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Gervonta Davis set for Dec. 12 trial after judge rejects plea deal in alleged hit-and-run

Gervonta Davis still has a big fight on his hands outside of the ring as he deals with the the fallout from a 2020 car crash.

Gervonta Davis will stand trial for his alleged 2020 hit-and-run.
Gervonta Davis will stand trial for his alleged 2020 hit-and-run.
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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

More bad news has broke for Gervonta Davis. Despite seeming to have reached a plea agreement with Baltimore prosecutors that would have cleared him of any actual jail time stemming from a 2020 hit-and-run incident, a judge has rejected the plea deal and instead ordered Davis’s case to head to trial. A two-day trial is scheduled to begin on December 12.

The plea agreement the judge ultimately rejected called for Davis to receive a one-year suspended sentence as well as two months of home confinement to go along with work release.

A victim in the case, however, told the judge of the serious injuries she received as a result of this incident and expressed their feelings of the plea agreement being too lenient. According to that victim, she looked Davis right in the eye and asked him for help before he instead decided to flee the scene.

“I begged Mr. Gervonta Davis; I looked him in his eyes,” Jyair Smith said. “I said I have to get home to my daughter, I’m pregnant. He never once came over to help me. He got his things and left” the scene, she said.

The judge agreed with that the plea deal was not a sufficient administration of justice and thus this case heads to trial.

Davis has reportedly reached civil settlements with three other victims from this crash, but still has a pending civil suit with Smith.

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