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Former OL Harris sentenced to jail

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Former San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders offensive lineman Kwame Harris was sentenced to five days in jail and three years of probation Friday for assaulting his ex-boyfriend outside a Menlo Park, Calif., restaurant last year, according to the San Mateo Daily News.

Harris must attend 104 hours of domestic violence counseling, and pay $200 to a battered women's shelter and $500 to a domestic violence fund. He is also prohibited from possessing a weapon or ammunition and from harassing the victim, Dimitri Geier.

He is set to begin his jail sentence Feb. 8.

Harris was convicted of misdemeanor violence and assault charges but acquitted of felony domestic violence and assault charges.

Harris and Geier began arguing at a restaurant in August 2012 but it escalated into a fight outside. Harris punched Geier several times in the face and head, causing a compound facial fracture that required surgery and insertion of a metal plate.

Harris claimed Geier started the altercation and he was acting in self-defense.
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