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Former Bengals and Bearcats player sentenced for bizarre actions

Former Bengals and Bearcats player was sentenced to 180 days in jail for an assault. (WKRC file)

BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) - A judge sentenced a former Bengals and Bearcats player to six months in jail for a bizarre assault in Morgan Township. J.K. Schaffer was also fined for the incident.

The former football player, who also played at La Salle and the University of Cincinnati, got into a fight then exposed himself to people at a church in Hamilton back in February. He pleaded guilty to assault and public indecency charges in June.

The La Salle graduate also played with the Bengals in 2013. He joined the team as a member of the practice squad in 2012 for the final eight regular-season games and one playoff contest.

His career was cut short due to multiple concussions. Schaffer also made odd statements during previous court appearances.

He'll be back in court to determine where he'll serve the rest of his sentence. He's also been ordered to pay $1700 in restitution by Dec. 28.

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