Sentencing postponed for former USU football player

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LOGAN — The sentencing for a former Utah State University football player was postponed Tuesday morning, after probation officers failed to complete a pre-sentence report in time.

Gregory Hayden Weichers appeared in 1st District Court. His defense attorney, Edward Brass said his 20-year-old client wanted to resolve the charges against him quickly but had not been able to reach Adult Probation and Parole in Salt Lake, where he now resides.

In April, Weichers pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of a controlled substance, a third-degree felony and one count of sexual battery, a class A misdemeanor.

Brass said court records showed Weichers waived his right to a preliminary hearing and pleaded guilty in hopes of resolving the matters quickly. He said his client tried to cooperate but had been given a wrong phone number to contact probation officers.

Weichers was arrested in October 2014, accused of drugging and rapping a prostitute at a local hotel. While being questioned by officers, he admitted to contacting an escort service and arranging to meet the female victim at the hotel.

In November, he was charged with soliciting a prostitute, a class B misdemeanor and later pleaded guilty. Court records show he was sentenced to serve two-days in jail and put on probation for one-year. In March, state attorneys filed the additional charges.

Judge Brian Cannell postponed sentencing until July 14, giving probation officers additional time to complete the report on Weichers’ criminal history.

Weicher’s played wide receiver and was suspended from the USU football team following his arrest. He is from South Jordan, Utah and played for Bingham High School.

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