OU Football Player Gets Diversion On Drug Charge

By
Joe Higgins - Athens Messenger Editor

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Updated Mon, Oct 7, 2013 2:37 pm

An Ohio University football player who was suspended indefinitely from the team after being charged with trafficking in drugs has pleaded guilty to the offense and entered the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office’s Diversion Program.

Greg Windham, 19, of Tampa, Fla., appeared in Athens County Common Pleas Court last week and entered a guilty plea to an indictment charging aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony. The plea is being held in abeyance provided Windham completes a year in the diversion program, pay a $500 fee and pay court costs.

 

Windham and teammate Larenzo Fisher, 21, of Washington D.C., were both arrested in August after an investigation of more than a year. Fisher was charged with four counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, each a fourth-degree felony.

Following the arrests, the football team suspended both Windham and Fisher indefinitely.

Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn told The Messenger that Windham was the lesser offender in the crime and that Windham had delivered drugs for his roommate, Fisher, one time. He said that that while Windham was essentially just “running an errand,” it is still a felony. Blackburn said he hopes Windham will live up to the diversion terms and that the incident will be a “minor blip” in Windham’s life, one that he will learn from and go on to make better decisions.

Ohio University’s athletic department was contacted for comment regarding Windham’s current status with the team but calls were not returned before The Messenger’s deadline.

Windham was a freshman quarterback in his second season with Ohio. He had not played in any games before being suspended and was battling to be the team’s No. 3 quarterback.

Fisher, a junior cornerback, had appeared in 23 games, starting 11 in 2012.

Fisher’s case is still pending.

Blackburn said the Ohio University Police Department and Athens Police Department are still investigating the case and added that he believes there are “more pieces to the puzzle.”

 

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