Former Mizzou, NFL player Wright given life sentence for robberies, sex assault

By the Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A former Missouri and NFL player has been sentenced to life in prison for a series of home-invasion robberies and a sexual assault in Sacramento.

Keith Jerome Wright, 32, was sentenced Friday in Sacramento County Superior Court to multiple life terms. He was convicted last month of 19 charges that included forcible oral copulation, armed robbery, kidnapping, burglary and false imprisonment.

Prosecutors say DNA evidence and stolen items found in Wright’s home connected him to three home invasion robberies in July and August 2011.

Wright, a former Missouri defensive lineman, was drafted by the Houston Texans in the sixth round in 2003. His brief career, in which he saw little playing time, also including stints with the Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions.

 

 

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