Former Patriots RB Dave Meggett Sent To Prison

Ex-NFL player gets 30 years in SC sexual assault

      CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Former NFL player David Meggett has been
sentenced to 30 years in prison after his conviction in a South
Carolina courtroom on criminal sexual conduct and burglary.
      Several media outlets report that a Charleston County jury
returned the verdict late Wednesday after getting the case earlier
in the day.
      Authorities say Meggett raped a college student at her house in
North Charleston in January 2009.
      Meggett, who attended high school in North Charleston, was a
running back and punt returner for 10 years in the National
Football League. He played six years with the New York Giants,
three with the New England Patriots and one with the New York Jets.
      He did he did not take the stand in his own defense, and his
lawyer says he will appeal.
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