Law & Order SVU “Spiraling Down” Air Date December 7, 2011 (10 PM ET/9C Wednesday NBC)
WHEN A LEGENDARY FOOTBALL STAR (GUEST STAR TREAT WILLIAMS) IS ARRESTED ON PROSTITUTION CHARGES, ATTORNEY BAYARD ELLIS (GUEST STAR ANDRE BRAUGHER) CENTERS THE DEFENSE ON HIS CLIENT’S MENTAL STATE, CAUSING A MEDIA FIRESTORM. SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY JERRY RICE AND WARREN SAPP.
A military colleague (guest star Dominic Fumusa) of Detective Amaro’s (Danny Pino) wife reports his 14-year-old daughter missing. The detectives find the girl (guest star Kay Panabaker) working as a prostitute under a possessive pimp (guest star Jon Michael Hill). They quickly set up a sting operation to entrap Johns on rape charges with a minor, and arrest aging pro quarterback Jake Stanton (guest star Williams.) Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and ADA Cabot (Stephanie March) seek to make an example out of the football legend, but the case is thrown into chaos with the return of defense attorney Bayard Ellis (guest star Braugher), who questions Stanton’s mental capacity after years of injuries on the field. Also starring Ice-T (Detective Odafin Tutuola), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen) and Kelli Giddish (Detective Amanda Rollins). Beth Chamberlin and Laura Benanti also guest star.
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