Posts Tagged Legal proceedings

Aaron Hernandez to be in court on witness intimidation case

Sporting a new neck tattoo former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez sits at the defense table during his arraignment on a charge of trying to silence a witness in a double murder case against him by shooting the man in the face at Suffolk Superior Court, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Boston. Hernandez was convicted last month in the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool)

BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez, sporting a new neck tattoo while making his first court appearance since being sentenced to life in prison for murder, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a charge he tried to silence a witness in a separate double murder case by shooting him in the face.

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Former players: NFL teams ‘conspired’ to push painkillers

BALTIMORE (AP) — Hundreds of former players have filed a lawsuit claiming all 32 NFL teams, their doctors, trainers and medical staffs obtained and provided painkillers to players — often illegally — as part of a decades-long conspiracy to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health.

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Owner of American Pharoah named in gambling debt lawsuit

In this May 16, 2015 file photo, American Pharoah owner Ahmed Zayat, left, and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan hold the Woodlawn Vase after American Pharoah with Victor Espinoza aboard won the 140th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course,  in Baltimore. Zayat is fighting a lawsuit that accuses him of owing $1.65 million to a man who says he fronted him money for gambling bets placed at offshore casinos. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Ahmed Zayat, owner of Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah, asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses him of owing $1.65 million to a man who says he fronted Zayat money for gambling bets placed at offshore casinos.

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Judge dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice

In this May 1, 2014, file photo, Ray Rice holds hands with his wife Janay Palmer as they arrive at Atlantic County Criminal Courthouse in Mays Landing, N..J. A judge in New Jersey has dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice, who was captured by a surveillance camera knocking his then-fiancee unconscious in a hotel elevator. Judge Michael Donio dismissed the charges Thursday, May 21, 2015,  after the Atlantic County prosecutor told him the former Baltimore Ravens running back had completed the terms of his pretrial intervention.(AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A judge in New Jersey has dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice, who was captured by a surveillance camera knocking his then-fiancee unconscious in a hotel elevator.

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Sentencing set for former minor leaguer in child sex case

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A former high school baseball coach faces sentencing in Frederick for sexually abusing the teenage son of a host family during his minor league baseball career.

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