February 11, 2002

Utah Jazz point guard DeShawn Stevenson was sentenced to probation today after pleading no contest to having sex with a 14-year-old girl. The team will "arrange for Stevenson to do his community service at the Boys & Girls Club," according to his lawyer.

posted by rcade to basketball at 05:05 PM - 4 comments

Most amusing paragraphs of this article: Litman said the Jazz would arrange for Stevenson to do his community service at the Boys & Girls Club. Prosecutor Brian Andritch objected to that idea, saying Stevenson should not work around children because of the case's circumstances. Superior Court Judge Dale Ikeda clarified that Stevenson could complete the service at a club for boys only. (emphasis mine) *sigh*...this is why I've always wanted to become a basketball player, for the girls, literally. On a more serious note, statutory rape is an offense that shouldn't go without severe punishment.

posted by BlueTrain at 05:15 PM on February 11, 2002

Stevenson and former high school teammate DeShawn Anderson were accused of giving brandy to two teenage girls and taking them to a motel for sex. no jail time huh? imagine that.

posted by lescour at 07:34 PM on February 11, 2002

Please. Keep him away from the Boys & Girls Club...

posted by adampsyche at 08:17 PM on February 11, 2002

This is disgusting. I can't imagine that it's very hard for an NBA player to meet women of legal age who would actually be happy to have sex with him. What possible reason could you have for having sex with a 14 year old? It's good thing they fined him $1100 though. That oughtta learn him.

posted by Samsonov14 at 01:12 PM on February 12, 2002

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