LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A local football player accused of stabbing a man on Sanibel in January entered a guilty plea today in court. Stephen Plein was sentenced to 180 days in the Lee County Jail.
Judge Margaret Steinbeck determined Plein is to serve 36 of those days over weekends beginning immediately. Plein currently attends the University of Miami, and upon graduation, he is to serve the remainder of the 140 days.
He must maintain "good student" status at UM, without any academic violations.
As part of his 6 months probation, Plein will have a curfew of 8:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m.
He will also have 24 months of Community Control, and will not be allowed to possess or consume alcohol.
After all of those stipulations, Plein will have 4 1/2 years of State probation, will not be able to possess weapons, and must pay $2,500 restitution to the victim.
Plein will also have to serve 50 hours of community service, and is not allowed to contact with victim ever again.
Plein must pay all court costs and fees in this case.