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Posted on Tue, Dec 14, 2010 : 2:16 p.m.

Former Michigan football player Boubacar Cissoko sentenced on new charge

By Pete Bigelow

A former University of Michigan football player already serving prison time for prior convictions was sentenced last week on a count of assaulting a prison employee.

Boubacar Cissoko pled guilty to one charge and received a sentence of 22 to 38 months that will run concurrent with his previous sentence of 19 months to 15 years in prison.

Two additional counts were dismissed in exchange for the guilty plea, which came in front of Washtenaw County Circuit Judge Archie Brown.

Brown credited Cissoko with 138 days already served, and said he could be eligible for a special alternative boot camp at a to-be-determined point in his sentence.

Cissoko received his original sentence on Aug. 4 after being convicted of assault with intent to rob while unarmed and three counts of larceny from a person.

A 5-foot-9, 175-pound cornerback, Cissoko was kicked off the Wolverines' football team in October 2009 for an unspecified violation of team rules.

Pete Bigelow covers the Michigan football team for He can be reached at (734) 623-2551, via e-mail at and followed on Twitter @PeterCBigelow.



Thu, Dec 16, 2010 : 8:14 a.m.

kid sucked anyway

Blueman Rick

Wed, Dec 15, 2010 : 1:47 p.m.

Cissoko took his lucky break and broke it in two. A real shame.


Wed, Dec 15, 2010 : 11:51 a.m.

PSU I understand that but they were given second chances and they showed they did not care and said screw probation. They should of been punished once again. We should not think that Rich handled that well at all.

Sean T.

Wed, Dec 15, 2010 : 11:18 a.m.

He needs to learn how to adjust. Do the time, don't let the time do you. It's really sad.


Wed, Dec 15, 2010 : 10:44 a.m.

Stonum and Grady both had DUI's in the offseason. Had they got them during the season they certainly would not have gone from a jumpsuit to a uniform in 2 days time.


Tue, Dec 14, 2010 : 10:36 p.m.

Lets not be hypocritical Tater......... Cough cough Stonum Grady


Tue, Dec 14, 2010 : 6:50 p.m.

Angry kids like this almost never recover and "see the light". If he is lashing out at prison employees that is not a good sign.


Tue, Dec 14, 2010 : 6:34 p.m.

maybe someday he'll see the light.bad decision after bad decision == residence in another kind of BIG HOUSE


Tue, Dec 14, 2010 : 4:25 p.m.

The intent to rob occurred instead of actual robbery because Cissoko wasn't quite able to catch up to the prison employee on a fade route. Actually, Cissoko had a nice situation at U-M but blew his chance and continues to make poor decisions that will unfortunately affect him the rest of his life.