Cincinnati QB Collaros in diversion program

Zach Collaros (FOX19 File)
Zach Collaros (FOX19 File)

CINCINNATI (AP) - Cincinnati backup quarterback Zach Collaros' scramble to sign up for a diversion program has allowed him to avoid jail time.

Collaros on Monday told Hamilton County Municpal Judge Bernie Bouchard that he had signed up for the court-mandated, eight-hour class on the ills of underage drinking.

Bouchard accepted his guilty plea, which will be erased upon completion of the program that costs $200.

Now 21, Collaros was 20 when cited for presenting a fake ID to get into a bar near campus. Bouchard last month sternly threatened him with jail if he didn't get moving on the program. The unbeaten, fourth-ranked Bearcats will play Florida in the Sugar Bowl.

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