Rookie 49ers linebacker Keaton Kristick and two of his college teammates were sentenced to probation and community service after pleading guilty to reduced charges in Corvallis, Ore., this morning.
Kristick, former Oregon State quarterback Lyle Moevao and senior defensive tackle Brennan Olander initially faced felony charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle after taking an athletic department golf cart for a joyride on March 14, flipping the cart and leaving it in a handicapped parking space near an off-campus apartment complex.
Benton County circuit court judge Locke A. Williams sentenced Kristick to 10 months of bench probation and 25 hours of community service. Moevao, who drove the cart, got 12 months of probation and 40 hours of service. Olander, who had a prior conviction for second-degree theft, received 12 months and 65 hours.
It was a dumb thing for Kristick and his buddies to do. But it’s hard to stay mad at a guy who told reporters after sentencing that the only other trouble he had gotten himself into was in high school, when he was written up for having his shirt untucked. “I want you to know this will never happen again,” Kristick said.