LaCurtis Jones was sentenced Monday to prison terms of three and two years, to run at the same time. Jones admitted to choking his wife during a fight at his mother's house in February.
His attorney, Thomas West, told the Waco Tribune-Herald (http://bit.ly/1rj2nOK ) that Jones' ''history of concussions'' could have made it more difficult for him to control his anger.
Jones was an All-Southwest Conference linebacker at Baylor in 1994 and 1995, before a brief NFL career.
He pleaded guilty to assault family violence and evading police. He was already in state jail for a theft conviction.
Information from: Waco Tribune-Herald, http://www.wacotrib.com