There's been a new development in the Jabaal Sheard case, mainly that the Pitt football standout pleaded guilty today to a summary charge of disorderly conduct in front of District Judge Robert Ravenstahl.
Sheard was ordered to pay the medical bills of the man he threw through a South Side gallery's glass door, as well as pay for the court costs and apologize to the man, 27-year-old Edward Parker of Stanton Heights.
Sheard remains on indefinite suspension from the team, but I cannot believe that he would not get a one-game suspension for his actions. I've heard some stories as to how the fight started (nothing that I could confirm or go on the record with), but whatever the case, Sheard participated in a very violent act in public that did not reflect well upon the school or the football program.
Regardless of his reasons, those types of actions cannot go unpunished, and I would expect a comment and a decision from Dave Wannstedt by the end of the week, if not sooner.