February 23, 1996 |
A jury in Richmond, Texas, acquitted Minnesota Viking quarterback Warren Moon of spousal assault on Thursday. The panel of four women and two men deliberated only 27 minutes before returning its verdict in the case, which had been pursued over the objections of Moon's wife, Felicia. Under a new Texas law, she was compelled to testify against her husband. As the judge polled jurors to ensure that their decision was unanimous, Felicia Moon mouthed, "Thank you," then embraced her husband.