Former Star Football Player For South Pittsburg High Headed Back To Prison

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A former star football player for South Pittsburg High School is headed back to federal prison.

Judge Sandy Mattice on Monday ordered Patrick Pitts to serve six more months.

He had tested positive for cocaine several times after being released to a Salvation Army halfway house. On another occasion, he tested positive for cocaine and marijuana.

Pitts earlier faced a kidnapping charge. He pleaded guilty and testified against a co-defendant, who was stealing vehicles and selling them to a chop shop in Knoxville.

Pitts said during the trial that he was a cocaine dealer.

His original sentence in 2007 was 100 months.


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