Last week one of two men who beat and robbed former NFL receiver Javon Walker in Las Vegas in 2008 was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Today the other defendant in the case got a much more lenient sentence.
Arfat Abdo Fadel, a 32-year-old co-defendant who took a plea deal in the robbery case, has been sentenced to three to eight years in Nevada state prison.
The other defendant, Deshawn Lamont Thomas, got the tougher sentence because he’s a habitual felon with 11 convictions. Thomas and Fadel lured a drunken Walker into a car and robbing him of cash, casino chips and jewelry.
Walker played in just three games in 2009 and did not catch a pass. He is not under contract to any team, although he claimed this offseason that he had an upcoming tryout.