Jeffrey Hall
Jeffrey Hall (Boulder County Sheriff's Office)

Former University of Colorado football player Jeffrey Hall was sentenced to 180 days in jail after accepting a plea deal in his assault case.

Hall, 20, pleaded guilty to felony menacing and third-degree assault Friday, according to Boulder District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Catherine Olguin.

Hall received a two-year deferred sentence on the menacing charge — a Class 5 felony — with a condition he undergo substance abuse and anger management treatment and evaluation.

Hall had been scheduled to stand trial Nov. 17.

In exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors dropped two felony second-degree assault charges and misdemeanor counts of obstructing a peace officer, resisting arrest and underage possession of alcohol. Prosecutors also dropped a bond violation case against Hall.

He was taken into custody Friday, according to Boulder County Jail records.

Hall was arrested in February after witnesses said he choked a woman at a party and then had to be shocked with a Taser when he resisted arrest by Boulder police officers.

The officers were able to get Hall into handcuffs, but one of them, Officer John Smyly, was hit in the head and received a scratch while trying to subdue Hall.

CU athletics spokesman Dave Plati confirmed Monday that Hall was no longer enrolled at the university.

As a sophomore in 2013, Hall played in all 12 games for the Buffs on special teams and as a defensive back.


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