Ex-Giants OL Chad Wheeler sentenced to 81 months in prison

Former New York Giants offensive tackle Chad Wheeler has been sentenced to 81 months in a Washington prison after being found guilty of brutally assaulting his girlfriend, Allah Taylor, in January 2021.


Wheeler, 30, had strangled his girlfriend unconscious, broke her arm and left her for dead then as blood poured from her nose and mouth and into her stomach, according to prosecutors. Taylor still uses a brace on her arm and has scars from the incident near Seattle.

She attended the sentencing Friday in King County, Washington, after a jury convicted Wheeler in November of first- and second-degree assault/domestic violence. In addition to his 81-month term, the judge also sentenced Wheeler to 36 months of community custody.

Wheeler, who stands 6-foot-7 and weighed 312 pounds during his playing days, was signed by the Giants as an undrafted free agent out of USC in 2017.

He appeared in 27 games, starting 19, in his two years with Big Blue. Wheeler ended his career in 2020 with the Seattle Seahawks.

Story originally appeared on Giants Wire