Jenks' Reese Leitao runs downfield against Springdale (Ark.) Har-Ber during a football game at Jenks High School in Jenks, Okla., on Friday, September 16, 2016. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World

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Texas signee Reese Leitao gets felony charged dropped to misdemeanor

Posted May 23rd, 2017

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Texas signee Reese Leitao has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drug possession and will receive a four-year deferred sentence as part of his agreement with Tulsa County prosecutors.

According to Leitao’s attorney, Leitao has “some probationary work,” including speaking engagements at schools, and will be under the supervision of the district attorney. Leitao is required to pay a $1,000 fine and will pay $40 per month to the Tulsa district attorney’s office as a fee.

But as for getting the original felony charged dropped to a misdemeanor, Leitao’s attorney Allen Smallwood said, “I don’t know if I’ve ever accomplished this with the initial filing to what it is now.”

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If Leitao avoids any trouble for the next four years, Smallwood said, his record will be wiped clean. It was unlikely that Texas coach Tom Herman would allow Leitao to fulfill his scholarship offer had the Jenks, Okla., tight end received a felony conviction.

“I’m happy,” Smallwood said. “Hopefully the University of Texas will be happy.”

Contact Brian Davis at 512-445-3957. Email bdavis@statesman.com.

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