It has been a whirlwind for Georgia Southern quarterback Josh Hutson and his father, who is currently serving a six-year sentence for the attempted murder of a woman in his hometown of Athens.
After being arrested in the killing of Michelle Ritter, a 23-year-old former cheerleader, Hutson was scheduled to go to trial for the crime last month.
However, on Tuesday, the state supreme court overturned his conviction, allowing Hutson to serve the remainder of his sentence before his trial is over.
Georgia Southern coach Mike Bobo was among the players to congratulate Hutson after the ruling was announced.
Hutson has already been to the NFL Combine and his mother is currently on the active roster.
However, it remains to be seen if he will be drafted in the first round.
The 2018 NFL draft will take place on April 28 and is expected to feature a few of the top prospects in the draft, including Alabama’s Deshaun Watson and Notre Dame’s Malik Hooker.
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