Trials

FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, Christian Dawkins arrives at federal court in New York. A jury began deliberating on Monday, May 6, 2019, at the trial of Dawkins, a business manager, and youth basketball coach Merl Code, both accused of secretly bribing assistant college basketball coaches. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 01, 2019 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former aspiring business manager for NBA players took the witness stand at a college basketball bribery trial Wednesday to deny charges that he paid off coaches at major programs to get their help in landing clients with potential for lucrative pro contracts. "I never paid a coach...
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This file photo provided by the Dallas County Sheriff's Office shows Thomas Johnson. The former Texas A&M football player is being tried for the killing of a jogger police say was hacked to death with a machete in 2015. Johnson's murder trial began Monday, April 29, 2019, after years of litigation over whether the 25-year old former wide receiver is mentally competent to be tried for the killing of David Stevens. (Dallas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
April 29, 2019 - 3:30 pm
DALLAS (AP) — David Stevens was out for his usual morning run in October of 2015 when he passed under a bridge on a Dallas jogging path. There, prosecutors say, he was accosted and hacked to death by a former Texas A&M football player wielding a machete. That player, Thomas Johnson, went on...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file photo, Duke forward Zion Williamson warms up before the start of an NCAA men's East Regional final college basketball game against Michigan State, in Washington. The player widely projected to be the NBA draft’s top overall pick came up at a college basketball corruption trial as jurors heard a recording of a Clemson coach who seemed eager for help recruiting him. The charismatic Zion Williamson played one year at Duke before entering the draft scheduled for June. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 25, 2019 - 5:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The player widely projected to be the NBA draft's top overall pick came up at a college basketball corruption trial Thursday as jurors heard a recording of a Clemson coach who seemed eager for help from an aspiring agent. The charismatic Zion Williamson played one year at Duke...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2017, file photo, former Penn State President Graham Spanier departs after his sentencing hearing at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa. A federal judge will consider ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier's argument that his conviction should be thrown out, a week before he's due to report to jail. The hearing Thursday, April 25, 2019, concerns Spanier's argument he was wrongly convicted in Pennsylvania state court for mishandling a 2001 complaint about Jerry Sandusky under a version of the law that wasn't in place at that time. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 25, 2019 - 1:23 pm
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State President Graham Spanier asked a federal magistrate judge Thursday to overturn his child endangerment conviction with less than a week left before he is scheduled to start serving a two-month sentence. Spanier's lawyers argued his conviction under a 2007 law...
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April 24, 2019 - 6:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A key prosecution witness at a trial highlighting corruption in college basketball testified for a second day Wednesday about money he paid to college football players to secure them as clients as he described how vulnerable young athletes become prey for vulture-like agents and...
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April 22, 2019 - 6:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A jury was selected Monday to hear evidence in the trial of an aspiring agent and a former amateur coach charged with bribing big-school coaches to boost their business prospects with amateur basketball players. Opening statements by lawyers were scheduled to occur Tuesday morning...
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April 19, 2019 - 11:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Arizona coach Sean Miller and LSU coach Will Wade will not be required to testify in next week's federal basketball corruption trial. U.S. District Court judge Edgardo Ramos ruled Friday that Miller and Wade were not relevant to the bribery trial that starts Monday. The two coaches...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2012, file photo, New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith appears before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. In a ruling Wednesday, March 27, 2019, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction of Cardell Hayes in the April 2016 killing of Will Smith. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
March 27, 2019 - 6:04 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by the man convicted of killing former Saints football star Will Smith during a traffic altercation, rejecting claims that Cardell Hayes acted in self-defense. Hayes is serving a 25-year sentence for manslaughter in the shooting death of...
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File-This Jan. 27, 2019, file photo shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft addressing the crowd during an NFL football Super Bowl send-off rally for the team, in Foxborough, Mass. Kraft now says he wants his misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution charge tried by a jury, not a judge. Kraft’s attorneys filed a court notice Tuesday, March 26, 2019, also waiving his arraignment, which had been scheduled for Thursday. His lawyer’s also reiterated his not guilty plea, which he made last month. Kraft and 24 other men were charged in Palm Beach County as part of a multicounty crackdown on massage parlor prostitution. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
March 26, 2019 - 4:58 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft now says he wants his misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution charge tried by a jury, not a judge. Kraft's attorneys filed a court notice Tuesday also waiving his arraignment, which had been scheduled for Thursday. His lawyers...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2008, file photo, former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Mitch Williams throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the start of Game 1 of the National League division baseball series between the Phillies and the Milwaukee Brewers in Philadelphia. A New Jersey appeals court has upheld a $1.5 million jury award to Williams over his firing by the MLB Network. An MLB Network spokesman says the network is reviewing the ruling and assessing its option. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
March 14, 2019 - 4:40 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court on Thursday upheld a $1.5 million jury award to former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Mitch Williams stemming from his firing by the MLB Network in 2014 over his alleged conduct at a youth baseball tournament. The former closer, nicknamed "Wild Thing"...
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