Real Housewives NeNe Leakes Boyfriend Pleads No Contest To Involuntary Manslaughter

Real Housewives Of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes ‘bad-boy’ NFL boyfriend Charles Grant pled no contest in Georgia Tuesday to an involuntary manslaughter charge involving Korynda Reed, can reveal.

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The former New Orleans Saints defensive end – who has been romantically linked with reality star Leakes – was fined $1,000 and ordered to pay $20,000 restitution while also being placed on probation for one year.

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The 31-year-old Grant, who is from Colquitt, Ga., was stabbed in the neck during the fight inside a Georgia nightclub in February 2008, which resulted in the death of 23-year-old Korynda Reed.

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District Attorney Ron Smith said that Grant’s longtime friend, Laquient Macklin, and Grant’s cousin, Marshae Stromer, pleaded guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and affray and paid a $1,000 fine and were put on two years’ probation.

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Hulking 6 ft 3 inch Grant, 31, had always claimed that he was innocent and it’s understood that controversial Leakes believed his side of the story.

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A source close to the Real Housewives Of Atlanta star told “NeNe and Charles met at a fundraiser for him and they have been involved for over a year and a half now.

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“She believes that somebody is innocent until proven guilty and she was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.”

It’s understood that Grant is trying to negotiate a deal with the Atlanta Falcons so that he can be closer to Leakes and his family who live in that area also.

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Leakes will start in the third series of The Real Housewives Of Atlanta which is due to air late summer.

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