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Ex-Detroit Lion Tommie Boyd gets prison for sex crime

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Former Detroit Lions receiver Tommie Boyd was sentenced to five to 15 years in prison for having sexual contact with a teenage girl.

The Oakland Press of Pontiac, Mich. reported that Boyd, 40, was sentenced Thursday, a month after pleading no contest to two charges, including second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a 15-year-old girl at a movie theater in Oakland County in 2006. He had served as the girl's sports trainer.

Defense attorney Randy Secontine said the girl was days away from turning 16, after which, the contact would not have been illegal.

Boyd was already serving a two-year prison sentence for another criminal sex act with a minor. In March 2011, he pled guilty in Macomb County to inappropriate contact with an underage student. His sentences will run concurrently, and he will receive credit for the 380 days he has already served.

As part of his latest sentence, Boyd was ordered to have no contact with the victim and comply with the requirements of sex offender registration.

Boyd caught 14 passes in his two seasons with the Lions -- 1997 and 1998 -- and later worked as a personal trainer and high school track coach.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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