UPDATE: WVU Football player pleads guilty to reckless driving

West Virginia University tight end Jovani Haskins entered a guilty plea Monday.
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WDTV) — UPDATE 11/05/19 @ 11:13 a.m.
West Virginia University tight end Jovani Haskins entered a guilty plea Monday.

According to the Monongalia County Magistrate Court, Haskins pleaded guilty to reckless driving. His charge for left of center was dismissed and charge for fleeing was deferred for one year.

Haskins will have to pay court costs, according to the magistrate court. He will also have to complete eight hours of traffic court and 100 hours of community service within one year.



ORIGINAL STORY
A West Virginia University football player was arrested after he allegedly fled from police.

According to the criminal complaint, police attempted to pull over a white Audi A4 speeding on University Avenue on July 28. The car almost hit another car in the turning lane of University Avenue and Campus Avenue.

According to police, the car failed to pull over after police turned on their lights and crossed the center line multiple times.

According to the criminal complaint, the car got stuck in traffic and turned down Ensign Avenue and parked in the Metro Towers parking lot. The driver got out and fled on foot.

Police say they were able to identify the driver as WVU tight end Jovani Haskins through cross referencing vehicle registration through WVU parking which had citations under Haskins.

Police say they found Haskins' student ID while conducting a tow inventory.

Haskins has been charged with fleeing, reckless driving and left of center.

The Monongalia Magistrate Court says the Haskins was arraigned last Thursday. He pleaded not guilty and paid a bond of $2,500.

According to the Monongalia Magistrate Court, a court date has not be scheduled.

WVU Football Head Coach Neal Brown released a statement regarding
the situation involving Haskins.

"“We are aware of the situation, and it will be handled appropriately and in accordance with West Virginia University’s policies and procedures surrounding student conduct," said Brown.