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Deshazor Everett pleads guilty to reckless driving in fatal crash

Dec 7, 2020; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool (11) catches a pass against Washington Football Team free safety Deshazor Everett (22) during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Former Washington defensive back Deshazor Everett pleaded guilty to a count of misdemeanor reckless driving Tuesday in Loudoun County (Va.) Court following a single-car accident in December 2021 that killed his girlfriend.

Everett, who is currently a free agent, will be sentenced on Sept. 8.

An investigation of the incident by the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office resulted in a February warrant for involuntary manslaughter, after which Everett turned himself in.

His charge was later reduced from involuntary manslaughter to reckless driving, which is a misdemeanor in Virginia that carries a maximum sentence of one year in jail and a maximum fine of $2,500.

On December 23, 2021, Everett’s 2010 Nissan GT-R “left the right side of the roadway, struck several trees, and rolled over” at approximately 9:15 p.m. EST, per a report from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. Everett was driving “over twice the posted 45 mph speed limit just prior to the crash,” according to police.

Everett’s girlfriend, Olivia S. Peters, 29, died of her injuries at StoneSprings Hospital Center in Dulles, Va.

Everett himself sustained serious, but non-life-threatening injuries in the crash.

The 30-year-old Everett was Washington’s longtime special teams captain and played all seven seasons of his NFL career with the franchise. The Commanders cut Everett in March.

–Field Level Media