Ex-RB Meggett resigns parks job amid rape charges

Updated: October 5, 2006, 1:36 AM ET
Associated Press

ROBERSONVILLE, N.C. -- Former NFL running back Dave Meggett resigned from his post as the city's recreation and parks director a month after he was charged with raping his former girlfriend.

Meggett, who played 10 seasons with the New York Giants, New England Patriots and New York Jets, thanked the town Wednesday for the opportunity, adding that "it's apparent I will no longer be able to complete my duties with the town of Robersonville."

Police say the 40-year-old Meggett had a tumultuous relationship with his former girlfriend that culminated with him raping the 27-year-old woman in her home at the end of August.

Meggett, who is still jailed at the Pitt County Detention Center on a $200,000 secured bond, is scheduled to appear in court on a second-degree rape charge in early November.

In 1998, Meggett was arrested on a sexual assault charge in Toronto. The charge was later dropped.

He encountered legal trouble again in 2004. He surrendered to authorities in Dedham, Mass., when he was ordered jailed for failing to produce $191,600 he owed in child support.

After six years with the Giants, Meggett went to New England in 1995 and played three seasons there. He finished his career with the Jets in 1998.


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