San Antonio Former Kansas University running back David Gerard Winbush, now 36, has been sentenced to four years community service for indecency with a child-contact, stemming from a 2012 relationship with a Reagan High student who was under 17 at the time, the San Antonio Express-News reported Tuesday.
A Bexar County grand jury indicted Winbush last year on 16 counts of sexual assault of a child, a second-degree felony, listing sexual encounters from October to December 2012, the paper reported. Court records indicate that the student, then 16, told a school friend that she and Winbush were having sex and sending each other explicit photos from their cellphones. The friend told a school staff member and police were notified.
Winbush, from Killeen, Texas, pleaded no contest June 2 to one count of indecency with a child-contact, a third-degree felony. He was sentenced to four years probation, fined $1,714 and ordered to have no contact with the student. Winbush must register as a sex offender for 10 years once his sentence is completed.
Winbush was a KU running back from 1997-2000. He rushed for 2,608 yards and 22 touchdowns and ranks among the top 10 in most KU career-rushing statistics.