Former Cowboy Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Sexual Assault

C.J. Spillman was sentenced to five years in prison for sexual assault

Michael Ainsworth/The Dallas Morning News

Former Dallas Cowboys safety and special teams player C.J. Spillman was found guilty of sexual assault and sentenced to five years in prison.

A Tarrant County jury determined that Spillman sexually assaulted a woman at the Grapevine Gaylord Texan in September 2014.

The Cowboys were staying at the hotel, like they do for all home games, the night before a game against the St. Louis Rams.

The Cowboys allowed Spillman to play in the Rams game, and every other game after that during the 2014 season, despite the allegation and police report.

The former NFL safety's contract expired in March 2015 and he was indicted in June of that year by a Tarrant County grand jury.

Spillman has not played football since the Cowboys-Packers playoff game that ended Dallas' 2014 season.

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