Former Arizona football player to serve 5 years for assault

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TUCSON, AZ (AP) -

A former University of Arizona football player accused of domestic violence will serve five years in prison.

A Tucson judge sentenced Orlando Bradford on Monday and also ordered him to pay $22,000 in restitution.

The former running back pleaded guilty in September to two felony counts of aggravated assault. He initially faced going to trial for 10 felonies related to assault.

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Police arrested Bradford in September 2016 after his girlfriend at the time said he hit and choked her.

A second woman came forward shortly afterward and alleged Bradford assaulted her several times during their relationship.

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Bradford played in two games for Arizona that season before he was kicked off the team following his arrest.

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