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Former first-round pick reaches plea deal following parking lot brawl Logan Bowles/Getty Images

Dante Fowler, a defensive marvel for the Jacksonville Jaguars, has reached a plea deal following a parking lot battle of fisticuffs turned bad.

Then again, when does a parking lot donnybrook ever turn good? Only in 8 Mile, maybe? Whatever.

Fowler was charged with battery, criminal mischief and petty theft from an incident back in July. Now, according to TMZ:

Fowler was facing about a year in jail — but instead cut a deal in which he pled no contest to all 3 counts and in exchange he got 12 months probation, 75 hours of community service and more than $1,000 in fines.

Naturally, he is also supposed to stay away from the victim.

The former No. 3 overall NFL Draft pick in 2015, Fowler missed his entire rookie season with a torn ACL. Since then, the former Florida end has managed to to sack the quarterback 12 times in his career, eight of those coming last season.

Obviously, he will have to stay out of trouble for the next year or things can get ugly for Fowler. Otherwise, it appears he got off relatively easy.

Joseph has been covering college basketball for nearly a decade. He's also the co-host of the Off The Wall podcast. Marty Jannetty is better than HBK.
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