Published March 28. 2013 4:00AM
UConn basketball player Tyler Olander will participate in a pre-trial diversion program as his court-ordered punishment for trespassing charges.
Olander, a 20-year-old junior from Mansfield, was on spring break in Panama City Beach, Fla.,when he arrested in the early morning hours on March 21. He was charged with trespassing after failing to follow a sheriff deputy's order to leave a beach-area hotel. He was released from Bay County Jail later that day and ordered to return to Bay County Court on Wednesday.
The pre-trial diversion program contract states that Olander has to pay a $200 fine to the State Attorney's Office, perform eight hours of community service through any non-profit organization, which he can complete in Connecticut. Or in lieu of working the community service hours, he can pay an additional $80.
Olander also has to pass an online test with a grade of 70 percent or higher. If he violates the law while under the contract, he will be terminated from the program.
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