Jerome Schaffer's lawyer will argue later in August that the former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker should get off with only probation after a judge sentenced him this week to 180 days in jail on misdemeanor assault and indecent exposure charges.
Schaffer's multiple concussions from his college and NFL days on the field are a "legitimate and serious issue" for the former player, said Mike Allen, his attorney, notes Patch.
Authorities have said Schaffer was apparently under the influence of drugs when he was arrested in February after he got into a fight, tried to break into cars and exposed himself in a church parking lot. Schaffer, 26, pleaded no contest to the charges in June.
Schaffer has been doing well since his arrest, Allen said. He entered an inpatient treatment program and continues to receive counseling while pursuing a real estate license, Patch reports.