Deliberations reach 3rd day in Iowa player's trial

Associated Press
Former University of Iowa football player Cedric Everson reports to the Johnson County Courthouse in Iowa City, Iowa, to answer a question posed by the jury during their deliberations Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. Johnson is accused of sexually assaulting a female athlete while she was passed out in a dorm room. (AP Photo/Benjamin Roberts, Pool)

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Jurors are expected to begin a third day of deliberations in the case of a former University of Iowa football player charged with sexual abuse.

The jury is considering whether former Hawkeyes defensive back Cedric Everson is guilty of third-degree sexual abuse or two lesser charges in an alleged 2007 assault of a female athlete in a dorm room.

Prosecutors say Everson assaulted the woman while she was asleep. His attorney argued the two had consensual sex but the woman doesn't remember because she had been drinking.

Jurors started deliberating Tuesday afternoon and met all day Wednesday without reaching a verdict. They asked to review the video testimony of a friend of the woman who took her to the hospital. Judge Paul Miller denied the request.

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