A former Mississippi State running back has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for his convictions of possession of cocaine and felony possession of marijuana.
Dontae Walker was sentenced Wednesday by Oktibbeha County Circuit Judge Jim Kitchens. Walker will spend three years in prison with a $1,000 fine for the marijuana charge and 22 years behind bars, also with a $1,000 fine, for the cocaine charge. Walker was indicted on drug charges in 2003, then ended his college football career ninth in school history with 1,875 yards.
Walker had been free on a $25,000 bond. He was playing for the Birmingham Steeldogs in the Arena Football League.