Posts Tagged Legal proceedings

Pitcher arraigned on sexual assault charges

Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed addresses the media, Thursday, July 31, 2014 in Detroit. Reed, 28, was charged with sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown hotel last spring after they met at a bar in the suburbs. Reed plays for the Triple-A-Toledo Mud Hens but was with the Tigers when the alleged assault occurred on March 30, the eve of Opening Day. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT (AP) — Minor league pitcher Evan Reed says he passed a polygraph test earlier this year after he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a downtown Detroit hotel.

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Man sues soccer star Ronaldo over trademark

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has sued Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo over the phrase “CR7″ — the shorthand fans use to refer to the Real (ray-AHL’) Madrid forward but which Christopher Renzi says he trademarked.

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State senator pleads not guilty to racketeering

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California state senator previously charged with bribery has pleaded not guilty to a new charge of racketeering.

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Man sues Shaquille O’Neal over selfie mockery

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man who has a rare genetic disorder that affects his facial features is suing former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal and two others for mocking a selfie he posted online.

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Man charged with killing referee faces key hearing

Defendant Bassel Saad sobs during a probable-cause hearing Wednesday afternoon, July 30, 2014, in Livonia, Mich. Saad is charged with second-degree murder in the death of soccer referee John Bieniewicz. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Todd McInturf)

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A soccer referee who was fatally punched by a player during a recreational game in suburban Detroit did not expect the attack, one of the player’s teammates testified Wednesday.

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