LARAMIE – A judge sentenced former Wyoming football player Carl Granderson to six months in jail Thursday morning in the Albany County District Court, rejecting the terms of his plea agreement
Granderson pleaded no contest to one count of sexual battery and one the unlawful contact after informing the court of his intention to change his non-guilty plea in documents filed on his behalf earlier this week by his attorney, Meagan Overmann Goetz. Both Goetz and the Prosecutors agreed to the terms of the plea, which included one year of unsupervised probation and a mental evaluation to be completed within 60 days.
But district court Judge Tori Kricken rejected the deal and ordered Granderson, who signed a free-agent contract with the New Orleans Saints in April, to begin immediately serving six months in the Albany County Detention Center on the count of illegal contact. Krunk also gave Granderson a one-year jail sentence on the sexual battery charge that will be suspended with one year of supervised probation once he has completed his six months of incarceration
After briefly consulting with Goetz once the proceedings ended, Granderson was taken into custody and taken out of the courtroom. Goetz declined to comment.
Granderson, who was originally charged with a third-degree sexual assault and sexual battery in February, reportedly signed with the Saints for $ 85,000 after going undrafted in April. The Saints are scheduled to begin training camp July 26 in Metairie, Louisiana.
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