WACO (January 23, 2014) A Waco state district court jury decided on a 20-year prison sentence Thursday for former Baylor University football player Tevin Sherard Elliott, whom jurors found guilty earlier in the day of two counts of sexual assault.
Tevin Elliott (Jail photo)
Jurors sentenced Elliott to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine on each count.
The sentences will run concurrently.
Testimony in the trial began on Tuesday.
Elliott, a former defensive end, was indicted on Aug. 27, 2012 in connection with an incident involving the sexual assault of a woman in the early morning hours of April 15, 2012, during a party at a South Waco apartment complex.
Baylor suspended Elliott April 27, 2012 for unspecified team violations.
He was charged with sexual assault on April 30, 2012 and was freed on $10,000 bond.
Elliott later transferred to Central Arkansas.
Clint Conque, head football coach at Central Arkansas, suspended Elliott a day after the grand jury indicted Elliott on three counts of sexual assault.
Elliott's attorney Jason Darling says the initial allegations are untrue and the sexual encounter was consensual.
Elliott had 63 tackles and eight sacks in two seasons with Baylor.