Former Greenbrier star, others plead guilty

Reggie Rice, 2 others admit role in Charleston home invasion

Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 9:43 AM
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CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Former Greenbrier High football star Reggie Rice and two others have pleaded guilty to all charges that were filed against them in connection with two 2010 home invasion-style robberies, the Post and Courier of Charleston reports.

Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson said Miguel Starks, 20; former Citadel linebacker Reginald Rice, 23; and Stephen Francois, 20, of Fairburn, Ga., pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary, armed robbery, kidnapping and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime in connection with a Feb. 24 home invasion and robbery of a former Citadel cadet at his home on James Island.

Starks also pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with that robbery, Wilson said.

Starks and Rice also entered guilty pleas to charges of armed robbery, first-degree burglary, kidnapping and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime in the Feb. 27 home invasion of a Citadel assistant football coach at his West Ashley home.

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Chillen 01/21/11 - 11:13 am
Isn't Rice the one who also

Isn't Rice the one who also was involved with a 15 year old girl when he was a Senior? If not it was another CC football player who did it. Certain athletes think they are above this law. This proves it.

augusta citizen
augusta citizen 01/21/11 - 11:16 am
Lock them up and throw away

Lock them up and throw away the key!

Riverman1 01/21/11 - 11:19 am
This was the weirdest thing.

This was the weirdest thing. Citadel football players, the quarterback included, go stark raving mad committing these serious crimes. I'd like to know how they totally lost it. Why?

Chillen, yep, same Reggie Rice.

follower 01/21/11 - 11:19 am
There have been several area

There have been several area athletes that have wasted their talent due to an in ablility to control their behavior. What a shame, as many have benefited from the blind eye of authorities earlier in life because of their talent to run a football or throw a baseball.

High standards and high expectations, equal to all, regardless of ability. Doing otherwise is enabling and ensuring future issues and run-ins with the law.

urright 01/21/11 - 11:25 am
Reggie learned that playing

Reggie learned that playing football got him a "Get out of jail free" card from a Superior Court Judge. He realized the hard way that Charleston is not Columbia County. I hope he rots.

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