Suspended UTEP gridders admit robbery roles

A pair of suspended Texas-El Paso football players accused of

robbery say they are guilty.

Daniel Palmer and Nickolas Sampson, both 20, pleaded guilty

Friday to charges that last summer they robbed Rafael Aguilera, who

was trying to sell the men stereo equipment.

An El Paso District Attorney’s office spokeswoman says the men

will serve five years’ probation under a deal that defers a

criminal conviction. Spokeswoman Renee Railey says that if they

don’t violate their terms, a judge could seal their cases and

dismiss their guilty pleas.

Palmer and Sampson have been suspended from the UTEP football

team since their arrests last June.