A History of Athletes Catching Sexual Assault Charges

Tom Payne

Sport: Basketball
Year(s): 1972, 1986
Charge: Rape of two different female victims

Outcome: Following Payne's convictions and prison tour of the United States is pretty dizzying. In 1972, he was convicted of two counts of rape and one count of aggravated sodomy in Atlanta, and served five years in Georgia. He was then extradited to Kentucky where he served another five years for a separate assault before being paroled in 1983. He then moved to California, where in 1986, he served 14 years for the rape he committed there. He was finally extradited back to Kentucky in 2000 to serve an additional 15 years for the parole violation caused by the 1986 rape.

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