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Former Boise State football recruit gets probation in gun case

Former Boise State running back recruit Raymond Sheard has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge and been sentenced to probation stemming from an incident this spring at Arlington (Texas) High. After his arrest, Boise State officials said Sheard wouldn’t be joining the program.

Sheard pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful carrying of a weapon, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

He was sentenced to two years of probation with deferred adjudication. He wasn’t indicted on the charges related to marijuana and prescriptions drugs that originally were part of the case.

Here is our original post on Sheard’s arrest.

Coach Bryan Harsin addressed the situation after the Spring Game.

“It’s tough because you build a relationship with a young man,” Harsin said. “Unfortunately, people make mistakes. Sometimes those mistakes are so big that it hurts them and it did in this situation – and that’s not the standard that we have for our players or we have for our program. At the same time, we wish him the very best. Hopefully he gets the help that he needs, gets people that will be there for him and gets an opportunity again, a chance in life to better himself. And that’s not easy.”