Report: Former Baylor player Ukwuachu loses bid for new trial
Former Baylor player Sam Ukwuachu lost his bid for a new trial Monday.
According to the Waco Tribune-Herald, Ukwuachu, convicted of sexually assaulting a female Baylor athlete in 2013, had his motion for a new trial overruled by Judge Matt Johnson of Waco’s 54th State District Court after a brief hearing.
Ukwuachu was sentenced in August to 10 years’ probation and 180 days in jail.
A star high school player from Pearland, Texas, Ukwuachu went to Boise State and became a Freshman All-American. Ukwauchu displayed erratic behavior while at Boise State and there were allegations of violence against his then-girlfriend, a former track and field athlete at the school.
Ukwuachu was dismissed from the Boise State football team in 2013, although the school has said his dismissal was unrelated to the allegations, and he transferred to Baylor.
How much Baylor knew about Ukwuachu’s past was a point of contention during a trial that made national headlines. He never played in a game for the Bears.
Ukwuachu has been in the McLennan County Jail since his conviction.