Ex-football star pleads to burglary, impersonating a cop

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A Rocklin man originally facing charges of extortion can now expect a sentencing at his next court date. Chad Richard Mowry, who was 26 when he was arrested in July, pleaded no contest Thursday morning to two of his original five charges: residential burglary and impersonating a public officer, both felonies. He is scheduled for sentencing at 1:30 p.m. March 4 in Auburn’s Placer County Jail courtroom. Mowry allegedly told an Auburn woman he knew prostitution was going on in her home. He also allegedly told her that he was a law enforcement official who could make any potential charges disappear. According to Auburn police, male strippers were visiting the woman’s home from Sacramento, but the department doesn’t have any evidence that prostitution was involved. Mowry was a star football player for both Sierra College and Del Oro High School. Mowry’s attorney, Timothy Balcom, of Roseville, was unavailable for comment as of press time Thursday. ~Bridget Jones