FAMU football player suspended after sexual battery charge

FAMU football player suspended after sexual battery charge
Posted at 7:35 AM, Dec 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-12 12:55:34-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Florida A&M University football player has been suspended after telling police he engaged in sex with a victim who rejected his advances.

David Alvin Richardson, 22, of Washington, D.C., was booked into the Leon County Detention Center on Monday and remained there Tuesday morning. He faces one charge of sex assault on a victim over 12 years of age.

Richardson told a Tallahassee Police Department investigator that on Oct. 16, 2017, he and the victim were watching a movie at his apartment when the victim told Richardson she wanted to go slow with their relationship.

Coming voluntarily to the TPD station at the investigator's request, Richardson, after being read his Miranda Warnings, said he had sex with the victim although she did not want to do so.

Afterward, Richardson walked the victim home and told the victim he went too far and was sorry, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The victim provided the investigator with photographs of her text conversations with Richardson, a court document shows, and Richardson admitted he sent the victim Snapchat messages and text messages about the incident. 

A defensive tackle, Richardson stands 6'4" and weighs 285 pounds. 

FAMU says the football player is on suspension from the athletic program. 

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