MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A suspended University of Montana football player has been given an 18-month deferred sentence after pleading guilty to a drug possession charge.

KECI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/10S6eoK ) 20-year-old offensive tackle Trevor Poole of Spokane, Wash., was sentenced Tuesday in District Court. He apologized to his family, friends, teammates and the university.

Poole was arrested in October after buying two "molly" pills, a drug similar to Ecstasy, at a large Halloween party and was suspended from the team indefinitely. He pleaded guilty to possession of dangerous drugs in November.

The deferred sentence means the charge could be removed from his record if he meets the terms of his sentence.

UM coach Mick Delaney was out of town Wednesday and unavailable to comment on Poole's status with the team.