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UI employee/former player faces felony weapons charges

Update: 5:03 pm, 3/24/14, Monday CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A former UI football player and coach was in court Monday.
Update: 5:03 pm, 3/24/14, Monday
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A former UI football player and coach was in court Monday. Matt Sinclair was arrested in November after motorists say he pointed a gun at another car.

Sinclair's attorney says arguments for each side were heard, but the judge could take a couple months to make a decision. The defense argues, since gun laws in Illinois were considered unconstitutional, Sinclair's gun charges should be dropped.

Sinclair resigned from his position on the UI staff shortly after his arrest.
Original: 6:05 pm, 11/25/13, Monday
URBANA -- A former UI football player was in court Monday. Matt Sinclair was arrested over the weekend.

Police say he pointed a gun out a truck window at another car on I-74. He faces three different felony charges. Sinclair works for the UI athletic department.

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