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CRIME & SPORTS '95 / Special Report : Running the Gamut : A heavyweight boxer was released from prison, a starting Ram cornerback went in and the former King owner waited to follow him. A star running back pleaded no contest to assaulting his former girlfriend and a college football coach lost his job after a drunken outburst at a restaurant, proving that for them, crime doesn't play.

December 27, 1995

Sports figures were involved in 252 nationally reported police incidents, court appearances or other developments in 1995, for alleged offenses that ranged in gravity from shoplifting to murder, a Times study found.

Items--involving current professional or college athletes, team employees or administrators-- are listed by date of resolution unless otherwise indicated.

JANUARY

Jan. 1--SHELDON KENNEDY, Winnipeg Jet player, charged with possession of marijuana. Resolution: Charges dropped.

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Jan. 13--RICHIE PARKER, Manhattan Center High basketball player, accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl on Jan. 4, 1994. Resolution: He was given five years' probation, apologized to the victim and offered her a portion of any future professional basketball earnings. Note: Parker is included in survey because of the furor his case caused. He repeatedly tried to land major college scholarships but was denied because of the outcry his recruitment caused on campuses. For example, George Washington withdrew its scholarship offer on June 29.

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Jan. 19--SAMMY SOSA, Chicago Cub baseball player, arrested in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on assault charges Jan. 19, accused of beating up a man at the entrance to a disco. Resolution: Never charged.

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Jan. 19--ALBERT LOPEZ, Cleveland Indian baseball player, arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault in a Jan. 6 attack on a man who allegedly threw a glass at Lopez, cutting his face, in Mesa, Ariz. Resolution: No complaint filed.

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Jan. 20--DAVID ENGLAND, DEAN WEBER, trainer, athletic training director at Arkansas, accused in Fayetteville, Ark., of keeping poor records of pain-killing drugs. Resolution: Pleaded guilty. Both sentenced to two years' probation.

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Jan. 24--JAYSON WILLIAMS, New Jersey Net basketball player, charged with possession of a concealed dangerous weapon and reckless endangerment after firing a handgun at a hubcap on an empty truck in a lot at Brendan Byrne Arena. Resolution: Spent the off-season talking to high school students about the dangers of guns in trial diversion program.

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Jan. 25--JASON JENKINS, Nebraska football player, charged with third-degree assault in July 30, 1993 incident. Resolution: Two years' probation with last 60 days spent in jail and fined $24,000.

FEBRUARY

Feb. 1--WILLIE BEAMON, New York Giant football player, was arrested Feb. 1 on charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, obstruction of the administration of law and reckless driving in Clifton, N.J. Resolution: Charge reduced to disorderly-person offense.

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Feb. 3--LAMAR SMITH, Seattle Seahawk football player, faces vehicular assault charges for his role in allegedly driving car involved in an accident in Kirkland, Wash., that left teammate Mike Frier paralyzed from the neck down. Resolution: Trial scheduled for early January.

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Feb. 4--VINCE EMBRY, Mississippi State basketball player, was arrested Feb. 4 in Starkville, Miss., on charges of speeding, possession of an open container and possession of marijuana, all misdemeanors. Resolution: Marijuana charge dropped, paid $81.50 in fines and court costs for other violations.

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Feb. 10--MICHAEL CARBAJAL, professional boxer, accused of recklessly shooting a gun outside a party in Phoenix. Resolution: Pleaded guilty, ordered to do 300 hours' community service and put on two years' probation.

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Feb. 16--JEFF ACUNA, ANDRE DOUGLAS, BENJI KABER, Southern Colorado baseball players, arrested on assault charges in Pueblo, Colo. Resolution: All pleaded guilty, given six months' probation and 40 hours' community service. Acuna given 20 more hours because he did not complete his community service on time.

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Feb. 22--ALI EVANS, JAMES CAGE, SHAHEED EVANS, Washington State football players, charged with obstructing a police officer in a campus brawl Feb. 22 in Pullman, Wash. Resolution: A warrant has been issued for Ali Evans' arrest after his failure to appear in Whitman County court on Nov. 3. Cage pleaded guilty on June 14 and was fined $200 and given six months' probation. Charges against Shaheed Evans were dismissed.

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Feb. 25--DUANE CAUSWELL, Sacramento King basketball player, charged with inflicting corporal injury, battery, false imprisonment, assault and damaging a telephone in a spousal abuse incident in Auburn, Calif. Resolution: Charges suspended to permit Causwell to enter a domestic violence diversion program.

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Feb. 26--RICHARD MANDEVILLE, Indiana University basketball player, arrested for illegal consumption of alcohol after police responded to a reported disturbance at a Bloomington (Ind.) apartment complex. Resolution: Fined $245.

MARCH

March. 1--PATRICK HAPE, MATT PARKER, Alabama football players, involved in drunk driving incident. Hape was arrested on drunk driving charges. Parker, a passenger in Hape's car, was charged with interfering with a police officer. Resolution: Hape was granted youthful offender status, records sealed. Charges against Parker were dropped.

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