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Venoy Overton pleads not guilty to pimp charge

Posted on: July 1, 2011 10:25 am
Edited on: July 1, 2011 4:41 pm
 
By Matt Norlander

It's still one of the most ridiculous headlines in college basketball history: Player charged with being a pimp.

On Thursday, former Washington Huskies guard Venoy Overton (at left in photo, with new, Tiger-like beard)
pleaded not guilty to the charge levied against him: second-degree in promoting prostitution.

If you need a reset on this case, the blog went into detail on it two weeks ago when news broke. But, basically, it boils down to Overton using his "girlfriend" to sell sex. Police had sniffed the case for some time before busting it open, when Overton's woman offered an undercover cop sex for money in late May.

There was good news for Overton yesterday, per the Seattle Times:
Overton, 22, and his attorney James Bible (near left) won a small battle today when Carey reduced bail to $25,000. Prosecutors had asked for $50,000. Bible told reporters today Overton is eager to defend himself against the allegations.
I'm no lawyer, but the not-guilty charge certainly makes this interesting. The maximum punishment Overton could received is five years behind bars and a 10 grand fine to accompany that. Overton's case seems to be resting on the defense that his girlfriend willingly was part of the prostitution ring. She was even a catalyst for it.

If Overton was making money off it, I'm not sure how that helps him.

Photo via Seattle Times
Category: NCAAB
Comments

Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: July 5, 2011 9:43 am
 

Venoy Overton pleads not guilty to pimp charge

I guess pimpin ain't easy.  Dude, pimping.  I cannot even understand that.  Ok, I can, but your girlfriend?  At least it was not your wife.  Or maybe your wife would have been ok.  Seriously, what is wrong with this guy?  Need money that much?  Wow, shocking story, kind of funny, but just sick none the less.



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: July 2, 2011 1:54 pm
 

Venoy Overton pleads not guilty to pimp charge

If he wants the judge to take a plea of "not guilty" to being a pimp seriously, he might want to shave the beard.  The beard makes him look like a stereotypical TV police drama pimp who the "good guys" lean on for info.  Even judges watch TV.



Since: Oct 27, 2007
Posted on: July 1, 2011 8:23 pm
 

Venoy Overton pleads not guilty to pimp charge

It was wholly certain that Overton would plead not guilty. It is wholly ridiculous that his defense is "she wanted it". It should be wholly correct for the judge to throw the book at him for this despicable crime if he is found guilty. 




Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: July 1, 2011 8:18 pm
 

Venoy Overton pleads not guilty to pimp charge

JUST ANOTHER HUSKY FELON............HA HA HA HA



Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: July 1, 2011 6:52 pm
 

Venoy Overton pleads not guilty to pimp charge

Tiger-like beard?  WTF does that mean?  Idiot.



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: July 1, 2011 3:58 pm
 

Venoy Overton pleads not guilty to pimp charge

The "It was her idea." defense didnt even work when I was a kid. I can't imagine that working in court.



Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: July 1, 2011 3:51 pm
 

Venoy Overton pleads not guilty to pimp charge

Hmm where is the picture of her??  How much?



Since: Sep 29, 2009
Posted on: July 1, 2011 3:07 pm
 

Venoy Overton pleads not guilty to pimp charge

What a disgrace this guy is to the Dawgs! Coach Romar tried to help Venoy out and mentor this kid and he stabbed him in the back. Way to go you slimy little turd! There hasn't been a worse athlete for U Dub since Jeremy Stevens dumb ass!



Since: Jul 20, 2010
Posted on: July 1, 2011 2:54 pm
 

Venoy Overton pleads not guilty to pimp charge

It's all part of his training...gotta keep his pimp hand strong!



Since: May 10, 2007
Posted on: July 1, 2011 2:26 pm
 

Venoy Overton pleads not guilty to pimp charge

Scum.


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