April 1, 2015
Former NFL place-kicker Tony Zendejas has been acquitted of drugging a woman at his San Dimas restaurant and raping her.
Defense attorney Timothy Younger says the jury returned its
verdict in about 90 minutes in a Los Angeles County Superior Court.
Prosecutors accused Zendejas of raping the woman in January
2008. Younger says his client had consensual sex with the woman
after they had known each other for several months.
Zendejas, who retired in 1995 from a 10-year NFL career, faced
four felony sex charges. Younger says two of them were dropped on
Zendejas played for the Los Angeles Rams, Houston Oilers,
Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers.
A message left with prosecutor Rouman Ebrahim was not