Ex-Saint Grant pleads no contest
BLAKELY, Ga. -- Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Charles Grant, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter in a Georgia nightclub fight that killed a pregnant woman, has pleaded no contest to a lesser charge and was sentenced to probation.
Assistant District Attorney Ron Smith says Grant was fined $1,000 and ordered to pay $20,000 restitution to the Early County Sheriff's Office last week for his role in the February 2008 fight. He pleaded no contest to affray, which means fighting.
The 31-year-old Grant, who is from Colquitt, Ga., was stabbed in the neck during the fight in nearby Blakely that resulted in the death of 23-year-old Korynda Reed.
Smith says Grant's longtime friend, Laquient Macklin, and Grant's cousin, Marshae Stromer, pleaded guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and affray and paid $1,000 fine and were put on two years' probation.
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