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Former teacher sentenced for having relationship with student

A former high school teacher is headed to prison after he pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with one of his students.

The former UGA football player and teacher at Parkview High School said he took the plea to accept his responsibility.

But before being taken to prison, Mikey Henderson listened to an outraged judge and a very hurt victim.

“He won’t even look me in the eye right now, there he is,” the victim told Henderson.

At first, the now-18-year-old victim didn't want to speak in court, but after hearing Henderson’s plea, she took the stand.  

“I just know I was used, I was manipulated,” the victim said. “I thought it was something else than it was, obviously.”

Henderson played wide receiver for UGA, then went into teaching. He was a broadcasting instructor and assistant football coach at Parkview when he was charged with sexual assault. The 33-year-old admitted to a two-year relationship with the then-16 and 17-year-old, including several encounters with his student on Parkview property. 

“My client was not the pursuer of this relationship. He was the pursued,” said Henderson’s attorney Jared Mitnick. “Again, it was his responsibility to make sure it never happened, and he failed in that capacity."

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Judge Tom Davis agreed to the plea deal in which Henderson will serve five years in prison and another 15 on probation, but he wasn't happy about it.

“I condemn you sir, I condemn you to the life that you have created for yourself,” Davis said. “You will not outrun this shame.”

The judge had a message for the victim. 

“I say to the victim, you are never going to forget it, but the grace I saw today gives me hope that you will triumph over it,” said judge Tom Davis.

Henderson played wide receiver for UGA, then went into teaching. He was a broadcasting instructor and assistant football coach at Parkview when he was charged with sexual assault.

Former teacher sentenced for having relationship with student

A former high school teacher is headed to prison after he pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with one of his students.

The former UGA football player and teacher at Parkview High School said he took the plea to accept his responsibility.

But before being taken to prison, Mikey Henderson listened to an outraged judge and a very hurt victim.

“He won’t even look me in the eye right now, there he is,” the victim told Henderson.

At first, the now-18-year-old victim didn't want to speak in court, but after hearing Henderson’s plea, she took the stand.  

“I just know I was used, I was manipulated,” the victim said. “I thought it was something else than it was, obviously.”

Henderson played wide receiver for UGA, then went into teaching. He was a broadcasting instructor and assistant football coach at Parkview when he was charged with sexual assault. The 33-year-old admitted to a two-year relationship with the then-16 and 17-year-old, including several encounters with his student on Parkview property. 

“My client was not the pursuer of this relationship. He was the pursued,” said Henderson’s attorney Jared Mitnick. “Again, it was his responsibility to make sure it never happened, and he failed in that capacity."

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Judge Tom Davis agreed to the plea deal in which Henderson will serve five years in prison and another 15 on probation, but he wasn't happy about it.

“I condemn you sir, I condemn you to the life that you have created for yourself,” Davis said. “You will not outrun this shame.”

The judge had a message for the victim. 

“I say to the victim, you are never going to forget it, but the grace I saw today gives me hope that you will triumph over it,” said judge Tom Davis.

Henderson played wide receiver for UGA, then went into teaching. He was a broadcasting instructor and assistant football coach at Parkview when he was charged with sexual assault.

Falcons' Julio Jones named third-best receiver in Alabama

Alabama has always been known for its talented athletes in football. Even more, some of the greatest wide receivers began their football dreams in Alabama, including Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones.

Al. com ranked Jones the third-top receiver from the state of Alabama, behind former Falcons wideout Roddy White, a former teammate of Jones; and NFL Hall of Famer Terrell Owens. Jones has already passed three Pro Football Hall of Fame receivers on the list – John Stallworth, Don Hutson and Ozzie Newsome. The ranking of the wide receivers is determined by most NFL career receiving yards.

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To put this in perspective, Jones – who just finished his seventh NFL season – is only 6,880 yards behind Owens, who spent 14 years in the league with various teams. Jones trails White by 1,809, and White spent 10 seasons with the Falcons.

If things continue to look up for Jones, he could easily become the top wide receiver in the state sooner rather than later.

Top 10 NFL Receivers from Alabama high schools and colleges 1.    Terrell Owens – 15,934 receiving yards 2.    Roddy White – 10,863 receiving yards 3.    Julio Jones – 9,054 receiving yards 4.    John Stallworth – 8,723 receiving yards  5.    Don Hutson – 7,991 receiving yards  6.    Ozzie Newsome – 7,980 receiving yards 7.    Frank Sanders – 6,749 receiving yards  8.    Jerricho Cotchery – 6,623 receiving yards 9.    Jimmy “Red” Phillips – 6,044 receiving yards  10.    Rich Caster – 5,515 receiving yards   

Jameis Winston claps back at Devonta Freeman's Super Bowl prediction

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman thinks his team has what it takes to play in Super Bowl LIII.

In a post on Twitter Tuesday, Freeman wrote, “Super Bowl 53 we coming for that.”

Super Bowl 53 we coming for that— Devonta Freeman (@devontafreeman) February 20, 2018

Other NFL players like Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston and Jacksonville cornerback Jalen Ramsey responded to Freeman.

The three NFL stars are also former teammates who played together at Florida State in 2013.

You know I gotchu on the tickets family!— Jameis Winston (@Jaboowins) February 20, 2018 It’s gon be fun playing against one of y’all— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) February 20, 2018

The Falcons, who played in Super Bowl LI, fell to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Divisional Playoffs in January.

The Eagles went onto win Super Bowl LII.

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If the Falcons make an appearance in Super Bowl LIII, they would be the first team to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium.

Super Bowl LIII is scheduled for Feb. 3, 2019 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

This article was written by JuliaKate E. Culpepper, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

Hawks' Josh Magette, Andrew White III recalled from Erie

Forward Andrew White III and guard Josh Magette, both two-way players, were transferred from the Hawks’ G League affiliate the Erie BayHawks to Atlanta, the team announced Wednesday.

ROSTER UPDATE: We have transferred @joshmagette and @AndrewWhite03 from Erie to our Club.#TrueToAtlanta — Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) February 21, 2018

White, an undrafted rookie who signed a two-way contract with the Hawks in January, made his NBA debut on Feb. 14 at the Pistons and finished with a team-high 15 points as well as two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 17 minutes. In his first game with the Hawks, White became the first player in the organization to score at least 15 points in his NBA debut since Rumeal Robinson in 1990.

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After signing a two-way contract in September, Magette played in nine games with the Hawks this season and averaged 2.3 points and 2.0 assists in 7.7 minutes.

A rookie out of Alabama-Huntsville, Magette has played in 31 games with Erie this season including 29 starts and averaged 15.2 points, 9.9 assists — which leads the G League — 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 34.8 minutes.

Billy Graham's daughter: 'Daddy is home'

Former President Jimmy Carter releases statement on Billy Graham's death

Former President Jimmy Carter issued a statement Wednesday saying he was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Evangelist Billy Graham.

Graham died at his home Wednesday morning. He was 99.

“Rosalynn and I are deeply saddened to learn of the death of The Reverend Billy Graham,” the statement said. “Tirelessly spreading a message of fellowship and hope, he shaped the spiritual lives of tens of millions of people worldwide. Broad-minded, forgiving, and humble in his treatment of others, he exemplified the life of Jesus Christ by constantly reaching out for opportunities to serve. He had an enormous influence on my own spiritual life, and I was pleased to count Reverend Graham among my advisors and friends.”

We are sorry to hear that the Reverend Billy Graham has passed away. He met with President Carter many times, including when he and his wife, Ruth, visited the Carters at the White House, 11/1/79. pic.twitter.com/VICoudF6YE — Jimmy Carter Library (@CarterLibrary) February 21, 2018

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Graham was a longtime American Christian Evangelist who traveled across the country. He was the spiritual advisor to generations of Americans and presidents, from Harry Truman to Barack Obama

Graham held "crusades" across the globe, preaching to more than 210 million people, more than any other human ever.

Two of those crusades were held here in Atlanta, the first in 1973, the last in 1994 when tens of thousands of people, including president Jimmy Carter packed the Georgia Dome for a week.

"He really spoke the truth. He spoke the truth and I could feel it. It just took me to a different level with my walk," said Carter Center visitor Thomas Babor.

In May of 2007, President Carter joined two other presidents in Charlotte for the dedication of the Billy Graham Library.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution contributed to this report.

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