March 6, 2014 Leave a comment
Vanderbilt University defensive line coach Vavae Tata pleaded guilty on Wednesday (March 5, 2014) in Nashville, Tennessee.
Tata plead guilty as part of a plea agreement to a charge of drunk driving and will have the charge of leaving the scene of an accident dismissed. As part of the plea deal, he will lose his license for one year, attend an alcohol safety course, perform 24 hours of community service, pay a $350 fine and serve 48 hours in jail with the rest of the 11-month, 29-day sentence suspended.
Tata, 37, was arrested on February 16, 2014 after he struck two parked vehicles and fled the scene on foot. He had a blood-alcohol content of 0.18.
Tata will not have a position on the coaching staff in 2014 after pleading guilty.
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