A jury has convicted a former Iowa football player of misdemeanor assault related to a sexual encounter with a female athlete from almost two-and-a-half years ago.
Jurors returned the guilty verdict against Cedric Everson after 10 hours of deliberating for a total of ten hours over a few days. Everson faces up to 30 days in jail when he is sentenced on a date to be determined.
Prosecutors claimed Everson sexually assaulted the fellow athlete in a dorm room while she was passed out after one of Everson's teammates, Abe Satterfield, assaulted her. Everson's attorney claimed the woman had blacked out and didn't remember consenting to having sex with Everson.
Jurors did not find Everson guilty on the more serious charge of "third-degree sexual abuse."
Here's WHO-TV's continuing coverage of the trial...