Former Washington Commanders defensive back Deshazor Everett pleaded guilty to reckless driving on Tuesday following his involvement in a December car crash that killed his girlfriend, according to TMZ.
Everett was initially charged with manslaughter in February, though that charge was reduced. Everett is due in court next in September, and he is still facing up to a year in prison.
Police said Everett was driving around 9:15 p.m. in Loudon County, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C., when his car “left the right side of the roadway, struck several trees and rolled over.” An investigation, police said, later determined he was traveling more than twice the 45 mph speed limit.
Everett was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, and was released from the hospital four days later. His girlfriend, Olivia Peters, was transported to a hospital where she later died.
Everett appeared in 89 games over seven seasons for the Commanders, and racked up 170 total tackles and two interceptions. Washington released the 30-year-old earlier this year.