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The NFL's legal roundup 7.22.11

Posted on: July 22, 2011 7:39 pm
Edited on: July 22, 2011 8:08 pm
N. Webster has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl (Getty).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

We’ve already told you about one NFL player who’s in trouble with the law -- Broncos CB Perrish Cox on sexual assault charges -- so we might as well get the rest of the NFL players facing the legal system all together for one post.

1) Nate Webster -- a former LB with the Buccaneers, Bengals and Broncos – has been indicted on seven charges, including five counts of unlawful sex with a minor, and after pleading not guilty in Hamilton County (Ohio) Common Pleas Court on Thursday, he’s being held on a $1 million bond.

Webster, 33, is alleged to have been having sex with a 15-year-old girl, and he’s also accused of threatening the girl with guns in order to keep her quiet. Supposedly, Webster told her he would kill her and her family if she revealed their relationship.

“It’s a disgusting thing to live under the threat of this,” Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “This conduct occurred dozens of times. … In his car, his home, a park nearby.”

When the sheriff’s office served a search warrant on Webster, they apparently found four guns and a small amount of marijuana.

2) Ottis Anderson, who apparently was one of 75 former players who are suing the NFL for intentionally hiding the effects of concussions from players for the past 90 years, said he was never involved in the lawsuit.

Retired player Ottis Anderson says he's not suing the NFL (US Presswire)."I support the NFL and NFL Alumni Association, and as the New York alumni chapter's former president, my concern is with the players. I think there are more constructive ways of finding solutions to the issues we face than litigation," Anderson said Friday, via USA Today.

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in L.A. County Superior Court, and NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the NFL “would vigorously contest any claims of this kind."

Other former players supposedly involved in the lawsuit are former Giants RB Rodney Hampton and former Dolphins WR Mark Duper.

3) Packers DB Brandon Underwood has pleaded not guilty to a count of disorderly conduct for an incident with his wife that occurred the night Green Bay received its Super Bowl rings, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Underwood -- who pleaded no contest earlier this year to one charge of prostitution non-marital sexual intercourse -- is accused of ripping a necklace off his wife and pushing her to the ground June 16. His wife, Brandie, filed for divorce in May, but the two are living together and trying to reconcile.

He will face trial Sept. 26.

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