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Ex-Rice football player sentenced to prison time for distributing a synthetic opioid that killed his teammate

Stuart Mouchantaf will spend the next twelve years of his life in a federal prison for the death of his teammate.

Mouchantaf has been sentenced to serve time in federal prison for distributing a synthetic opioid that killed another football star at Rice University in March of 2018.

Stuart Mouchantaf, 27, of Katy, pleaded guilty on Feb. 20, 2020 for giving carfentanil to the 21-year-old defensive lineman, Blain Padgett, which resulted in an accidental overdose.

The two young men were both defensive lineman at Rice University.

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