Former Ohio State quarterback Jameus Winston was convicted on domestic violence charges and will serve two years of his sentence, his attorney said Friday.
The charges stemmed from an incident in October 2016, when he struck his wife, who was in a wheelchair, and a female friend.
He also was charged with battery.
He was arrested after police found his wife on her back with a broken nose and was taken to a hospital.
The case is one of the most prominent domestic violence cases in NFL history.
The former Browns quarterback was a first-round pick in 2008, and he has been a Pro Bowler in each of the last three seasons.
He’s been arrested for domestic abuse at least twice, in 2011 and again in 2014.
Jameis’ attorney, Jason Williams, said in a statement that Winston was given the maximum sentence possible in the case because of the severity of the charges.
Williams said that Winston, who has been suspended for the season by the NFL, will not have any immediate impact on the Browns.
He said Winston will spend at least two years on probation, and his wife will have to register as a sex offender.
He will not be allowed to attend the Browns’ home games, the team announced Friday.