PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Oregon Ducks football player has been sentenced to six months in jail after admittedly using fake bills at a 7-Eleven and a deli.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reported (http://bit.ly/2pWtEaT ) Thursday that 24-year-old Colt Lyerla pleaded guilty as part of plea deal to first- and second-degree forgery.

A heroin possession and additional forgery accusations were dropped.

Lyerla's attorney says his client is a heroin user who is coming to terms with his addiction and is in need of treatment.

Lyerla told the judge he plans to leave jail "a better person and a better man."

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Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com