Regrettable

Dan Hampton, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer, was sentenced Friday to a week in jail after pleading guilty last month to drunken-driving charges.

The former Bears' defensive end also was fined $1,000 and ordered to attend alcohol education courses. The arrest was his second for DWI in five years.

The 44-year-old Hampton, who also played at Arkansas, was drafted by the Bears No. 4 overall in 1979 and was All-Pro in 1981, 1983, 1985-86. After playing 12 seasons in Chicago he retired in 1990.

State police arrested him in late January, days before he was elected to the Hall of Fame.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusing to submit to a breath test, careless and prohibitive driving and failing to register his sport-utility vehicle.


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