Ex-NFL player Lorenzo Neal sentenced for DUI

    2012-04-09 20:30

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Former NFL player Lorenzo Neal has been sentenced to three years of probation after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge.

The four-time Pro Bowl fullback also was sentenced Monday to eight days in an adult offender work program and ordered to pay $1,861 in fines and court fees.

Authorities say the former Fresno State University football player was charged in a July 4th crash in which his pickup truck hit a pole north of Clovis.

The Fresno Bee (http://bit.ly/IoTfRt ) reports Neal is listed as chief information officer for a company called Safe Ride Solutions, which offers confidential rides for intoxicated drivers.

According to the company's website, ``Lorenzo feels drinking and driving is a major problem and effects people from all walks of life and all segments of society.''


Information from: The Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com