CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Court documents indicate a former University of Wyoming football star has reached a plea deal with prosecutors in a sexual assault case.
Twenty-two-year-old Carl Granderson had been scheduled to go on trial Monday for third-degree sexual assault after pleading not guilty. But he filed documents Wednesday requesting a hearing to change his plea and be sentenced. The hearing is scheduled for Thursday.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports that prosecutors filed documents modifying the sexual assault charge to one count of unlawful contact.
Two female university students say Granderson touched them sexually while they slept at his Laramie apartment in 2018.
Granderson, a two-time all-Mountain West selection, was widely considered to be Wyoming's top draft prospect before he was charged. He signed a free agent contract with the New Orleans Saints in April.