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Second defendant gets 3-8 years in Javon Walker robbery

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.

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18 Responses to “Second defendant gets 3-8 years in Javon Walker robbery”
  1. robert ethen says: Jul 14, 2010 3:24 PM

    Wow, 3-8 years for Javon Walker. Imagine what he would have gotten if he robbed a #1 receiver. Or even a starter.

  2. JimmySmith says: Jul 14, 2010 3:24 PM

    Ya, he has a tryout, with Favre’s high school team. Boy, did he blow a promising career.

  3. lithiumfx26 says: Jul 14, 2010 3:27 PM

    .. and when that sentence has ended, he’ll be back on the streets doing the same thing.

  4. Worst Poster Ever says: Jul 14, 2010 3:29 PM

    LMAO!
    They lured him into a car? What is he six years old?

  5. jeremiah says: Jul 14, 2010 3:32 PM

    where the hell is capital punishment when you need it?

  6. OJ SIMPSON says: Jul 14, 2010 3:33 PM

    Whats up with the kids the 187′d Sean Taylor?

  7. FastEddy415 says: Jul 14, 2010 3:36 PM

    In fairness to Walker, he’s been through so much. I remember the image of him on TV with his shirt covered in Williams blood. I’m sure most of the folks commenting never had anyone die in their arms. A truly life altering event that impacts a persons life negatively.

  8. KILLER FIN says: Jul 14, 2010 3:42 PM

    Too bad they don’t hang ‘em anymore!!! Get rid of some unsavory element!!!

  9. John El Way says: Jul 14, 2010 4:07 PM

    Another NFL dummy just asking to get robbed. Grown men wearing jewelery…puhhhleese.

  10. jj jones says: Jul 14, 2010 4:08 PM

    I think Deshawn Lamont Thomas had a tryout this offseason with the Dolphins.

  11. OJ SIMPSON says: Jul 14, 2010 4:13 PM

    YAY!!! I get a new cell mate

  12. D.R.Universal says: Jul 14, 2010 4:23 PM

    @FastEddy…u beat me to it! I love how everyone is so perfect in their lives and can easily judge another man! Internet cowards is what I call em!
    Glad to see another sensible human being on here

  13. FAST says: Jul 14, 2010 5:40 PM

    @ John El Way says:
    July 14, 2010 4:07 PM
    Another NFL dummy just asking to get robbed. Grown men wearing jewelery…puhhhlees e.
    SPOKEN LIKE A GROWN MAN THAT CAN’T AFFORD NICE THINGS……

  14. TFBuckFutter says: Jul 14, 2010 6:24 PM

    I still don’t get it. Javon Walker was hammered drunk, and flashing his cash around and basically inviting people to steal. Plus he CHOSE to hang out with the alleged “criminals” who he barely knew and get more intoxicated.
    Where are the Steeler fans crying about how no crime was committed?

  15. TFBuckFutter says: Jul 14, 2010 6:24 PM

    And he WILLINGLY got in the car!

  16. TFBuckFutter says: Jul 14, 2010 6:25 PM

    Sounds like he was asking for it and then just changed his mind when he sobered up.

  17. Annuvin says: Jul 14, 2010 9:17 PM

    TFBuckFutter says:
    Sounds like he was asking for it and then just changed his mind when he sobered up.
    ***************
    Good to see you equate assault and robbery with concensual sex. You aren’t from Arkansas by any chance, are you?

  18. TFBuckFutter says: Jul 14, 2010 10:08 PM

    Annuvin says: July 14, 2010 9:17 PM
    Good to see you equate assault and robbery with concensual sex. You aren’t from Arkansas by any chance, are you?
    —————————————–
    You know what the best thing about concensual sex is?
    How censual it is.
    Geez, you shouldn’t try to insult an entire state right after showing you’re dumber than everyone who resides there.

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