Florida pitchers A.J. Puk and Kirby Snead have had felony charges for trespassing at a construction site on Florida's campus reduced to misdemeanor charges, reports Robbie Andreu of The Gainesville Sun.
The charge against UF pitchers A.J. Puk and Kirby Snead has been reduced to misdemeanor trespassing from third-degree criminal trespassing.— Robbie Andreu (@RobbieAndreu) April 15, 2015
With the new misdemeanor charge, Puk and Snead are being offered a deferred prosecution agreement by the State Attorney's Office.— Robbie Andreu (@RobbieAndreu) April 15, 2015
Andreu goes on to point out that deferred prosecution — carrying penalties of community service and fines — would keep both players' records clean.
Deferred prosecution agreements are increasingly common punishments for first-time misdemeanor offenses in Florida. Jameis Winston, notably, received the same for his petty theft charge in 2014 — and after community service and restitution to Publix, rejoined the Seminoles' baseball team.
One would think Puk and Snead are likely to make similarly swift returns from suspension.