Payne, Tom

Charge: Rape & Attempted Rape

Arrest Date: May 19, 1972

Franchise: Atlanta Hawks

Age 21

Details: Payne was arrested for raping a 22 year old in a parked car in Atlanta.  He was eventually convicted and faced 11 years in prison, ending his playing career shortly after it began. After his release he returned to prison for yet another rape and served another 14 years.

Original news account

Posted on 02/05/2011, in 1970's, 1972, Atlanta Hawks, P, Sexual assault/rape. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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