BlackSportsOnlineAugust 17, 2019 2:22 pm
Ex-College Football Player Kishawn Holmes Was Convicted of Rape & Spent 2 Years in Jail, But New Evidence Showed He Was Innocent; How He Now Hopes to Get a Shot in NFL (Video)
I always say that if it is proven someone made a false rape accusation the woman should get the same amount of time in jail as the man.
Holmes lost two years of his life and likely his shot at the NFL.
As we previously reported, Holmes — a star junior college running back — was convicted of rape in 2018. But, new evidence emerged, and in December, Holmes conviction was thrown out after it was ruled he didn’t get a fair trial.
Fast forward to an L.A. courtroom Thursday … the district attorney told the judge the state didn’t wish to proceed with the case.
“I was in jail for 2 years, man. I got jumped by 18 people of a different race. Nose broken. Stitches in my eye, dislocated jaw. I got stabbed. I been in riots. I went to war. Hell and back, hell and back.”
Now that he’s out of jail … and in the clear legally, Holmes says he wants to be an advocate for people falsely accused of serious crimes.
“Now I can be a voice. A voice for the wrongly accused. The voice for the females and males out there who actually had something happen to them, and they don’t have a voice, and people don’t want to hear them out.”
Flip the page for Kishawn speaking on his experience in jail and some of his JUCO highlights.View the original article