Former Brigham Young football player Steve Sanders, who twice has pleaded guilty to prescription painkiller drug charges, has been ordered to stand trial on new allegations of prescription fraud.
Sanders, 23, Orange, Calif., appeared Wednesday before 2nd Circuit Judge Mark Johnson for a preliminary hearing on two counts of prescription fraud. Johnson ordered Sanders bound over to 2nd District Court for trial.The former linebacker was kicked off the Cougar football team and expelled from BYU in 1987. He was arrested July 13, police said, for alleged purchases of painkiller drugs at a Bountiful pharmacy. Detectives claim phony prescriptions were used in the drug purchases.