Tennessee's Butcher agrees to court costs, community service

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee defensive lineman Andrew Butcher has agreed to pay court costs and perform community service in exchange for having the misdemeanor charges against him dismissed.

Butcher's lawyer, Bud Gilbert, says his client paid $275 in court costs. Under terms of the deal reached Thursday, Butcher also must perform 24 hours of community service and take an alcohol education course.

Butcher was arrested Aug. 30 after Knoxville police said they found him ''running around'' on Interstate 40 with alcohol on his breath. The freshman from Alpharetta, Georgia, faced charges of public intoxication and underage consumption plus a controlled access roadway violation

Gilbert said the underage consumption charge would be expunged Jan. 28 as long as Butcher completes the terms of his agreement. Gilbert said the other two charges were dropped Thursday.

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