CSI Athlete Enters Guilty Plea on Alcohol-Related Charges


By Aimee Burnett

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) A former College of Southern Idaho basketball player will soon be sentenced on alcohol–related charges.

This, after William Reader changed his plea Monday morning in district court.

The sophomore center pleaded guilty to unlawfully purchasing an alcoholic beverage under the age of twenty–one.

He was cited just after midnight on February 24th during a routine traffic stop.

Reader was the Golden Eagles' third leading scorer.

He was suspended from the team per the college's drug and alcohol policy.

Here's what went on in court today.

"You're going to plead guilty to the charge that's been brought against you is that correct sir?" said Judge Roger Harris, Fifth Judicial District Court.

"That is true," replied Reader.

"Any question for me about the rights that you give up by doing so?” said Harris.

"No," said Reader.

"Is that what you want to do?" said Harris.

"Yes," said Reader.

The sentencing date is set for May 14th, but that could change.

Reader is expected to graduate from the college this semester.

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