Utah man pleads guilty to threatening Tygart

Updated: November 5, 2013, 5:21 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- A Utah man who sent an email threatening U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart after USADA stripped Lance Armstrong of his Tour de France titles has agreed to a guilty plea that will not result in jail time if accepted by a judge.

Robert Hutchins, 60, of Sandy, Utah, agreed to probation in a plea deal in federal court Monday. The sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 10, 2014.

According to court filings, on Aug. 23, 2012, the night Armstrong announced he would not fight USADA's findings against him, an email sent to Tygart and traced to Hutchins read, "Hope you have body guards and bullet proof vest, your (sic) a dead man ..."

Last month, Gerrit Keats of Florida also pleaded guilty to sending threatening emails to Tygart.

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