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Ex-CU football player Alex Lewis sentenced to jail for attack on cadet

Alex Lewis (left) and Jordan Webb (right) after their arrest on an assault charge in May.

Alex Lewis (left) and Jordan Webb (right) after their arrest on an assault charge in May.

BOULDER, Colo. — Former University of Colorado offensive lineman Alex Lewis was sentenced to 45 days in the Boulder Jail after pleading guilty in December to third-degree misdemeanor assault for his role in a fight that left an Air Force Academy cadet unconscious on the concrete near campus.

Lewis, who has since transferred to Nebraska, pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor as part of a plea deal with prosecutors in which four other charges were dropped, including two felony counts.

Lewis and CU quarterback Jordan Webb were arrested by Boulder Police on May 11 after witnesses said the men were involved in a fight with 22-year-old cadet Lee Bussey. According to police, Lewis pushed Bussey’s head into a brick wall, and Lewis and Webb pushed Bussey to the ground and started punching him.

Webb was sentenced to two years of probation and 20 days on a work crew.

Lewis will also have to serve two years of probation in Nebraska.