Former Bama player Devonta Pollard due in federal court today in Mississippi kidnapping case

By: Matt Harris Email
By: Matt Harris Email

JACKSON, Mississippi -- A former University of Alabama basketball player is expected in federal court in Mississippi on Tuesday to finalize a deal he made with prosecutors in a kidnapping case.

Prosecutors offered Devonta Pollard deferred prosecution in exchange for his testimony against his mother, Jesse Mae Brown Pollard. That means the 19-year-old could avoid a conviction in the case if he stays out of trouble for two years.

Jesse Pollard was convicted last month of orchestrating a plot to kidnap a 6-year-old relative in a dispute over a piece of land and a portable storage shed in east Mississippi.

The girl was abducted in April from East Kemper Elementary School and released unharmed the next day.

Devonta Pollard testified that he didn't know about the plot until after the girl was taken.

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