In Parking Lot Beatdown Case
3/1/2018 10:01 AM PST
Jacksonville Jaguars star Dante Fowler copped a plea in his parking lot beatdown case — but he ain’t going to jail.
As we previously reported, the 23-year-old was charged with battery, criminal mischief and petty theft — all misdemeanors — after he allegedly roughed a dude up in an apartment parking lot in Florida back in July.
Officials say Fowler got upset with a man after he criticized his driving — and proceeded to hit the guy, knock off his glasses, stepped on them … and then grabbed the man’s bag of newly purchased liquor and threw it in a nearby lake.
Fowler was facing about a year in jail — but instead cut a deal in which he pled no contest to all 3 counts and in exchange he got 12 months probation, 75 hours of community service and more than $1,000 in fines.
He was also ordered to stay away from the victim, according to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports.
Fowler previously apologized for the incident — telling Jaguars fans, “I’m a better person than that.”