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Former NFLer Meggett charged again

Several months after he was charged with raping a South Carolina woman, former NFL running back David Meggett was in jail Wednesday on allegations of another sexual assault.

Several months after he was charged with raping a South Carolina woman, former NFL running back David Meggett was in jail Wednesday on allegations of another sexual assault.

Meggett, 42, was arrested and charged with raping a 21-year-old woman in her North Charleston, S.C., home, authorities said.

The woman told police she woke up at 1 a.m. ET on Tuesday and found a man she knew as "Mike" sitting on her bed, according to an incident report. The man demanded that she repay $200 US she owed him and raped her when she said she didn't have the money, police said.

Afterward, the man told her he was sorry and she didn't have to repay him. The woman drove herself to the hospital, where Meggett later met her and was arrested, according to police records.

Meggett had been out on bond in connection with another sexual assault charge.

He was denied bond Tuesday night on charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and first-degree burglary said a police spokesman.

It is the latest in a string of allegations involving the 10-year NFL veteran, including a 1998 incident in a Toronto hotel room involving a prostitute.

He was charged with assaulting the woman in that case, but the jury could not reach an unanimous verdict. The Crown elected not to retry the case.

In September, he was charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct after a 17-year-old North Charleston woman told authorities she was raped by a man she knew as "Michael," according to police records.

Both South Carolina arrests occurred while Meggett was serving out two years probation for a 2006 sexual battery charge involving a former girlfriend in North Carolina. 

In 1990, while he was with the Giants, Meggett was found not guilty of soliciting sex from an undercover police officer in Baltimore.

The running back played for the New York Giants, New York Jets and New England during his 10-year NFL career.

The same year as the Toronto incident, Meggett was cited in a Sports Illustrated article on athletes fathering children out of wedlock.

He was sued for child support for at least the second time in 2004 in Florida. At the time, according to court papers, Meggett was the father to five children from four women.

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