Ex-NFL player sentenced for being drunk, armed at meeting

Defendant in fatal crash has deadly driving record

FOREST CITY, Iowa (AP) – A former professional football player has been sentenced for being drunk and armed with a handgun at a county supervisors meeting in Iowa.

Sixty-three-year-old Mike Stensrud was sentenced Friday to two years’ probation and 90 days of jail time, but 88 days were suspended. Stensrud is a Winnebago County supervisor.

He drank alcohol from a cup during a May 21 meeting in Forest City.

Court records say a breath test showed his blood alcohol level was above the legal limit for driving. An officer found a pistol in one of Stensrud’s pockets.

Stensrud played at Iowa State before going pro. He retired from the NFL in 1989.