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Ex-Seahawks OL Wheeler gets 81-month sentence

Posted on AllSides March 1st, 2024
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SEATTLE -- Former Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Chad Wheeler was sentenced Friday to 81 months of confinement following his November conviction for first- and second-degree assault/domestic violence. The sentence, handed down in King County (Washington) Superior Court, stemmed from a 2021 incident with Wheeler and his then-girlfriend. Because the jury found that he "used force or means likely to result in death," Wheeler's conviction on first-degree assault/domestic violence -- a Class A felony -- carried a mandatory minimum sentence of 60 months. According to court documents obtained by ESPN, prosecutors...

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