Tommie Boyd sentenced to 2-15 years

Updated: March 3, 2011, 2:28 PM ET
Associated Press

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. -- A former Detroit Lions wide receiver who pleaded guilty to a second-degree criminal sexual conduct charge on accusations involving a then-14-year-old girl has been sentenced to spend two to 15 years in prison.

Tommie Boyd appeared Thursday in Macomb County Circuit Judge Diane Druzinski's courtroom. The 39-year-old from Shelby Township entered his plea in January in exchange for authorities dropping several other charges.

Police say he grabbed the girl's buttocks with both hands.

The Detroit News reports Druzinski told Boyd he is "probably a parent's worst nightmare."

Boyd also has to register as a sex offender and be fitted with a tether for the rest of his life, when released.

Defense attorney Randy Secontine says his client is "extremely remorseful."


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