BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - Monday morning former Western Kentucky University and Bowling Green High School football player Nacarius Fant appeared before Judge John Grise in Warren County Circuit Court seeking shock probation.
In June Fant was sentenced to five years in prison and 165 dollars in court fees for five counts of trafficking in a controlled substance.
In August 2018, police arrested Fant following a six-week investigation of drug trafficking involving cocaine. Police charged Fant with five counts of trafficking in a controlled substance.
Judge Grise considered character letters from the defense and opposition from the prosecution based on the amount of drugs sold and that police performed five controlled buys from Fant.
Ultimately Judge Grise moved to grant shock probation, reminding Fant of some very serious rules and limitations as part of it.
Many of Fant's family members were in court and spoke to 13 News after. Tre Fant, Nacarius Fant's brother, said, "He's a big role model, regardless of what's happened he's still a role model to a lot of kids. We have a little brother who did not make it today and he looks up to him like no other, you know, I'm the middle brother so he kind of looks over me and looks up at the older brother so it's just like he's a big role model, he'll be a role model once he gets out everything is going to be okay, everybody is still going to look up to him just the way they did."
Once released from jail, Fant is to report immediately to probation and parole and will remain on probation for five years.