PROVO, Utah -- A former Brigham Young defensive back charged
with a lesser offense related to an investigation that led to rape
charges against four teammates, pleaded no contest to reduced
Billy Skinner, 19, was charged with third-degree felony dealing
in harmful materials to a minor. That charge was reduced to an
attempted dealing harmful material to a minor charge, a class A
The charges will be taken off his record if Skinner doesn't
possess pornography or violate any laws in the next six months,
according to his attorney Randall Spencer.
He must also be willing to testify at the June 27 trial of his
Karland Bennett, 19, Ibrahim Rashada, 18, B.J. Mathis, 18, and
William Turner Jr., who is 18 now but was 17 at the time, were
indicted on charges of aggravated sexual assault, dealing harmful
material to a minor, furnishing alcohol to a minor and obstructing
justice. Turner provided information to prosecutors in exchange for
an agreement that he would be tried as a minor.
Antwaun Harris, 19, entered a plea to a misdemeanor charge of
making false statements to a police officer last month. He
originally was charged with a second-degree felony of making false
He was accused of falsely denying there was pornography in the
players' apartment on Aug. 8, the night a 17-year-old girl says she
was raped by several players at the apartment.