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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

Sept. 28--BRIAN BLADES, Seattle Seahawk football player, charged with manslaughter in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in the fatal shooting of his cousin, Charles Blades. Resolution: Filed a written plea of not guilty on Sept. 28. Trial pending.

OCTOBER

Oct. 2--JOHN WALKER Jr., research assistant for NFL Players Assn., charged with embezzling more than $70,000 from the union. Resolution: Sentenced to five months in prison.

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Oct. 2--BRIAN BETHEL, DERRICK CARTER, SAM CARTER, IKE JOHNSON, THOMAS WASHINGTON, Idaho State football players, involved in consensual sex incident with 14-year-old girls between February and April, 1995, in Pocatello, Idaho. Resolution: All five pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery. All but Bethel received a year's probation, a $350 fine and 10 days community service after statutory rape charges against them were reduced to misdemeanor battery when the girls refused to testify. Bethel received a withheld judgment, meaning if he completes probation the conviction will be erased from his record.

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Oct. 4--SCOTT DREISBACH, Michigan football player, was ticketed May 25 in Ann Arbor, Mich., for purchasing alcohol with fraudulent identification. Resolution: Entered no-contest plea Oct. 4 and signed a deferred sentence contract, resulting in dismissal of case.

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Oct. 5--ROBERT BENNETT, Illinois basketball player, charged on Oct. 5 in Champaign, Ill., with domestic battery and criminal damage to property after officers responded to a call at his ex-girlfriend's home. Resolution: Court date Jan. 29.

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Oct. 8--ROY LASSITER, soccer player for U.S. national team, faced charges for his involvement in two Raleigh, N.C., burglaries in 1992. Resolution: Sentenced to 30 days in jail, a 10-year suspended prison term, 200 hours of community service, $1,600 fine and $500 restitution.

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Oct. 9--DUAN EVERETT, MIKE HARRISON, RICKY BELL, JAMES WALKER, LAMONT McCAULEY, North Carolina State football players, were charged with misdemeanor breaking and entering and assault after breaking down the front door of a Wolfpack basketball player's apartment in Raleigh. Resolution: Everett, Harrison, Bell and Walker pleaded guilty to simple assault and trespassing and were given a 45-day suspended sentence and one year of supervised probation. They also must pay $190 in restitution and serve 100 hours of community service. Charges against McCauley were dropped.

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Oct. 10--GERALD PERRY, Oakland Raider football player, pleaded no contest in Los Angeles on March 24 to one count of discharging a firearm in a grossly negligent manner. Resolution: Sentenced to three years' probation.

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Oct. 10--JONATHAN BEAUREGARD, Cal State Northridge football player, faced attempted murder charges. Resolution: A San Bernardino Superior Court jury was unable to reach a verdict. A retrial is scheduled to begin Jan. 18.

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Oct. 12--GERALD YOUNG, St. Louis Cardinal baseball player, was charged Jan. 25 with cocaine possession when police found a crack pipe with cocaine residue in the vehicle he was occupying in Houston. Resolution: Pleaded guilty to a lesser offense, $1,000 fine and four days in jail.

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Oct. 13--BRYAN GUILLORY, NORMAN JOHNSON, TONE JONES, CHRIS LEWIS, TIM MCNEAL, CALVIN MENEPHEE, ANDRE RICHARDSON, Oklahoma State football players, faced misdemeanor breach-of-peace charges after a fight at a dance at the student union in Stillwater. Resolution: Charges dropped.

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Oct. 14--KENNETH BOZEMAN, Miami of Ohio basketball player, arrested on a private complaint of rape after another student accused him of raping her in his dormitory on Oct. 14 and university police investigated the woman's allegations and did not file charges. Resolution: A grand jury refused to indict him Dec. 20.

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Oct. 15--FERNANDO CAICEDO, Colombian professional boxer, charged with possessing almost $150,000 in counterfeit U.S. currency after being arrested in Miami Oct. 15. Resolution: Pleaded not guilty Oct. 26. Trial pending.

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Oct. 16--JOHNNY TAPIA, professional boxer, faced charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, battery and evading a police officer stemming from a June 7 altercation with his wife, Teresa, in Albuquerque, N.M. Resolution: Pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly weapon; whether he spends any time in jail depends on his progress in a drug-treatment program.

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Oct. 17--JAY JOSEPH QUINTIN, professional snowboarder, was arrested after police found 54 marijuana plants inside his Huntington Beach apartment. Resolution: Pending.

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Oct. 18--LOUIS AMIANO, THOMAS DALY, JASON REISER, NICK VILLANI, Rowan College football players, charged with aggravated assault in connection with an October fight in Glassboro, N.J., in which two fellow students were beaten outside a bar. Resolution: Grand jury investigation pending.

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Oct. 23--JAMES DARLING, Washington State football player, arrested for investigation of drunk driving after a one-car accident in Pullman, Wash., on Oct. 23. Resolution: Received a drunk-driving citation.

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