Former NFL player of the New England Patriots team, Danny Villa, has been arrested on the charges of raping a high school student. Villa was serving as the athletic director and the head coach of the football team at Walpole High School.
Danny surrendered before the cops in his native Arizona, just a day after warrants were issued for his arrest on ‘for three counts of rape of a child over 14 and three counts of enticing a minor’.
“On learning this afternoon that Arizona police were nevertheless seeking to arrest him on the Massachusetts charges, Mr. Villa turned himself in to local authorities,” the statement said. “Mr. Villa intends to plead not guilty at his arraignment in Massachusetts.”
Danny Villa resigned from his position at the high school just hours after he was confronted with the school superintendent because of a complaint by a parent. Nobody knew at that time what had happened to the guy, who was supposed to be the best man they had for the job.
Villa led Walpole to their first Super Bowl in eleven years, capping the season undefeated. He also played in NFL for twelve seasons with New England Patriots, Phoenix Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs, and Carolina Panthers.
“It’s what we needed to have happen,” Walpole Police Chief Richard Stillman said. “To be that far away from here was not a good place to be and it definitely gave us reason to believe he might not come back. We’re gratified he’s now in custody.”
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