Shadrach Thornton Accepts Plea Deal; Assault Charges Could Be Dismissed Next August

Rob Kinnan-US PRESSWIRE

Shadrach Thornton accepted a plea deal in court Thursday, and as long as he keeps himself out of any additional trouble and continues to attend counseling, the charges will be dropped this time next year. Thornton was in court along with his girlfriend.

Thornton did not address reporters afterward though his attorney said that both Thornton and his girlfriend "are upset they ever put themselves in this position." Yeah, no kiddin'. Anyway, let's hope this is the end of Shad's legal issues at NC State and we can all get back to touchdowns and #education and planking on top of various campus landmarks (with the exception of the Murphy Center fountain, of course!).

I recommend this WTVD story on the court date because it begins with Thornton being called a basketball player and just kinda ... goes from there. The shot of the reporters chasing him into an elevator is delightfully awkward. Great work here, news team!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Backing The Pack

You must be a member of Backing The Pack to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Backing The Pack. You should read them.

Join Backing The Pack

You must be a member of Backing The Pack to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Backing The Pack. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker