WLNS.com reports that former Michigan State football captain and defensive back Demetrious Cox has accepted a plea deal from East Lansing's City Attorney, in which he will pay a fine for an outstanding littering ticket instead of being charged with misdemeanor assault and battery.

Cox was arrested during the week of Thanksgiving 2016, prior to MSU's final game of the season at Penn State. Reports in the Lansing State Journal at the time said Cox struck a cab driver around 3:00AM on Thanksgiving morning, but told reporters that he was falsely accused.

Cox will be responsible for more than $1000 in fines for the littering ticket, much easier to swallow than a possible 93 days in jail plus fines.