Ex-NFL player convicted of sex assault sentenced to life

5:44 PM, Nov 30, 2012   |    comments
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A former NFL player that was convicted of 19 sexual assaults was sentenced to life in prison Friday.

Keith Wright was convicted by a jury for charges including forcible oral copulation, armed robbery, kidnapping, first degree burglary, and false imprisonment in October, Sacramento County District Attorney spokesperson Shelly Orio said.

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DNA evidence collected from one crime, the kidnapping and sexual assault of one victim, linked Wright to one of the crimes.

Orio said Wright was sentenced to 114 years to life, plus 120 years and eight months in prison.

Wright, originally from Santa Clara, was previously a defensive lineman for the Detroit Lions. He played college ball for Sacramento City College and the University of Missouri, Colombia.


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