STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – A volunteer football coach whose house was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players has pleaded no contest to two charges.
The Ohio attorney general's office says Matt Belardine (BELL'-ahr-deen) entered no contest pleas Tuesday in Jefferson County court to one count of making a false statement and one count of enabling underage drinking.
Charges of obstructing official business and contributing to the delinquency of a child were dismissed.
Special Judge Patricia Ann Cosgrove sentenced Belardine to 10 days in jail, one year of supervision and 40 hours of community service. She also fined him $1,000.
A message was left with Belardine's attorney seeking comment.