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On Monday, former Dallas Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman was tried on sexual assault charges stemming from a 2014 incident at the team hotel.
On Thursday, C.J. Spillman was convicted of sexual assault. According to Claire Z. Cardona of the Dallas Morning News, it took jurors less than two hours to find him guilty.
“He faces two to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced Friday morning, she said.
In September 2014, soon after he signed with the Cowboys, Spillman invited a woman he’d met in another city to Dallas to show her around, Jordan said.
Spillman and the woman, who has not been identified, returned to the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, where he was staying. A report from Grapevine police says the attack took place between 6 and 7 a.m. Sept. 20, 2014.
A few hours later, Spillman accompanied the Cowboys to St. Louis and played in a game the next day.
After talking with family members, the woman filed charges with Grapevine police, Jordan said. The woman testified during the trial that she expected their meeting to be as friends.
Testifying in his own defense, Spillman acknowledged having sex with the woman but said it was consensual.”
C.J. Spillman has not been on an NFL roster since the conclusion of the 2014 season.