No jail time for McKinnie

Vikings tackle Bryant McKinnie will avoid jail time if he meets the requirements of a diversion program, including community service, anger management and no further arrests.

Bryant McKinnie won't face jail time as a result of the fight outside a Miami nightclub a year ago.

McKinnie was allowed to enter a pre-trial diversion program that will cancel his trial, which was slated to begin Monday. The program consists of 25 hours of community service, anger management counseling and the requirement of no further arrests. He has up to one year to meet the requirements set forth by the judge.

Once the conditions of the diversion program are met, the four charges against McKinnie – including a felony assault charge – will be dismissed.

McKinnie has already been subject to NFL punishment for the incident – he was suspended for the first four games of the 2008 season.


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