A former Iowa football player accused of sexual assault has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge. Abe Satterfield’s trial for second and third-degree sexual assault was scheduled to begin Monday with jury selection. But court papers filed this morning in Johnson County show Satterfield has pleaded guilty to assault with intent to inflict serious injury.
Sentencing is set for July 23. The court documents say Satterfield will testify in the case against Cedric Everson, his former teammate. Both men are 21 and were accused of sexually-assaulting an intoxicated female student-athlete in a U-of-I residence hall dorm room in October 2007. Everson’s trial for a second-degree sexual abuse charge is scheduled in July.