Nate Webster sentenced to 12 years in prison for sex with minor

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Former NFL linebacker Nate Webster has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for having sex with a teenage girl.

Webster was found guilty of four counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in April and has been locked up since then. He was accused of having a sexual relationship with a girl when she was 15 and he was in his 30s, and of threatening to kill her and her family if she told anyone. Webster admitted he had sex with the girl but claimed it was consensual and that the sexual relationship began after she turned 16, which is the age of consent in Ohio.

The girl is the daughter of an NFL assistant coach. To preserve the victim’s privacy, neither the girl nor her father are being publicly identified.

Webster could have been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison. Prosecutors said that before the trial, he turned down a plea deal that would have sent him to prison for four years. Webster played for the Buccaneers from 2000 to 2003, for the Bengals in 2004 and 2005 and for the Broncos from 2006 to 2008.

49 responses to “Nate Webster sentenced to 12 years in prison for sex with minor

  1. Saying Webster “has issues” would be the understatement of the century.
    Ye gods, an assistant HC’s daughter? Even Lawrence Taylor is shaking his head at that level of dumb bleepery.

  2. Thank God he didn’t take the plea deal. F**ker deserves life. Second, can we as a group agree to just not do any “Bungals” garbage here? I have no feelings either way towards the Bengals, but a crime like this is just too heinous for “ha-ha, this team’s players get in trouble more often than other teams’ players” type comments.

  3. Of course you go with the Cincinnati Bengals picture. How hard was it for the author to NOT put “Former Bengal Linebacker” in the title? Or did you just forget?

  4. He should have taken that plea deal since he admitted to the infraction.

    I still don’t understand why he couldn’t just be with a grown woman though. He was an NFL player!

  5. jwreck says:
    Jun 6, 2012 12:31 PM
    Thank God he didn’t take the plea deal. F**ker deserves life. Second, can we as a group agree to just not do any “Bungals” garbage here? I have no feelings either way towards the Bengals, but a crime like this is just too heinous for “ha-ha, this team’s players get in trouble more often than other teams’ players” type comments.

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    Specifically since out of 98 career games he played only 3 for the Bengals(2004). 63 for Tampa from 2000-03, the 3 for Bengals in 04, then finished with 32 games in Denver from 06-08.

  6. I’m assuming she was 15 and a few months in age. So let me get this straight he was a few months from this not even being a crime and now a he’s a felon doing 12 years….interesting. I’m not saying he doesn’t deserve it but……interesting how the law works and age of consent depending on the state.

  7. Interesting picture considering he last played for the Broncos and was drafted but the Bucs.

    That being said, what was he thinking? He definitely should have taken the 4 years, now it’s 3 times that.

  8. Speaking as a former Prosecutor and Defense Atty, and taking into account I sure don’t know the facts of the case, how on EARTH could he turn down that deal??

  9. Idiot! He should’ve taken the deal. He wouldn’t have even served the full four years. He’d still be registered though. He should’ve known that lie would fly.

  10. jwreck says:
    can we as a group agree to just not do any “Bungals” garbage here? I have no feelings either way towards the Bengals, but a crime like this is just too heinous for “ha-ha, this team’s players get in trouble more often than other teams’ players” type comments.
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    You realize you’re asking this of people with the mentality of prepubscent boys, right?

  11. Webster was chided by the girl’s father (prison’s DeBo), he said, for not paying her (him) for babysitting (cigarrettes). When he did, he (they)started the sexual relationship, the prosecutor (jail house lawyer) added, and threatened to kill her (him) and her family (his remaining shred of dignity) if she told (any of the other inmates). “As time went by this became a full-fledged secretive relationship,” (the prison population) said.

  12. I’m sorry. I don’t know all the details of this case. But no one should have to spend 12 years of their life in prison for having consensual sex with a 15 year old. I think a penalty like that is excessive. If he was raping her against her will then it’s a different story. There are under age teens having sex all over the place. It is absurd to me that anyone should lose 12 years of their life for having consensual sex.

  13. To the guy crying about the fact PFT used the picture of him in a Bengals uniform, let’s do the math.

    The trial took place in Ohio. He will be serving jail time in Ohio.

    Considering his other two stops were in Florida and Colorado and that he was born in Florida and played at Miami…It’s safe to assume that this most likely took place in Ohio while a member of the Bengals.

    Thus, it makes sense PFT would use that photo.

    Let’s be honest – nobody willingly moves to Ohio for the underage girls.

    So stop crying foul that a team known for its near constant interest in pieces of sh!t, employed a player who is a piece of sh!t. Comes with the territory. Could have happened to any franchise. But there’s a reason it more often than not happens to THAT franchise.

  14. He turned down the plea deal because he didnt want to spend anytime in jail. However, as we say hindsight is 20/20 and he didnt know what was behind door number 2, twelve years in this case. Serves him right.

  15. stull60060 says: “I’m sorry. I don’t know all the details of this case. But no one should have to spend 12 years of their life in prison for having consensual sex with a 15 year old. I think a penalty like that is excessive. If he was raping her against her will then it’s a different story.”

    “He was accused of having a sexual relationship with a girl when she was 15 and he was in his 30s, and of threatening to kill her and her family if she told anyone. ”

    Evidently the prosecutor made his or her burden of proof on that last point. I’m guessing that’s where the prison term comes in, more than the statutory rape charges.

  16. Webster played for the Buccaneers from 2000 to 2003, for the Bengals in 2004 and 2005 and for the Broncos from 2006 to 2008.

    Hmmm… played 4 years with the Bucs… 2 years with the Bengals… and finished with 3 years with the Broncos. So why post the picture of him with the Bengals? He began in Tampa and ended with Denver, and played at both spots longer. This guy isn’t a Bengal, it was a two year there’s the door signing in the first place. If your going to put a helmet on him, I would use where he finished at or played the longest at wouldn’t you?

  17. Everyone taking up for the author just be real. It’s catchy to talk about Bengals present and ex who get arrested. It makes for a good headline. He should get credit for admiting that he played for 2 other teams longer than he played for the Bengals and he didn’t even end his career as a Bengal. That is more than most news outlets have done.

    Such is life as a Bengals fan. I understand the shots even if they are outdated, but don’t try to tell me or others there’s a legit reason why he’s associated with the Bengals. At least be real about it. Lames.

  18. “He was accused of having a sexual relationship with a girl when she was 15 and he was in his 30s, and of threatening to kill her and her family if she told anyone. ”

    Evidently the prosecutor made his or her burden of proof on that last point.

    Having been on a Jury that convicted a man for exactly the same threat, I have no doubt this is what got him the sentence. Our man got a six year sentence.It doesn’t pay to threaten to kill someone when witnesses are present !

  19. I know who the assistant head coach is. If everyone else knew, this story would be a lot more popular. Hint: was with the Bengals years ago. Was with the Raiders recently. Now back with the Bengals.

  20. Still not seeing the problem with pointing out the fact of the crime happened in 2009 after the player had retired from the NFL & the coach in question also wasn’t working for the Bengals in 2009?

  21. Started career for 3 yrs in Tampa, 2 in Cincy & 2 in Denver, but any story about breaking the law, they are automatically a former Bengal. It’s BS!

  22. How many games did he play for cincy? How many games did he play for other teams? Why does this conviction make him only a former bengal in all the media?

  23. They should move the stipes on their helmets down to the test of the uniforms.

    The owner and coach are as much to blame as anybody, they keep employing bad people without care.

  24. @ stull60060…. you seriously don’t see what the big deal is when a man in his 30’s is having sex with a 15 year old girl? How about because a MAN is having sex with a GIRL who isn’t even old enough to have a driver’s license. The logic behind having an age of consent law is protecting teenagers who do not have the emotional maturity to make the decision to have sex with adults. It does not matter if the victim was ALMOST old enough…under the law, she was still a minor and it’s still statutory RAPE.
    Then there’s the little issue of him threatening to kill this girl and her family.
    This guy got exactly what he deserved.

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