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Delone Carter's court case wraps up

Syracuse running back Delone Carter can now move on from his spring arrest for allegedly punching a fellow student.

Carter pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of harassment in court Thursday afternoon and received a conditional discharge. As long as he stays clear out of any trouble for the next year, the case will be closed without any further action.

Carter stood accused of punching student William Hotaling in the face on Feb. 27 after a car he was riding in got hit by a snowball. Hotaling did not throw the snowball.

The senior running back was arrested late in spring practice and banished from school and the team until August. He has run for 419 yards and five touchdowns this season and is coming off his best game of the year against Colgate, when he had 172 yards on 14 carries and four scores.