Ex-NFL Cheerleader Sentenced in Underage Sex Case

Nov 15, 2013 1:19pm
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A former NFL cheerleader who allegedly tried to perform oral sex on a 12-year-old boy took a plea deal that will spare her jail time.

Elizabeth Garner, 42, pleaded no contest to a charge of reckless endangerment on Oct. 18, a  Rutherford County (Tennessee) Circuit Court clerk told ABCNews.com.

In February, Garner allegedly followed a 12-year-old boy into a bathroom at a party, groped him and tried to remove his shorts so she could perform oral sex on him, according to the police report.

Garner, who is married, told police she had been drinking and had “confused” the boy with a man at the party, police said. Garner was arrested on March 14 on charges of aggravated sexual battery and solicitation of a minor for rape of a child.

Those charges were later reduced to a single felony count of reckless endangerment.

According to the terms of the plea deal, Garner must attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings two times a week, undergo regular drug testing and have no contact with the alleged victim or his family.

If Garner stays out of trouble for 18 months, the reckless endangerment charge will likely be expunged from her record, the court clerk said.

Neither Garner nor her attorney could be immediately reached for comment.


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