19-year-old Rico Newman pleaded guilty to unlawful imprisonment and domestic abuse.
He was accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting his estranged girlfriend back in February.
On Monday, a judge granted Newman a 30-day continuance, after his deputy public defender, Jerry Villanueva, asked for more time.
Villanueva says Newman is cleaning up his act. He was offered a job at the airport and schools are interested in his football prowess, but not if he has a felony on his record.
"We're asking the court to give us a little more time so that he can go through with the things he supposed to do to show this court, because he is trying, just that he needs a little more guidance," Villanueva said.