Quarterback's father sentenced after guilty plea

URBANA — The father of University of Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhasse was sentenced to a year of conditional discharge Tuesday after admitting he resisted the efforts of police to remove him from a UI football game earlier this year.

Nathan Paul Creer, 51, who listed an address in the 2500 block of Applewood Drive, Champaign, pleaded guilty before Judge Richard Klaus to a misdemeanor charge of resisting a peace officer.

Creer was arrested at a UI football game on Oct. 26 after being uncooperative with UI police who were trying to break up a fight. Creer, who was intoxicated, ended up being put out of the stadium and banned from campus for a year in the aftermath of the incident.

In addition to the year of conditional discharge — a form of probation without reporting to a probation officer — Creer was ordered to perform 100 hours of public service.

The state agreed not to use the misdemeanor arrest as grounds to revoke the probation he received in April for criminal trespass to residence.

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