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Packers' Chmura Charged With Sexual Assault

May 16, 2000|From Staff and Wire Reports

Tight end Mark Chmura of the Green Bay Packers has been charged with sexual assault in Waukesha, Wis.

His 17-year-old baby-sitter earlier said he had sex with her at a party after a high school prom. Chmura was also charged with failing to prevent underage drinking.

The baby-sitter told police that Chmura, 31, had sexual intercourse with her in a bathroom. "He is four times my size. What could I do?" the girl said, according to the complaint.

Robert Gessert, 43, the host of the party, was also charged with sexual assault.

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Penn State quarterback Rashard Casey and a high school teammate, Desmond Miller, beat an off-duty police officer until he was unconscious because the white officer was at a bar with a black woman, police in Hoboken, N.J., said.

Casey and Miller, from Hoboken, are black. Both entered not guilty pleas.

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Former Indianapolis Colt and Ohio State quarterback Art Schlichter, whose gambling problems landed him in prison, is facing more charges in two states. Federal authorities in Indianapolis charged Schlichter with money laundering in connection with a scheme to sell tickets to sporting events, and police in Grove City, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus, charged Schlichter, 40, with using someone else's credit card to try to obtain cash, a fifth-degree felony.

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A party at a hotel in Wheeling, W.Va., thrown by Dallas Cowboy receiver Joey Galloway, ended in a fight involving more than 100 people, police said. No arrests have been made, but the fight is still under investigation. Galloway threw the party to celebrate the contract he signed with the Cowboys.

Miscellany

Mike Tyson, seeking to fight Lou Savarese on June 24 in Scotland, has applied for a visa to return to Great Britain. On Jan. 29, he knocked out Julius Francis at Manchester, England. He was allowed to enter the country despite an immigration law that bars anyone who has served a prison sentence of a year or more. Also, Frank Warren, the promoter who handled Tyson's fight at Manchester, was cleared of avoiding $1.8 million in taxes. The decision by the jury ended a five-week trial in London. Warren's former business partner, Christopher Roberts, was found guilty of tax charges and is awaiting sentence. . . . No. 10-seeded Jennifer Capriati lost 6-3, 7-5 to Anne-Gaelle Sidor of France in the first round of the women's Italian Open in Rome. Also losing were No. 14 Nathalie Dechy of France, beaten 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 by Jelena Dokic of Australia, and No. 16 Silviya Talaja of Croatia, beaten by Fabiola Zuluaga of Colombia 6-2, 6-3. . . . . . . The FBI met with Tennessee English professor Linda Bensel-Meyers, who has raised allegations of academic fraud involving the school's athletes. Bensel-Meyers claimed her office was broken into, her phone tapped and that she has been threatened since she alleged that football players received improper academic help. . . . Kansas basketball recruit DeShawn Stevenson, from Washington Union High near Fresno, said he will make himself available for the NBA draft. . . . The Utah Starzz's Jennifer Azzi broke a bone in her right hand during a WNBA exhibition loss Sunday to Portland. Azzi hopes to return by midseason. . . . Two-time Olympic figure skating silver medalist and three-time world champion Elvis Stojko said he will forego turning professional to remain eligible for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

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