Jul 23, 2012, 4:24 PM EDT
(UPDATE: Williams was found guilty of sexual battery and on two counts of rape by instrumentation. He was acquitted on two counts of rape by instrumentation as well. From the AP:
Darrell Williams broke down in tears as the verdicts were read, saying “Oh my Jesus God” as he bent over and banged his hands on the defense table. He then turned to the jury and yelled, “I didn’t do it.” Others in the packed courtroom, including his teammates and coach, left without commenting, and an inconsolable female relative was helped out as Williams was taken away by sheriff’s deputies.
No word yet from Travis Ford or Oklahoma State. The jury recommended that Williams get a year for each rape by instrumentation charge.)
The closing arguments have ended and the case against Oklahoma State forward Darrell Williams has gone to the jury.
The 22-year old Williams allegedly groped and stuck his hands down the pants of two girls at a party in December of 2010. He’s been charged with four counts of rape by instrumentation and one count of sexual battery. He plead not guilty and could face up to 15 years on the rape charges and 10 year on the sexual battery charges if convicted, according to the AP.
Deliberations began at 12:20 pm central time.
According to the Oklahoman, AD Mike Holder, head coach Travis Ford and a number of Cowboy players were present in the courtroom.
We’ll update this post as information comes in.
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