Duck football player pleads guilty to charges

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Kiko Alonso (right) leaves the courtroom with attorney Marc Spence.

EUGENE, Ore. - A University of Oregon football player accused of breaking into a strangers house early last Sunday morning pleaded guilty to criminal mischief and criminal trespass Friday morning.

Judge Maurice Merten sentenced Kiko Alonso, 20, to two years probation, 200 hour community service and intensive alcohol treatment.

The court ordered Alonso to report to the Lane County Jail by noon to work out the terms of his community service, which must be completed within 30 days of the end of his probation.

Alonso was given diversion on the criminal trespass charge. If he complies with the terms of the agreement, the charge will be dismissed after 180 days.

The deputies who arrested Alonso originally jailed him on charges of felony burglary, but prosecutors said there wasn't enough evidence to support the charge. Burglary charges were never formally filed against Alonso.

Alonso, who arrived in court Friday wearing a green hooded sweatshirt, jeans and white shoes, met with the victim before the hearing and apologized to her in person. She in turn told him about how the incident affected her.

Alonso's attorney Marc Spence said the victim showed tremendous grace. Spence also said Alonso, who was suspended from the team last year after being arrested on drunk driving charges, has an issue with alcohol.

As one of the terms of his probation, Alonso will not be allowed to possess or consume alcohol.

After his arrest last weekend after Oregon's Spring Game, Coach Chip Kelly indefinitely suspended him from the team.

Julie Brown with the University of Oregon said the athletic department would not make a statement Friday and that Alonso's status with the team would remain "suspended indefinitely."