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Former Dallas Cowboys special teams player and defensive back C.J. Spillman was found guilty of sexual assault by a Tarrant County jury for an incident that occurred in a Dallas area hotel in September 2014, according to Claire Z. Cardona of the Dallas Morning News

Samantha K. Jordan, the spokeswoman for the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, noted Spillman could get two to 20 years in prison and faces sentencing Friday morning. 

The incident took place at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, where Spillman was staying at the time. Jordan noted the woman spoke with her family before reporting the sexual assault to authorities. Spillman didn’t deny having sex with the woman but claimed it was consensual.  

Spillman continued to play with the Cowboys throughout the 2014 season, despite the incident becoming public. Dallas did not re-sign him after the campaign, however, and a Tarrant County grand jury indicted him in July 2015.

Spillman was also accused of attempted rape by a Bay Area massage therapist in 2013, though he was never charged in that incident.



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