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Four sports agents face up to five...

Four sports agents face up to five years in prison and $250,000 in fines after pleading guilty to charges arising from secret payments to former Univeristy of Florida football and basketball players during their college careers.

In addition, the Gainesville (Fla.) Sun reported that the South Florida-based agents will never represent athletes again under a plea-bargaining agreement on reduced charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.

The plea entered by Gerald Gratenstein, Greg Latimer, John Kasbar and Glenn Haft also ensures that the high-profile trial Florida officials had feared will not take place.

The star witness was expected to be former Florida basketball player Vernon Maxwell, who told a grand jury that he received secret cash payments from coach Norm Sloan and his assistants.

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