Former Washington safety Deshazor Everett sentenced to house arrest

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Former Washington safety Deshazor Everett was sentenced to three months of house arrest Thursday for reckless driving in the December accident that killed his longtime girlfriend, Olivia Peters.

Everett was initially charged with felony involuntary manslaughter but reached a plea agreement for misdemeanor reckless driving with Loudoun County prosecutors.

According to Neal Augenstein of WTOP News in Washington, D.C, the mothers of Everett and Peters hugged in an emotional courtroom after the judge agreed to a joint request from the defense and the prosecutor that Everett be sentenced to 12 months in jail, with nine months suspended.

Everett’s defense attorney suggest Everett serve his three months on house arrest so he could continue his rehab and perhaps return to the NFL. Everett, 30, spent seven seasons with Washington as a star on special teams and also played safety. Everett was once a captain for Washington.

The judge ordered Everett to do a public service announcement about how dangerous reckless driving is and circulate it around the NFL.

The Commonwealth Attorney agreed with the judge’s sentence, with the backing of Peters’ family.

”Making a PSA would have great potential to reach so large an audience,” Commonwealth Attorney Christina Brady said.

District Court Judge Deborah Welsh added the following

”What a wonderful team you were,” said Welsh of Everett and Peters. “The court is going to give you the opportunity to help others. People look up to you. Make this video. Have an impact. I wish you much luck with this.”

Everett was released by Washington in March and must also pay a $2,500 fine and complete 100 hours of community service.

 

 

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire