UVA Lacrosse Player Sentenced for Punching Police Officer

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A University of Virginia lacrosse player is headed to jail for punching a police officer in the face.

Friday morning in Charlottesville General District Court, 21-year-old Carl Walrath pleaded guilty to assault and obstruction of justice.

Walrath will spend 10 days in jail and have 50 hours of court-mandated community service to complete. The judge suspended an additional 110 days in jail for Walrath, pending his good behavior.

Walrath was originally facing more charges, but disorderly conduct and public intoxication charges were dropped.

This all stems from a fight that broke out on November 24 along the 1400 block of University Avenue. Police said at least eight people were involved in the fight and when they tried to break it up Walrath punched an officer in the face and ran. He was arrested a couple of blocks away.

The UVA athletics website with the 2014 lacrosse team's roster shows Walrath is a junior mid-fielder from Glen Mills Pennsylvania.

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