Former Air Force tailback Saucier sentenced for cocaine use


COLORADO SPRINGS | Former Air Force tailback Joseph Saucier will serve three months behind bars after pleading guilty to cocaine use and marijuana possession.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports Saucier entered his pleas at an academy hearing Thursday in which military prosecutors agreed to drop allegations that he also intended to distribute illegal drugs. His sentence was announced Friday.

Saucier, a senior, hasn’t played this season after he was arrested in his native Arkansas in December for investigation of drug possession.

He told the judge Thursday he also used cocaine last November, citing academic pressure and his frustration over a knee ligament tear that ended his 2018 season.

Saucier was not sentenced to dismissal from the Air Force, but serious conduct violations usually lead to administrative expulsion from the academy.