Plummer charged in bar incident

PHOENIX (AP) — Jake Plummer, who led Arizona State to the Rose Bowl before being drafted by the Arizona Cardinals, was charged Wednesday on four felony counts of sexual abuse stemming from an incident in a nightclub.
The charges were announced by Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley, who has said a settlement Plummer reached with three accusers didn’t free him from prosecution.
Plummer also was charged in the criminal complaint with one count of misdemeanor assault. If convicted on all charges, he would face more than eight years in prison.
The alleged incident occurred last March at Club Rio in suburban Tempe, Ariz. Three women claimed Plummer reached under their clothes while they danced. Last week, the women reached a civil settlement with Plummer and said through a lawyer they didn’t want to pursue criminal charges.
A Superior Court hearing on June 27 will determine whether there is enough evidence to try Plummer. The player’s first court appearance was scheduled for June 10.