Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler has been sentenced to a year of probation and 75 hours of community service for last year’s parking lot incident in St.Pete.
Fowler, 23, was sentenced to 12 months probation, 75 hours of community service and must pay fines that total $2,575 stemming from battery, mischief and petty theft charges, court records show. Fowler was also ordered to have no communication with the man who filed a battery complaint against him.
According to police reports, Fowler, a St. Petersburg native, got into an altercation with a man who commented on his driving while passing through the Trellis at the Lakes apartment complex during an offseason visit. The two exchanged words and Fowler knocked the victim’s glasses off and tossed his groceries into a nearby lake.
Fowler was charged with simple battery and mischief. Dante Fowler signed a 4 year, $23,490,253 contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, including a $15,343,820 signing bonus, $23,490,253 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $5,872,563. In 2018, Fowler Jr. will earn a base salary of $3,638,216, while carrying a cap hit of $7,474,171 and a dead cap value of $7,474,171.