Sam Rayburn, the former Eagles defensive tackle who was arrested in March for trying to forge painkiller prescriptions in his hometown of Chickasha, Okla., pleaded guilty to two felony charges Monday, his attorney said yesterday.
Under the plea agreement, Rayburn, 28, will avoid a prison term and enter a probationary "Drug Court" program administered by the State of Oklahoma, his attorney said.
The program for first offenders, which takes at least 18 months to complete, includes mandatory meetings with counselors, community service, and random drug testing.
"Then it's like a regular probation: You can't violate laws, there's a curfew set, you can't touch alcohol or drugs or possess firearms," said Al Hoch, Rayburn's attorney. "As soon as he's successful, it's dismissed. The downside, if you're not successful, you get 10 years in the Department of Corrections. There's a heavy incentive to be successful."