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NFL player sentenced to three months house arrest for reckless driving charge that killed girlfriend


Update: According to the Daily Mail, Deshazor Everett was sentenced to three months house arrest after guilty plea in reckless driving charge that killed his 29-year-old girlfriend.


Nick Regina

Staten Island Advance, N.Y.

Former Washington Commanders safety and current NFL free agent Deshazor Everett was reportedly traveling at twice the speed limit during a December 2021 crash that killed his girlfriend in Virginia. On Wednesday, he pleaded guilty to a reduced reckless driving charge that could land him in prison for up to one year.

Everett is scheduled to be sentenced in General District Court in Loudoun County, Va., on Sept. 8.

According to ESPN, Everett, 30, was initially charged with felony involuntary manslaughter in January after an investigation determined he was traveling 90 miles an hour on the night of Dec. 23 when his Nissan GT-R veered off the road, struck a cluster of trees and rolled over.

Olivia Peters – Facebook

Everett’s girlfriend Olivia Peters, 29, died at a local hospital. Everett, meanwhile, was released from the hospital four days later. The pair was reportedly out to dinner with Everett’s teammates prior to the incident.

Everett spent seven seasons in the NFL, all with Washington, before the Commanders released him during the investigation in March. He was a special teams captain and mostly backup safety after signing as an undrafted free agent out of Texas A&M in 2015.

Deshazor Everett

He appeared in 89 games, recording 170 tackles while playing over 1,700 snaps on special teams.


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