Former RCTC football player sentenced to probation

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(ABC 6 News) – A former RCTC football player charged with assaulting a coach will serve five years’ probation.

Shan Fiorenza, 22, joined court virtually Thursday from Chicago. The judge on his case says joining virtually is something she does not typically allow, but decided to due to Fiorenza’s willingness to take responsibility for his crimes.

Fiorenza pled guilty to both 3rd-degree assault and felon in possession of a firearm.

This all stems from a fight that broke out after a football game against Minnesota West Community and Technical College back in 2021.

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Fiorenza, alongside teammate Akim Richmond, began fighting with the MWCTC’s coach and beat him until he lost conciousness.

Richmond is serving one year probation.

Less than a year later in June, 2022, Fiorenza was involved in another fight downtown, pulled out a gun, and pointed it at the crowd.

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Fiorenza was sentenced to five years probation for the assault charge and two years probation for the firearm possession charge. The sentences will be served concurrently.

Fiorenza is also required to take anger management and coping skills classes. He also must serve 30 hours of community service or pay a $300 fine.