Former IU football standout Antonio Allen sentenced in drug case

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Antonio Allen

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Former Indiana University football standout Antonio Allen learned his sentence after pleading guilty in a drug case.

Allen, a star at Ben Davis before coming to IU, was arrested in June 2015. The junior defensive back was caught in a sting operation from Indiana State Police and was arrested on several felony charges for dealing meth and heroin out of an apartment next to the football stadium.

He pleaded guilty Thursday to two charges: dealing methamphetamine and dealing in a narcotic drug. A judge sentenced him to concurrent sentences of four years on home detention. He’ll also be on probation and will be required to serve 100 hours of community service.

All other charges against Allen were dismissed, including possession of cocaine, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of heroin.

IU dismissed Allen from the football team after his arrest. He then transferred to Indiana State University.