Former NFL and Alabama quarterback, Jay Barker, has formally pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of reckless endangerment following his arrest in January when he was accused of domestic violence.
According to AL.com, former Alabama quarterback Jay Barker is guilty of a January incident with his estranged wife, country singer Sara Evans.
Barker has been placed on probation.
“On Thursday, he was convicted of reckless endangerment not involving a weapon, which is a misdemeanor, according to Kris Mumford, public information officer with the Metro Nashville Police Department,” AL.com reports.
“It was not clear if Barker was found guilty or pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.”
Barker played college football at the University of Alabama, under head coach Gene Stallings. In the final game of the 1992 season, Barker led the Crimson Tide to a national championship by defeating the #1 Miami Hurricanes, 34–13, in the 1993 Sugar Bowl.
Barker was drafted in the 1995 NFL Draft in the fifth round by the Green Bay Packers, but did not make the team. He was also on the roster of the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers, but never played in a regular season game.
He later played for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League and the short-lived Birmingham Thunderbolts during the first wave of the XFL.