Former NFL player Dave Meggett was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday after his conviction in a Charleston, S.C., court on charges of criminal sexual conduct and burglary, authorities said.
Meggett was convicted in a case involving an encounter with a college student in January 2009, according to authorities.
Meggett, who attended high school in North Charleston, S.C., was a running back and punt returner in the NFL between 1989 and 1998. Meggett played six years with the New York Giants, three with the New England Patriots and one with the New York Jets.
Meggett, 42, did not take the stand in his own defense at trial and his lawyer said he will appeal.
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It wasn’t Meggett’s first brush with the law.
In 1998, he was arrested in Toronto after authorities said he allegedly assaulted an escort worker after a three-way sexual encounter. A trial ended with a hung jury.
Meggett later was accused of sexually assaulting his former girlfriend in Robersonville, N.C. He was convicted of misdemeanor sexual battery in 2007, receiving two years probation in the North Carolina case.
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