Ball player pleads guilty in robbery

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 24, 2007


The former Wallace Community College Selma basketball player who set up his teammates to get robbed of financial aide cash and video games has pled guilty in Dallas County Circuit Court.

Borzie Nelson, 22, was wearing his Patriots basketball pullover when was arrested for the Jan. 19, 2005, incident.

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Nelson reportedly led two other men to Cloverdale Apartments where his teammates lived. Two armed gunmen wearing ski masks entered one apartment, forced the occupants next door, then robbed all of them.

According to police reports more than $3,200 in cash, along with PlayStation and X-box games were taken.

One of the basketball players hid in a closet and called police. Nelson waited outside in the car, along with the driver.

As the vehicle left the apartment complex speeding, it was stopped by Selma Police officers.

Police discovered cell phones, cash and video games taken from the apartments.

District Attorney Michael Jackson said Nelson is facing up to 20 years in prison. The three accomplices of Nelson’s, Centario Williams, Antonio McQueen and Terrance Hall, have all pled guilty.

Williams received a 20-year sentence through a plea agreement before Judge Jack Meigs.

“The ball seems to have bounced in the wrong direction for Mr. Nelson,” Jackson said. “The right path would have been getting an education. Unfortunately, he chose the path of gun slinging.”