FRESNO – A former Georgia Tech football star was sentenced to nine months probation on felony drug charges connected to a marijuana-distribution ring.
Reuben Houston, 23, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to charges of conspiracy and attempt to distribute 92 pounds of marijuana. He pleaded guilty to the charges after his June arrest.
“I realize that in this situation I exercised bad judgment. I do apologize for the decision I made,” Houston said.
With the uncertainties of this case behind him, Reuben know has a good chance at being drafted.
Unlike many non-sports employers, NFL teams don't immediately toss out the resumes of convicted felons.
The Georgia Tech cornerback was kicked off the team following his arrest until a court order put him back on the team. He has since graduated.
He was one of 19 arrested in the alleged drug ring.