STILLWATER (AP) — Sentencing has been delayed for Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams, who was convicted of rape by instrumentation.
Payne County District Judge Phillip Corley on Thursday postponed Friday's scheduled sentencing until Oct. 12.
Defense attorneys have filed a motion for a new trial in the case. They say that new evidence they have uncovered could have changed the outcome of the trial, but they have not made the evidence public. The motion was sealed by Corley.
Williams was convicted in July of sexual battery and rape. The jury recommended a one-year prison sentence on each of the rape counts and no prison time on the battery conviction.
Prosecutors accused the 23-year-old Williams of groping two women and reaching inside their pants without their consent at a party in December 2010.