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Ex-Marshall Running Back Sentenced for Cyberstalking

Kevin Grooms

A former Marshall running back has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for sending threatening messages to his ex-girlfriend.

Twenty-three-year-old Kevin Grooms Jr. was sentenced Monday in federal court in Huntington on a cyberstalking charge.

Prosecutors say Grooms sent 158 messages on his cell phone to his former girlfriend within eight hours of being released from the Western Regional Jail on March 24. He had been under a domestic violence protection order at the time.

Grooms rushed for a total of 1,240 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2012 and 2013 at Marshall.