(AP) SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. - A former public high school football coach who played college football at the University of Tennessee has been allowed pretrial diversion on a sexual text message sent to a teenage boy.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reported Joshua Briscoe appeared in Sevier Circuit Court on Tuesday and entered the program, which will clear his record if he doesn't offend again.
Briscoe is 24 years old. He worked for a year as an assistant football coach at Pigeon Forge High School.
A grand jury indicted Briscoe on one count of soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor and two counts of solicitation of a minor over a text message sent to a 15-year-old football team member in 2009.
Briscoe could have received a two-year prison sentence, had he been convicted at trial.
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