You outta run!
Often, a larger-than-life sports figure gets consumed with all the attention they receive. Unfortunately, this often leads to inappropriate behavior that can wreck their family life or careers. Nate Webster, former linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals, has been indicted for allegedly committing sexual battery against a teenage girl. There are several sports celebrities that have followed the path of destruction of being linked to an underage sex scandal.
Lawrence Taylor, former New York Giants linebacker, was accused of allegedly raping a 16-year-old runaway girl. Lawrence was charged with misdemeanor sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute. Lawrence received six years probation and is now a registered sex offender.
Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Tommie Boyd was charged with sexual criminal conduct. Boyd allegedly had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 14-year-old-girl. A judge dismissed one of the charges against Boyd. The girl testified that they had consensual sex approximately six times. Boyd is still facing charges for allegedly offering a minor cash for sex. In this court case, Boyd has been charged with accosting a minor for immoral purposes and first and second degree criminal sexual conduct.
Former wide receiver for the Packers Mark Chmura was charged with third degree sexual assault. Chmura allegedly assaulted his kid’s 17-year-old babysitter at a post-prom party she was hosting. Chmura pleaded not guilty, and was acquitted of the sexual assault charges.
In 2010, a second arrest warrant was issued for New York Knicks Eddie Curry. It was revealed that Curry didn’t pay part of his $660,000 settlement for having sex with a minor. In this 2001 court case, Curry was sued for having sex with a 14-year-old-girl. The warrant was revoked because Curry agreed to pay the balance that had yet to be paid on this settlement.
Popular soccer star Franck Ribery was charged with soliciting an underage prostitute. Soccer star Karim Benzema was also charged in this scandal that broke before the World Cup started in June. Ribery allegedly flew this underage prostitute out to visit him. If convicted, Ribery, Benzema and any others involved could face up to three years in jail and a $60,000 fine.