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Steubenville Coach Says He's Learned Valuable Lesson

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 4/23/2014

A former volunteer assistant high school football coach will serve jail time in connection with the Steubenville rape case. Matthew Belardine was sentenced to 10 days behind bars on two misdemeanor counts of serving alcohol to a minor and falsification. Belardine pleaded no contest Tuesday to the charges. "You know looking back on it, I believe I've made the right decisions, but I just didn't make the decisions quick enough," he says. "I feel like I've learned a very valuable lesson, you know, not being in a situation like this any time in my life and having to deal with this. I think I've learned a very good lesson that no matter what you should always tell the truth." He was also ordered to serve 40 hours of community service and pay a thousand dollars in fines. Authorities say Belardine hosted an August 2012 party that the rape suspects and 16-year-old victim attended. Steubenville High School football players Ma'lik Richmond and Trenton Mays were found guilty of the rape last year.

   
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