By Garth O'Brien | January 12, 2009
Filed Under Athlete DUI
Lincoln, Nebraska. Hunter Teafatiller was a tight end for the Nebraska Cornhuskers last year playing in 12 games. He made headlines recently by receiving a 10 day jail sentence for his second DUI.
Judge Laurie Yardley also required Teafatiller to serve two years on probation, pay fines and serve a six month driver’s license suspension. This seems to be a light sentence given Teafatiller’s blood alcohol level was more than two times the DUI legal limit for Nebraska, and that his first DUI conviction was in 2007.
In the State of Washington, Teafatiller would have been required to serve at least 45 days in jail in addition to serving time in house arrest. His driver’s license would have been suspended for 900 days and he would have been placed on five years of probation. Nebraska is quite lenient on DUI offenders compared to Washington State.