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Former NFL player suspected in Natomas home invasion, sexual assault

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Keith Wright

SACRAMENTO, CA - A suspect arrested in connection with a Natomas home invasion and sex assault earlier this month is a former football player with the Detroit Lions.

Investigators determined Keith Wright, 31, was a possible suspect in the Aug. 21 incident on Kokomo Drive because of stolen property from the previous robberies. They believe he is tied to at least two other home invasions.

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As it turns out, Wright's DNA was on file from a previous felony arrest.

Police arrested Wright Monday around 10:30 p.m. near San Juan Road and Duckhorn Drive.

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According to Sports Illustrated, Wright, originally from Santa Clara, was previously a defensive lineman for the Detroit Lions. He played college ball for Sac City College and University of Missouri. He was Rookie of the Year in 2003.

Wright is in custody at Sacramento County Jail. He now faces several felony charges including robbery, burglary and sexual battery.

By Suzanne Phan, sphan@news10.net

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