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Former football star Austin Scott may get plea deal in drug case

He currently faces nine felony charges.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A former Lehigh Valley football star is hoping to strike a plea deal to avoid a trial on drug charges, according to his attorney.

A status conference was held Wednesday for 28-year-old Austin Scott.

The former Parkland High School football standout was arrested last year and charged with dealing marijuana in Lehigh County.

Court documents said the 28-year-old Scott, of 2118 W. Allen Street, Allentown, sold marijuana to undercover officers four separate times in July, September and October of 2013 at various locations in South Whitehall Twp. and Allentown.

There was a discussion of a possible plea deal at Wednesday's meeting.

Officials are waiting to hear the exact amount of marijuana confiscated from Scott because it may qualify as a small amount under Pennsylvania state law.

Scott was kicked off Penn State's team in 2007 after being charged with rape. That charge was eventually dropped.

He's free on $10,000 bail.

Another court hearing is scheduled for next month.

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