Ex-NFL player gets 30 years in S.C. sexual assault

David Meggett, former Giant, Patriot and Jet, didn't take stand in his defense, but his lawyer says he will appeal

By Associated Press
Published November 10, 2010 11:59PM (EST)

Authorities say former NFL player David Meggett has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after his conviction in a South Carolina courtroom on charges of criminal sexual conduct and burglary.

A Charleston County jury returned the verdict late Wednesday after getting the case earlier in the day, authorities told South Carolina media outlets. 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 not take the stand in his defense, and his lawyer says he will appeal.

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