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Ex-Florida basketball player gets 30 days for assault

Published August 24, 2009 6:49 pm

Guilty plea » 'Teddy' Dupay charged with hurting his girlfriend
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A former University of Florida basketball player, initially charged with three first-degree felonies for allegedly beating and raping his girlfriend at a Deer Valley lodge last summer, was sentenced Monday to probation and 30 days in jail.

Edward "Teddy" Dupay pleaded guilty in June to a lesser third-degree felony count of aggravated assault, as well as misdemeanor counts of threat against life or property and intoxication.

Third District Judge Bruce Lubeck ordered Dupay to report to the Summit County jail on Sept. 1.

The judge also placed Dupay, 30, on probation for 36 months and ordered him to pay an $800 fines and complete 100 hours of community service.

Dupay also must complete domestic violence counseling, anger-management classes and anything else probation officials deem necessary.

The court docket gives no indication why the sex-assault allegations were dismissed. Deputy Summit County Attorney Paul Christensen did not return a call, and Dupay's attorney, Ed Brass, was unavailable for comment.

Park City police were called to the Stein Ericksen Lodge on June 19, 2008, where a 28-year-old woman -- who said she was Dupay's girlfriend of two years -- claimed he had raped her after hitting and kicking her about 150 times, according to court documents.

She also told police Dupay forced her under a desk and threatened to kill her and her family if she tried to leave, according to court documents.

A medical exam showed the woman suffered bruises to her outer thigh, upper arm and shoulder, scratches on her back and a swollen left eye, according to court documents.

Dupay, who played shooting guard on the Gators' runner-up team in the 2000 NCAA basketball tournament, was kicked off the team after gambling allegations against him surfaced before his senior season in 2001. He was never charged criminally for gambling violations.

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