ADEL -- Former Atlanta Falcons linebacker Ken Tippins has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to cocaine possession.
Alapaha Chief Assistant District Attorney Charles Stines says Tippins will serve four years followed by six years of probation. In exchange for the cocaine plea, a marijuana possession with intent to distribute charge was dropped.
Stines said Friday that the plea was made on March 4, and a motion has been filed to reconsider the sentence. It will be heard April 15 by Alapaha Judicial Circuit Judge Howard McClain.
Tippins played for the Falcons from 1990-95.