NFL Player Gets No-Jail Deal For Sexual Battery, Judge Rejects It, Jails Him

NFL rookie Carl Granderson was sentenced to six months in jail after a judge rejected his plea deal on Thursday.

Laramie, WY – New Orleans Saints’ rookie Carl Anderson was taken straight to jail on Thursday after a judge rejected the plea agreement prosecutors had negotiated with the National Football League (NFL) player’s attorney.

Two women accused the six-foot-five-inch, 250-pound defensive lineman of unwanted sexual advances when they spent a night sharing a bed with him on Nov. 26, the Casper Star-Tribune reported.

The two victims watched a movie with Granderson that night and then slept in the same bed, with one of them laying on each side of him.

The first victim claimed she woke up and felt Granderson touching her buttocks and genitals, the Casper Star-Tribune reported.

The second victim said she was sleeping when the football player touched her breast.

She said Granderson did that three times and each time, she moved his hand away, according to the Casper Star-Tribune.

But the victim said Granderson didn’t give up, and instead pulled her closer to him.

She claimed she felt his genitals on her, the Casper Star-Tribune reported.

The victim also said that Granderson had his hands in her pants.

Both victims testified that they communicated the next morning via text messages about what had transpired with the football player, the Casper Star-Tribune reported.

And then they both went to the Laramie Police Department to file complaints against him.

Both women told police they hadn’t had a prior romantic, intimate, or sexual relationship with Granderson, according to the Casper Star-Tribune.

Granderson’s attorney and the prosecutors had agreed to a plea deal which gave the football player one year of unsupervised probation and required him to undergo a mental evaluation within 60 days.

The football player pleaded no contest to a count of sexual battery and another count of unlawful contact, the Casper Star-Tribune reported.

However, District Court Judge Tori Kricken rejected the terms of the plea deal and instead, ordered Granderson to be jailed for six months.

The judge also sentenced Granderson to one-year for the sexual battery charge but that was suspended with one year of supervised probation, according to the Casper Star-Tribune.

Granderson was taken into custody to serve his time directly from the courtroom.

The Saints’ rookie was a star defensive end for the University of Wyoming from 2015 through 2018, the Casper Star-Tribune reported.

He was not picked up during the 2018 draft but was later signed by the New Orleans Saints for $85,000 and was due to begin training camp on July 26.

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shooter
shooter

It's about time a judge showed that he has some cojones.

Katarina
Katarina

Glad the judge rejected the plea deal, but I wonder about the mental capacity of two woman who would share a bed with a male without assurance there would be no contact.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

This is so wrong but so right. First of all great that these NFL players or anyone of fame aren’t getting away with this type of behavior, and hopefully any other “entitled” behavior they seeks Good on the judge for his stern decision. The other thing is, what did the females think would happen anyway if you sleep in the bed of this guy? Did you really think he’d just let you sleep? Was it a plan to get some money? Did they just need a place to stay for the night? Either way, they say it was unwanted or unwelcome acts. Judge made his decision, so be it. Move on with our lives.

Kari Lynn
Kari Lynn

Assurance? In what form? Katarina, if you are asleep and your bf/husband touches your genitals you have not given consent. (Unless you have established that consent previously). If you take a sleeping pill and your sexual partner has sex with you consent is impossible and he has raped you. If three FRIENDS fall asleep in the same bed/room/house there is no implied consent. Touching is sexual battery. Please be clear on that.

MajScallywag
MajScallywag

Sounds to me like the dude got set up. These days if you look at a woman wrong (to them) you can be charged with assault. Stupid crap.

NomonK
NomonK

The so called WOMEN and I say that lightly slept in the same bed the same night with the same guy and they expect the night to go without some interaction? At 73 years young the world has changed. The women need to have the mental health examination. This was a clear set up. Touching them may have an uncontrollable action on his part if they had said "no" and he continued then I would think he went to far.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

He got what he deserved. The plea deal was a nothing punishment. If the admitted guilt, as he did in the plea, then he needs to pay a price. Unsupervised probation? I'll bet his attorney's jaw dropped once the judge rejected it. I don't approve of the girl's actions either, but this should put all parties on notice that sleeping together, especially fully clothed is not implied consent. However it will keep these types of situations from happening in the future, as these rich thugs find out a reversal of fortune can happen in the blink of an eye.

gallowayg
gallowayg

Bait and switch. Civil suits coming up.

Storm45
Storm45

These professional thugs need to understand they can be held accountable just like the rest of us, but this was BS. These females deserved what happened. They could have gotten up and left if it was so offensive. What the hell did they think was going to happen? If no force was applied, no crime. This was a setup and another example of group oppression syndrome. Before much longer we will all need a written contract to get laid for crying out loud.

Dra71
Dra71

Well what did these two "women" expect? Was this guy that stupid not to see this was going to happen? I have zero sympathy for these two and that fool, only being a rookie and all, hopefully learned his lesson.

dabbidy
dabbidy

F

Gramercy
Gramercy

THUG..glad the charges were made and stayed!

Musicray
Musicray

Why were they in bed with him? Sounds suspicious.. should have taken their selves out of the situation..

portManaT13
portManaT13

Those 2 women are just plain nuts. They get into bed with a 250#, high testosterone NFL player and can't think far enough ahead that he MIGHT get a little handsy???? Not excusing him but good GOD, girls, What Were You Thinking???

mousegun
mousegun

I am so goddamn sick of women pulling this shit!! As an actually rape survivor, this makes me sick. They set him up. He tried to bust a move on these whores who got in bed with him, they rejected his advances and he stopped. He didn't rape them. So now he gets labeled a sex offender bc he was stupid for thinking he was on the fast track to a threesome. 🙄🤦‍♀️ Those girls are the worst. They could have left and didn't. But nothing will happen to them bc they are "VICTIMS" 😠 I feel sorry for men today... dudes: if a girl gets in bed with you the first night - RUN AWAY!!!

Ladyfluterby
Ladyfluterby

While I agree with the judges decision and think she did the right thing I also smell a setup by these two women. Anyone want to start a pool on how soon they will come out with a lawsuit against him and even possibly the NFL?

Marxest
Marxest

So a white kid who rapes an underage teenage, intoxicated victim and films and shared the video gets the case dismiissed, but this black guy gets jailed. Yeah, totally fair, uniform and balanced judgements. Well in the face of this glaring injustice, I'll have to look at the bright side, which is that at least the white kid will rape a few more young intoxicated white girls, which is what that judge wants. Fair is fair I guess.

CloserFocus
CloserFocus

Wrong, ALL AROUND. If women want to be taken seriously w/this ‘Me too’ stuff, they need to act like they have a brain cell working. Considering how many cases have been serenaded by ‘crickets’ if it’s the ‘wrong’ people or side, it has lost a lot of steam, IMO. No women or girl should be subjected to ANY Unwanted sexual encounter. And those who are, need to have justice served. They can start, by not putting themselves in a situation where it can likely occur. That, of course, does not apply to those who are forced into a situation, against their will to begin with. That was obviously not the case here.

Stanracer
Stanracer

A judge with a spine and a new member of the National Felon League. Win - Win!

Janken
Janken

Im not sticking up for the NFL player. But when two bimbos gets in bed on each side of a man. COME ON THAT IS ASKING FOR A MAN NOT TO BE A MAN?????? He deserves what he got because the two gals are bimbos

LynnSB
LynnSB

Wow a Judge with B*lls !! ABOUT DAMN TIME !!!

LynnSB
LynnSB

Finally a Judge with B*lls !!

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

The three of them fell asleep in a bed together and he began to make inappropriate contact with them. After the first time he touched them, why didn't they pick their shyt up and leave? I'm not making excuses for the guy, but I don't understand why they stayed.

I'm also happy that we have a Justice that stands up for the laws of our nation and finally do what is both legally and morally right.

new2lv2
new2lv2

Glad to see a judge tell a prosecutor to F' off with their stupid plea deals. However, I have worked several false sex assault cases. Not exactly saying its false, but everyone in this story seems to have about the same amount of culpability for the outcome. At least from the details in this story.

xl4jc
xl4jc

What did these women expect from a young healthy, horny, NFL athlete by sleeping with him in the SAME bed? Girls talk all night? o.0

JohnWick
JohnWick

If you sleep in a bed with a man and he touches you the most you’re entitled to is to slap them in the face. Then you should be slapped for your ignorance

Thank You Blue
Thank You Blue

And the NFL wonders why people are changing the channel. Nothing but violent criminals with extremely low IQs

diamond7950
diamond7950

glad to see the judge has balls ,and put his ass away,the nfl is so corrupt and think they can do any thing to anyone at any time and get away with it,because there a star,the all felons and should never play again.

live123
live123

The details of this article are wrong. The women were in the same apartment, not in the same bed. With some of the details being on public record I am surprised that the editor was this inaccurate in their report. Regardless, the victim bashing in this comment section is so disheartening, especially from the so called rape survivors.

Oldvlc
Oldvlc

There is something really messed up about two women willingly getting in bed with a guy and then being offended when he does what guys do. WOMEN this is outrageous

LitheSteel
LitheSteel

For the One time in my life I am for the Black guy. You don't get in bed with a man and not expect some kind of sexual advances. If in fact, that is what happened.