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IU football tight end Peyton Hendershot pleads guilty to trespass, other charges dropped

According to original reporting by Jon Blau of the Bloomington Herald Times, IU tight end Peyton Hendershot pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor criminal trespass charge on Tuesday at the Monroe County Court.

Monroe County’s court records have been updated and confirm the Herald Times report.

In connection with a plea deal, three other charges were dropped.

Hendershot was also facing charges of domestic battery, criminal conversion and criminal mischief in connection with a February incident in Bloomington involving an ex-girlfriend.

According to Blau’s reporting, Hendershot was sentenced to one year probation for the trespass offense, a Class A misdemeanor. He is also required to receive a mental health evaluation and participate in a batterers treatment program.

Monroe County Court records indicated that Hendershot was sentenced to 364 days in jail, with confinement commencing on June 9.  He served two days of that sentence, and 360 days have been suspended.

Hendershot was suspended indefinitely by the IU football team following the February incident.

Head coach Tom Allen later indicated that Hendershot had been permitted to rejoin the team in a “modified way.”

“We brought him back in a modified way, back with our team,” Allen said in late April. “We continue to monitor the situation as he works through some things we don’t have any control over.”

Hendershot earned third-team All-Big Ten honors in 2019 and set IU receiving records for tight ends last season with 52 catches and 622 yards. He added four touchdowns. He was not with the team during their four spring practices.

The 6-foot-4 Hendershot has also been rehabbing a shoulder injury that he suffered during the Gator Bowl.

It is unknown at this time whether Hendershot will be suspended for any games during Indiana’s 2020 season.

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