Leave a comment

Jimmy Bernard Billingsley dallas

A Texas judge sentenced a 42-year-old ex-youth football coach to 15 years in prison after knowingly infecting a woman with HIV, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Scroll down for video

Jimmy Bernard Billingsley pleaded guilty to aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury. Billingsley admitted that he’s known since 2008 that he was HIV-positive. But he still had unprotected sex with the mother of a youth football player he dated in 2009. That woman learned she contracted HIV after feeling ill and taking a blood test soon after, according to  KVUE-TV.

SEE ALSO: What’s Stopping Black Students’ Success?

The woman, who wants to remain anonymous, called local police after getting the test results because she suspected that Billingsley purposefully infected her after insisting that they have unprotected sex. “He would say, ‘You’ll be okay. I won’t get you pregnant. I don’t have anything. You don’t have anything to worry about,’” she said.

Want to Keep Up With LIKE Us On Facebook!

At a hearing last Friday, Billingsley took the stand and admitted that he had sex with several other women since learning he had HIV; he told none of them of his status. The judge handed down a sentence of 15 years after his testimony.

SEE ALSO: Is Landing A Baller Really Winning?

“This defendant’s intentional non-disclosure to numerous sex partners was egregious, dangerous, willful and malicious,” said Assistant District Attorney Joshua Ross in a prepared statement. “He is truly a snake in the grass. His sentence brings some justice to his known victim and provides a measure of protection for so many others.”

As for the woman he infected, she says the grind of going to the doctor and taking medication is taking its toll on her. She hopes the cocktails she takes daily will fend off full-blown AIDS.  She warms other to protect themselves.

“Just be careful out there,” she said. “Don’t trust anybody. It’s not a game to play with. You don’t want to be in this situation.”

Ex-Youth Football Coach Infects Player’s Mom With HIV; Gets 15 Years was originally published on

Also On Black America Web:
Find Out What Your Fav Celebs Did On Instagram This Week (02/02-02/08)
10 photos

8 thoughts on “Ex-Youth Football Coach Infects Player’s Mom With HIV; Gets 15 Years

  1. I’m confused,isn’t some of this HER fault she should care more for herself and should have insisted on a condom or NO SEX, then you want to blame him totally! Yes, he’s at fault for not disclosing but she’s at fault also for not being smart enough to say NO! Protect yourself, he got 15 years, this is why people don’t disclose, because they end up in jail. We’ve got to get smarter about our bodies, don’t let ANYONE dictate what you should do with your body.

  2. I agree with Debbie, and Blackchild you need to listen when he said he didn’t have nothing I would have said ok but I still don’t want nothing so if you don’t cove up you will not get none ot this. Wake Up Women.

  3. Debbie on said:

    It is 2013, why are people stillhaving unprotected sex??? I don’t care who you are with, HIV/AIDS hit hard in the black community in the 1990’s, I wouldn’t dare!!!

  4. Blackchild on said:

    My question is…if the man was begging you to not use a condom, why would you go ahead and have unprotected sex??? That alone should have been a red flag. Why do so many women ignore these particular signs????

Add Your Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

&pubUrl=[PAGE_URL_ENCODED]&x=[WIDTH]&y=[HEIGHT]&vp_content=plembeddf3ixunshlvk&vp_template=3854" ]