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Ex-VaTech LB Cleared For Killing Trans Tinder Date Back Playing Football

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  • Etute in may was cleared of a murder charge in the death if Jerry Smith, a 40-year-old gay man who presented himself as a 21-year-old physician named Angie Renee
  • The athlete’s legal team said Etute was acting in self-defense when he beat Smith, claiming Etute thought Smith was reaching for a gun after the man’s true gender was revealed
  • He’s now set to play football at Iowa Western Community College for the coming 2022 season

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