Winnebago County supervisor sentenced for being drunk, armed at meeting

Winnebago County Supervisor Mike Stensrud, left, takes a drink from a cup that police said contained alcohol during a board meeting on May 21, 2019 (Winnebago County/YouTube)
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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.