Report: Indiana TE pleads guilty to charge of criminal trespassing
Indiana tight end Peyton Hendershot has pleaded guilty to a criminal trespassing charge, according to a report from Jon Blau of Hoosiersportsreport.com. The charge is a misdemeanor.
Hendershot pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor in Monroe County Court on Tuesday. He was also facing three additional misdemeanor charges stemming from dispute with an ex-girlfriend that occurred in February. Those were dismissed.
Per Blau’s report, Hendershot will receive one year of probation and will be required to receive a mental health evaluation and take part in a batterers treatment program.
The other charges included domestic battery, criminal conversion and criminal mischief. As part of the plea deal, those three charges were dropped with the tight end pleading guilty to the criminal trespassing charge.
Hendershot was arrested following the incident in February and was subsequently indefinitely suspended from the Indiana football program. He was accused of taking his ex-girlfriends phone and grabbing her by the neck and throwing her against a wall when she attempted to retrieve it.
Hendershot is a rising junior at Indiana and has made significant contributions to the football program in his first two seasons. During his time with the Hoosiers, the tight end has totaled 67 receptions for 785 yards and six touchdowns. He was the team’s second-leading pass-catcher a year ago, totaling 622 yards and four touchdown grabs on 52 catches.
Head coach Tom Allen allowed Hendershot to return to the team in a “modified way” this spring.