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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

May 3--DENNIS ERICKSON, Seattle Seahawk football coach, arrested for drunk driving in Everett, Wash., on April 15. Resolution: Deferred prosecution to enter two-year alcohol-treatment program. If he successfully completes the program, prosecutors will drop the charges.

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May 5--WELDON ENGLISH, CALVIN ROBINSON, ERIC YARBROUGH, Southern Methodist football players, indicted by a grand jury on charges of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at a Denton, Texas, motel in December. Resolution: Trial date yet to be set, expected in January or February.

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May 6--BOB FERGUSON, Denver Bronco director of football operations, faced charges of drunk and careless driving in Denver after his arrest May 6. Resolution: Trial date Jan. 3.

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May 9--VINCE WORKMAN, Tampa Bay Buccaneer football player, charged with drunk driving and speeding in Columbus, Ohio, on May 7. Resolution: Missed last scheduled court date of Nov. 27. Warrant issued for his arrest.

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May 15--BOB PROBERT, Chicago Blackhawk hockey player, faced resisting-arrest charges when police investigated a report that a male bouncer had been assaulted at a Dallas bar. Resolution: Pleaded no contest. Sentenced to deferred adjudication, which means his record will be expunged if he successfully completes probation.

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May 17--JEFF SAUER, Southwest Missouri State baseball player, arrested in Springfield, Mo., on suspicion of promoting gambling. Resolution: Pending investigation. Has not been charged.

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May 18--DWAYNE MORGAN, ANTHONY PEREZ, ARNEZ DAVIS, Clemson football players, arrested in Clemson, S.C., on felony charges of common law robbery. Resolution: Admitted on April 5 that they robbed a student of $7. Accepted into a pretrial intervention program after the victim agreed not to pursue the charges in court.

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May 18--RANDY RUTHERFORD, Oklahoma State basketball player, accused of threatening to blow up a Stillwater, Okla., city block May 11 after he became upset that his electricity had been disconnected. Resolution: Pleaded guilty, was fined $100.

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May 20--TORAINO SINGLETON, Texas El Paso football player, was indicted on two counts of aggravated assault, stemming from a fight on May 20 during which he allegedly broke one man's nose and another's jaw in El Paso. Resolution: Trial set for February.

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May 20--ERIC CLAIR, Penn State football player, was charged with drunk driving after he was stopped while driving on the wrong side of a road in Middletown, Pa., on May 20. Resolution: Completed community service.

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May 22--EARL NELSON, minor league baseball player with Durham Bulls, charged in Durham with misdemeanor assault against Glen Cullop of the Winston-Salem Warthogs, whose jaw was broken in a melee between the teams. Resolution: No arrest unless Nelson returns to North Carolina.

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May 22--HARVEY WILLIAMS, Oakland Raider football player, charged with felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor battery after an alleged confrontation with his ex-wife in Overland Park, Kan., in February. Resolution: Given one-year probation, ordered to attend anger-control counseling.

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May 24--TIM "DOC" ANDERSON, professional boxer, was indicted by a grand jury on a first-degree murder charge on May 24 in the shooting death of promoter Rick Parker. Anderson told medical personnel that he shot Parker in a Lake Buena Vista (Fla.) hotel on April 28. Resolution: Trial date is Jan. 29.

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May 25--JIMMY BLACK, Notre Dame assistant basketball coach, faced domestic abuse charge stemming from a Dec. 13 fight during which Black allegedly struck his fiancee on the leg. Resolution: Resigned his job and entered a pretrial diversion program.

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May 26--DEION SANDERS, then-Cincinnati Red baseball player, charged with driving without a license, resisting arrest, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to comply with an officer's order in Aug. 8, 1994 incident at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. Resolution: Acquitted of all charges.

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May 26--ALLEN PITTS, Canadian Football League player, charged with criminal possession of dangerous drugs in Sweetgrass, Mont., for carrying 25 containers of steroids. Resolution: Paid a $500 fine.

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May 27--SERGIO REYES, professional boxer, was arrested May 27 on suspicion of assault with bodily injury after witnesses reported he assaulted a woman in Fort Worth. Reyes also had been arrested May 12, after the same woman reported he beat and terrorized her for several hours. Resolution: Pleaded guilty. Received deferred adjudication, paid $131 in court costs, ordered into anger-control counseling.

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May 27--BO KIMBLE, pro basketball player, arrested for drunk driving in Malibu. Resolution: Pleaded guilty to reckless driving and fined $385 with 24 months' summary probation.

JUNE

June 2--DAMON BUFORD, Baltimore Oriole baseball player, was arrested in Baltimore for trying to solicit sex in front of a roadside hotel. Resolution: Fined $150, one days' unsupervised probation on Oct. 16.

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