Three ex-Michigan State football players reach plea deal in sexual assault case

Former Michigan State football players Donnie Corley, Josh King and Demetric Vance pleaded guilty to a felony charge of seduction.

Three former Michigan State football players charged with criminal sexual conduct agreed to plea deals Wednesday to reduced chargers that could allow them to potentially avoid jail time, MLive.com reported.

Donnie Corley, Josh King and Demetric Vance were accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a bathroom during an on-campus party in 2017 and pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge of seduction under a law that states "any man who shall seduce and debauch any unmarried woman." The felony is punishable by up to five years in prison.

MLive.com notes that King also pleaded to a felony charge of surveilling an unclothed person, which is punishable by up to two years in prison.

The former players, who were dismissed from the team last June after being charged, could have seen longer sentences under the original criminal sexual conduct charges the men had faced. King originally was charged with first- and third- degree criminal sexual conduct, which means he could have faced up to life in prison. Corley and Vance previously were charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct and could've faced to 15 years in prison.

The agreements reached Wednesday allow all three to avoid up-front jail time. They can withdraw their guilty pleas if jail time is included in their sentences, which are scheduled to be set in a hearing June 6.