Legal proceedings

October 19, 2018 - 7:26 pm
VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Famed former jockey Patrick Valenzuela has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence for slapping his girlfriend at a Southern California restaurant. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the seven-time Breeders Cup winner entered the plea earlier this week, was fined...
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October 19, 2018 - 4:18 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio State University football player has been acquitted of rape charges. The Columbus Dispatch reports 25-year-old Bri'onte Dunn wept after the jury verdict was read Friday in a Columbus courtroom. He faced two counts of rape after a woman alleged Dunn forced her to...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008 file photo, President of the Kenyan National Olympic Committee and International Olympic Committee executive member, Kipchoge Keino, right, delivers a speech near the town of Eldoret, Kenya. Running great Kip Keino has handed himself over to police and is under arrest following allegations he and six other Kenyan sports and government officials embezzled and misappropriated more than $545,000 set aside for their team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Keino, former sports minister Hassan Wario and two other former sports ministry officials surrendered to police Thursday and are due in court Friday to plead to charges of corruption and abuse of office. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File )
October 19, 2018 - 4:16 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kip Keino's reputation has been damaged unfairly in the Kenyan Olympic corruption scandal, his lawyer said Friday as he pushes for charges against the running great to be dropped. Lawyer Cecil Miller said he "very much" believes that the charges will be dropped and Keino will...
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FILE - This Sept. 1, 2008 file photo shows former Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen in Des Moines, Iowa. Stephen, a prominent youth basketball coach in Iowa, pleaded guilty Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, to sexually exploiting minors and possessing and transporting child pornography. (Michael Zamora/The Des Moines Register via AP, File)
October 19, 2018 - 3:28 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A prominent Iowa youth basketball coach faces potentially decades in prison after admitting to a yearslong pattern of sexually exploiting and abusing at least 400 boys, including former players, their friends and other young athletes. Greg Stephen, 42, posed as girls on...
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This undated photo released by the Detroit Police Department shows Jaylon Kerley, who was fired from his job as a food vendor at the Detroit Tigers' baseball stadium after video surfaced showing him spitting on a pizza. Karley has pleaded guilty Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, according to court records, to one felony count and one misdemeanor count of food law violations. The felony is punishable by up to four years behind bars. (Detroit Police Department via AP)
October 19, 2018 - 11:10 am
DETROIT (AP) — A young man who was fired from his job as a food vendor at the Detroit Tigers' home stadium after video surfaced showing him spitting on a pizza has pleaded guilty in the case. Court records show Jaylon Kerley entered the plea Wednesday to one felony count and one misdemeanor count...
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Former Adidas executive James Gatto arrives at federal court, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in New York. Gatto and two co-defendants have pleaded not guilty to charges that they committed fraud by plying families of NCAA college basketball prospects with cash so the prospects would attend colleges sponsored by Adidas. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
October 18, 2018 - 7:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a longtime Adidas employee urged jurors Thursday to use common sense and evidence to conclude college basketball coaches like Bill Self at Kansas and Rick Pitino at Louisville knew shoe companies were paying money to families of elite athletes to steer them to their...
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October 18, 2018 - 7:01 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah mother said in a lawsuit Thursday that school officials brushed aside an alleged sexual assault of her son by his football teammates as "boys being boys" and hazing that went too far. The woman said her 14-year-old son was pinned down by two teammates while a third...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar, former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation's top gymnasts, appears in Eaton County Court in Charlotte, Mich. In a statement late Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, the Walker County district attorney's office in Huntsville, Texas, said that former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny has been arrested after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Penny now awaits extradition to Texas. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
October 18, 2018 - 1:53 pm
The Texas indictment of former USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny for allegedly tampering with evidence is the latest fallout from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Numerous other people have been criminally charged, fired or forced out of their...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 5, 2017 file photo, Incumbent head of Kenya's National Olympic Committee Kipchoge 'Kip' Keino, attends a meeting on the day committee elections were supposed to take place in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya's director of public prosecutions said on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 that distance-running great Keino and six other former officials will be charged with corruption relating to the alleged misappropriation of more than $545,000 that was meant to help fund the country's team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Keino, a trailblazer for Kenyan runners and a gold medalist at the 1968 Olympics, was head of the national Olympic committee until last year. (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim, File)
October 18, 2018 - 11:48 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Running great Kip Keino handed himself over to police in Kenya on Thursday and is under arrest, set to face charges of corruption and abuse of office that threaten the reputation of one of track and field's most revered figures. The 78-year-old Keino, former Kenyan sports...
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October 18, 2018 - 11:20 am
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The father of former pro-football star Michael Vick has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for his role in a drug ring. News outlets report 56-year-old Michael Dwayne Boddie was sentenced Wednesday, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin in...
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