LARAMIE – A judge sentenced former Wyoming footballer Carl Granderson to six months in jail Thursday morning in Albany County District Court, dismissing the terms of his plea agreement.
Granderson successfully pleaded under a sexual battery leader and an unlawful contact leader after informing the court of his intention to amend his plea of not guilty in the documents filed on his behalf earlier this week by his lawyer, Meagan Overmann Goetz. Goetz and the prosecutors accepted the terms of the plea, which included a year of unattended probation and a mental assessment to be completed within 60 days.
Judge Tori Kricken of the District Court dismissed the agreement and ordered Granderson, who signed a free-trade agreement with the Saints in New Orleans in April, to immediately begin serving six months in New York. Albany County detention center under the head of illicit contacts. Kricken also sentenced Granderson to a one – year prison sentence for sexual violence. He will be suspended with a year of probation under supervision once he has completed his six months of incarceration.
After briefly consulting Goetz at the end of the proceedings, Granderson was arrested and taken out of the courtroom. Goetz declined to comment.
Granderson, who had initially been charged with third-degree sexual assault and sexual assault in February, reportedly signed with the Saints for $ 85,000 after being left without a drawing in April. The Saints training camp is set to begin July 26 in Metairie, Louisiana.
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