Coppage pleads guilty to three felony charges

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Gazette staff
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

ELKHORN--Former UW-Whitewater football player Levell Coppage pleaded guilty Wednesday to three counts of felony delivery of marijuana.

Sentencing has been set for Aug. 13.

Court officials said another felony charge of delivering marijuana and two misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were dismissed but will be considered in sentencing.

In September 2012, Whitewater Police Department and UW-Whitewater Police Services worked with a confidential informant, who purchased 61.4 grams of marijuana from Coppage over four controlled buys, paying almost $1,000, according to the criminal complaint.

In the same month, police found marijuana, a marijuana grinder and a glass pipe in Coppage's backpack during a traffic stop, according to the complaint.

Coppage lived in Whitewater when he was charged. He now resides in Green Bay.

Coppage is a former running back for the UW-Whitewater Warhawks and played a significant role in the three consecutive national championships from 2009 to 2012. He broke multiple Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference records, including the most touchdowns (109), most points scored (654), season touchdowns (35), season points (210) and yards rushed (at least 1,000 in four years).

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