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Newz Forum: FOOTBALL: Jamal Lewis' drug trial set for middle of season

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posted on Aug, 12 2004 @ 05:18 PM
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ATLANTA (AP) - Jamal Lewis' drug conspiracy trial is scheduled to begin on Nov. 1, the middle of the NFL season. The date, set Thursday by a federal court, comes between the eighth and ninth weeks of the season, meaning that if the trial goes on as scheduled, Lewis could miss a number of games. The Ravens are at Philadelphia on Oct. 31, then play host to Cleveland in a night game the following Sunday.
 

Lewis and Angelo Jackson, a childhood friend, are charged with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute coc aine and using a cell phone in violation of federal law. Jackson is additionally charged with attempted coc aine possession.

Last season, Lewis became the fifth player in NFL history to rush for more than 2,000 yards. His 2,066 yards fell short of Eric Dickerson's record of 2,105 yards in the final game.

A college star at Tennessee, Lewis was the fifth pick overall in the 2000 draft, and signed a six-year, $35.3 million contract with the Ravens that summer. The alleged conspiracy happened around the same time, but Lewis was not charged until February of this year.

Charges against Jackson resulting from an arrest in 2000 arrest were later dismissed. The government has said it wanted to protect its ongoing investigation and that's why it waited to bring the current charges.




posted on Aug, 12 2004 @ 05:40 PM
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Why would he miss any games? The courts aren't open for busines on Sumdays, he11, even Kobe made it during the same day!?


Ben

posted on Aug, 13 2004 @ 10:49 AM
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I think he would miss games because the trail and getting prepared for the trial could miss practices and such. And i remember that in the beginning of the training camp coach B, stated that he would have to take time off because he cant miss practices and play in the games.



posted on Aug, 13 2004 @ 06:00 PM
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Ah, I didn't realize there was a hard and fast rule on that team. That makes sense now.


Ben

posted on Aug, 14 2004 @ 02:01 PM
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It does make sense, Kobe has it lucky with his team. Its the way to do things in my veiw.



posted on Aug, 17 2004 @ 07:49 PM
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I was just reading on CNN, he's also now facing another drug related charge...

my opinion is that if he's facing charges he shouldn't even be allowed to attend practice, much less play in games...

this goes for anyone involved with drugs who's in sports...


Ben

posted on Aug, 18 2004 @ 08:21 AM
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i agree with you, if you are facing these kindof chargers you shouldnt be able to practice let alone play in a game.



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