Navy decides to court-martial QB Owens in rape case

Updated: April 28, 2006, 6:04 PM ET
Associated Press

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Navy quarterback accused of raping a female midshipman will face a court-martial, the academy announced Friday.

The U.S. Naval Academy superintendent made the decision after the military equivalent of a grand jury investigation was held for Lamar Owens, 22, last month.

He is accused of raping a 20-year-old midshipman in the academy's 4,000-student dorm. If convicted, he could get life in prison, though that punishment is considered unlikely.

The Savannah, Ga., native led Navy's football team to an 8-4 record this season and was the team's most valuable player.


Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press

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