It was a day of mixed emotions in Steubenville, Ohio on Sunday after a Judge rendered a guilty verdict in the rape case involving two high school football players, and a 16-year-old-girl, both teens broke down in tears after the verdict was read, according to Yahoo! News.
Football players, Trent Mays, 17 and Ma’lik Richmond, 16, were both sentenced to juvenile detention by Judge Lipps. Mays received two years and Richmond received one year; a maximum time of up until age 21 is possible.
First Mays offered an apology. Mays, “I’d like to apologize to my family and the community, those pictures should have never been sent around.”
Then Richmond got up out of his seat to apologize with tears in his eyes, he collapsed in the arms of his attorney. Richmond, “I’d like to apologize to you … I had no intentions to do anything like that, and I’m sorry to put you guys through this." His voice was breaking up while speaking, so everything he said is not clear.
These promising football stars are used to crowds of up to 10,000 at the Steubenville High School games. There will be no crowds cheering to greet them in detention though.
The Big Red football stars are headed directly to detention. They will then be transported to a facility in Chillicothe, where they will be assessed and evaluated to determine the most appropriate facility where they will serve their time.