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Troubled former Florida DB handed down his prison sentence after making a plea deal @Tampa_Live/Twitter

Former Florida defensive back Deiondre Porter reportedly faces 10 years in prison for a series of felony charges stemming from an incident in which he was arrested for allegedly shooting at his pregnant girlfriend in October 2015, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

According to the report, Porter accepted a plea deal “on felony charges including aggravated assault, battery on a pregnant woman and robbery with a firearm” to avoid a life sentence and could be sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The then-freshman was dismissed from the Florida football program immediately after his initial arrest for the alleged shooting and later for allegedly being involved in an incident in which he and another man robbed a Verizon Wireless store in Gainesville at gunpoint.

Porter was also sentenced to six years for a previous armed robbery that took place in a separate phone store in Jacksonville.

The former 3-star prospect excelled as a high school quarterback, leading Jefferson (Tampa) leading the state of Florida with nearly 4,700 yards as a senior.

Porter switched to cornerback at Florida and redshirted during his first season in Gainesville. He played on special teams the following season before being dismissed by the team.

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