Bernard Pierce gets probation after DUI plea deal

AP

Jaguars running back Bernard Pierce was sentenced to probation Tuesday, after he cut a plea deal to avoid a conviction on DUI charges.

According to Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun, Pierce will be under supervised probation, and has to pay $250 and court costs. Judge Mickey Norman cited Pierce’s cooperation with police, his community service, and participation in evaluations since the incident as reasons for allowing him to cut the deal.

The Ravens cut Pierce after the March arrest.

“I lost it all, and now I’m trying to rebuild,” Pierce said in court. “If I could do it all over again, I definitely wouldn’t drink and drive.”

Pierce will still be subject to league punishment, including suspension as a result of the plea.