Athletes accused and convicted of rape part 1

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There are several athletes in the world that have fall victim to one court case or the other which of have put stains on their career one way or the other.

Some issues faced by some of the athletes are doping test, financial scandal but this article is focused on athletes that have been accused and convicted of rape.

Athletes accused and convicted of rape part 1

Mike Tyson: He is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. Tyson was arrested in July 1991 for the rape of 18-year-old Desiree Washington, in an Indianapolis hotel room. Tyson’s rape trial at the Marion County superior court lasted from January 26 to February 10, 1992. Tyson was sentenced to six years in prison along with four years of probation. He was assigned to the Indiana Youth Center (now the Plainfield Correctional Facility) in April 1992, and he was released in March 1995 after serving less than three years of the sentence.

Athletes accused and convicted of rape part 1

Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson: He is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, Houston Oilers, and Miami Dolphins. He played college football at Langston University. Henderson was arrested for doing cocaine with two teenage girls in California. He was accused of threatening them with a gun and sexually assaulting one of them. He claimed that he gave them drugs in exchange for consensual sex. Henderson had no history of assaults or sexual misconduct prior to the 1983 incident. He pleaded no contest to the charges and entered a treatment center and remained there for seven months before his 28 months in prison.

Edward Lee Johnson Jr

Edward Lee Johnson Jr.: He was an American professional basketball player. He played 10 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) – mainly as a member of the Atlanta Hawks – from 1977 to 1987. On October 30, 2008, Johnson was convicted of sexual battery of a minor, lewd and lascivious molestation of a minor, and trespassing for the sexual assault of an 8-year-old girl in her home at Parkside Garden Apartments in Ocala, Florida. Johnson denied doing anything inappropriate. The sex crimes carried a mandatory life sentence without parole. Johnson was incarcerated at Santa Rosa Correctional Institution.

Melvin Hall Jr.: He is an American former professional baseball player and convicted sex offender. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1981 to 1992 with the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, and in 1996 with the San Francisco Giants. Hall was arrested in Lewisville, Texas, on June 21, 2007, and charged with two counts of sexual assault after police in North Richland Hills, Texas, received a report from a woman who reported she was sexually assaulted in March 1999, when she was under the age of 17. During the investigation, a second victim under the age of 14 was identified. One of these girls was 12 at the time of the rape. On June 16, 2009, Hall was convicted on three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and two counts of indecency with a child. On June 17, 2009, he was sentenced to 45 years in prison, with 22 years and 4 months minimum. Hall is currently serving his sentence at H. H. Coffield Unit in Tennessee Colony, Texas; his earliest possible parole will be November 15, 2031.

Mark Anthony “Gator” Rogowski: He is an American former professional skateboarder who was convicted of murder. He was mainly prominent in the 1980s and early 1990s. Rogowski’s career ended when he pled guilty for assaulting, raping and murdering Jessica Bergsten in 1991. Rogowski received a 31-year to life prison sentence: six years for forcible rape and 25 years to life for the first-degree murder charges to be served consecutively.




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