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Man pleads guilty in attack on Moeller

LARGO, Fla. -- A Largo man has pleaded guilty to felony battery for assaulting Ohio State linebacker Tyler Moeller at a bar last summer.

Ralph Gray Decker did not speak at a court hearing Wednesday. His attorney, Sean McQuaid, says Decker has always expressed "a sincere level of regret and concern" for Moeller and apologized to Moeller's mother.

The 28-year-old Decker will be sentenced in August. He will pay $11,000 in restitution for Moeller's medical bills.

Moeller was attacked while on vacation with his family. He suffered a fractured skull and a serious brain injury. Moeller, who missed all of last season, has been held out of contact drills but has been participating.

A spokeswoman for Ohio State declined to comment.