Ypsilanti — A former member of Eastern Michigan’s track and field team has been sentenced to eight months in jail in a sexual assault case.
The Ann Arbor News reports Eli Burdette also was ordered Wednesday to be on probation for five years after earlier pleading guilty to fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and aggravated domestic violence.
Two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct were dismissed.
Authorities say Burdette sexually assaulted a woman and prevented her from leaving her apartment in Ypsilanti in November. Burdette told the court it was a “terrible night” and he wants to serve his time and “be a productive member of society.”
Burdette was a sophomore from Mansfield, Ohio, who competed in throws. He’s no longer enrolled at Eastern.