Drug Trafficking

Former W&M football player jailed after ‘veiled threat’ in drug case

Former W&M football player jailed after ‘veiled threat’ in drug case

A former William & Mary football player who previously pleaded guilty to drug possession and had two additional drug distribution charges dropped was jailed Wednesday for more than a month over a “veiled threat” to an undercover informant.

Spencer Kleinrichert, 21, who played 11 games for the Tribe and started two in the 2015 season as a redshirt freshman but was not listed on the 2016 or 2017 football rosters, was in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court for sentencing when prosecutors revealed the text message to the court.

Judge Michael E. McGinty read part of the threat, which prosecutors said was sent earlier Wednesday morning to the undercover informant, which...

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