A former sports agent pleaded guilty on Monday to providing impermissible benefits to three former University of North Carolina football players and coaxing them into signing contracts with him.
According to the Associated Press, Terry Watson accepted 30 months of probation along with a $5,000 fine as part of a plea agreement that also included suspended jail sentence of six to eight months as issued by a judge. Watson pleaded guilty to 13 counts of athlete-agent inducement, including providing around $24,000 in cash and travel accommodations to three former Tar Heels -- Robert Quinn, Marvin Austin and Greg Little -- in 2010. The felonies, which are considered minor for those without a criminal record, came in violation of North Carolina's sports agent law.
Quinn currently plays for the Los Angeles Rams.
According to the ex-agent's attorney, the 43-year-old lost his license with the NFL Players Association and is no longer representing clients. Instead, Watson is working two jobs while going through a divorce.
Per WRAL, more plea agreements could be coming in the following month as others accused for violating the state's illegal contact agreement have upcoming hearings.