Prosecutors, defense rest in ex-NFL player's trial

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The prosecutors and defense both rested Tuesday in the trial of former NFL player David Meggett. Officials say the defendant may still testify Wednesday. Both sides are also expected to give closing arguments to the jury.

Meggett faces criminal sexual conduct and burglary charges. Police say the crimes took place in January 2009.

Meggett is accused of raping a 21-year-old college student in her home last year. Prosecutors say he forced the woman to have sex with him after a dispute over money.

The prosecution called several witnesses Tuesday including two doctors, a nurse and the victim's mother.

Meggett did not take the stand.

"He grabbed me by the neck and held me, sort of against the wall, sort of against the bed. He straddled me. With one arm he took off my pants," the woman testified in court Monday.

Meggett's attorneys say it was consensual sex and that the two were acquaintances and had worked out a sexual agreement as a way for the woman to repay her debt.

"Doctors performed a full exam, head to toe. There were no bruises to her arms. There were no injuries to her legs. There were no bruises or injuries to her chest, her head, her face," defense attorney Beattie Butler said.

The trial may wrap up by Wednesday.

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