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High school football star gets dismissal of felony convictions

Amherst County Circuit Judge Michael Gamble agreed to dismiss felony drug convictions against promising quarterback Peter Rose.

Rose, who was found guilty in a trial earlier this year of two misdemeanor charges and two felony charges of selling drugs to an undercover sheriff’s deputy, left the courtroom with a 30-day sentence and only misdemeanor convictions, reports the The News & Advance.

Before his arrest, Rose led the Lancers to two state titles and was named the Virginia Group AA Player of the Year. He had been recruited to play cornerback at Virginia Tech, but his scholarship offer was revoked after his arrest. Former coaches, teachers and others close to him testified on his behalf.

The court’s leniency could still allow Rose to be eligible for the financial aid he needs to go to college.

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