Former Jets linebacker Jermaine Cunningham was sentenced to probation on Friday in a case that invoked New Jersey's "revenge porn" law, ESPN.com reports. Cunningham pleaded guilty to charges last month, that included invasion of privacy and admitted to posting revealing photos of his then-girlfriend online without consent. A state Superior Court judge in Union County sentenced Cunningham, a NFL free agent, to three years probation and to participate in mandatory anger management counseling. Cunningham spent last season on injured reserve with the Jets after tearing his Achilles during a preseason scrimmage.
Jets linebacker Jermaine Cunningham pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he shared explicit photos of a female friend, reports the Associated Press. Cunningham also pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal mischief and unlawful weapons transport. The charges stem from a Dec. 29 incident at his apartment in Summit, N.J. According to prosecutors, it's a domestic violence case in which Cunningham is accused of spreading sexual images and destroying another person's clothes. Authorities also say they found a loaded handgun in Cunningham's Audi. Cunningham was released without bail and scheduled to appear in court again March 5. Cunningham's lawyer told Judge Joan Robinson Gross that a temporary restraining order has been issued against his client and an application for a permanent order is pending in family court, according to The Star-Ledger, which had no further details about the restraining order.
Jets linebacker Jermaine Cunningham was arrested in late December and charged with spreading sexual images and illegally transporting a handgun, reports The Star-Ledger. Cunningham was arrested at his apartment after police responded to a 911 from someone nearby, the report said. Officers got Cunningham's consent to search his Audi and found a .380 handgun in the glove compartment, according to a spokesman for the prosecutor's office. The spokesman said Cunningham "was charged with third-degree invasion of privacy under a state law that prohibits the disclosure of sexual images of a person without the individual's consent," the paper said. Cunningham also was charged with criminal mischief for the destruction of clothing. Further details were not released.
The New York Post confirmed that Jets backup linebacker Jermaine Cunningham suffered a torn right Achilles tendon during Saturday's scrimmage, likely ending his season. The 26-year-old has played in 38 career games, registering 3.5 sacks and 59 combined tackles.
The Jets believe backup linebacker Jermaine Cunningham, a pass-rushing specialist, tore his Achilles in Saturday's scrimmage, likely ending his season, reports NFL Network.