ROBERSONVILLE, N.C. -- Former NFL running back Dave Meggett
resigned from his post as the city's recreation and parks director
a month after he was charged with raping his former girlfriend.
Meggett, who played 10 seasons with the New York Giants, New England Patriots and New York Jets, thanked the town Wednesday
for the opportunity, adding that "it's apparent I will no longer
be able to complete my duties with the town of Robersonville."
Police say the 40-year-old Meggett had a tumultuous relationship
with his former girlfriend that culminated with him raping the
27-year-old woman in her home at the end of August.
Meggett, who is still jailed at the Pitt County Detention Center
on a $200,000 secured bond, is scheduled to appear in court on a
second-degree rape charge in early November.
In 1998, Meggett was arrested on a sexual assault charge in
Toronto. The charge was later dropped.
He encountered legal trouble again in 2004. He surrendered to
authorities in Dedham, Mass., when he was ordered jailed for
failing to produce $191,600 he owed in child support.
After six years with the Giants, Meggett went to New England in
1995 and played three seasons there. He finished his career with
the Jets in 1998.