Cedric Everson’s Charges Reduced In Sexual Assault Case

IOWA CITY, Iowa — After a judge threw out the most serious sexual abuse charge against a former University of Iowa football player Tuesday, his defense lawyer told jurors they should acquit him on all charges because the woman consente…

IOWA CITY, Iowa — After a judge threw out the most serious sexual abuse charge against a former University of Iowa football player Tuesday, his defense lawyer told jurors they should acquit him on all charges because the woman consented even if she doesn’t remember it.

Prosecutors claim Cedric Everson sexually assaulted a female athlete who had passed out in a dorm room after she first had sex with his teammate after a night of drinking. But Everson’s attorney told jurors that his client had a “passionate” and “hurried” sexual encounter with the woman while she was in a state of functional blackout and the fact that she doesn’t remember doesn’t mean she didn’t consent.

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