Celebrity legal affairs

Thorbjorn Olesen, of Denmark, lines up a putt on the sixth green during the second round of the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, Friday, July 26, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
August 01, 2019 - 12:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — Police arrested Ryder Cup player Thorbjorn Olesen on suspicion of sexually assaulting a female passenger while she was asleep on a flight to London, intoxication and failing to comply with the orders from the airline crew, British newspapers reported Thursday. The Sun and The...
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In this May 19, 2017, photo provided by ESPN, Ryan Leaf is shown on the set of NFL Live in Bristol, Conn. Leaf's personal life spiraled out of control after his pro career and his addiction to painkillers led him to spend 32 months in prison after an arrest in 2012. His dramatic turnaround began with a challenge from his prison cellmate who had served in Afghanistan and Iraq. (Melissa Rawlin /ESPN Images via AP)
August 01, 2019 - 12:04 pm
Ryan Leaf spent most of his time in prison alone and angry until a military veteran persuaded the former No. 2 overall NFL draft pick to stop self-loathing long enough to help fellow inmates learn to read. Now the once-star college quarterback who is widely considered the biggest bust in league...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2014, file photo, former NFL safety Darren Sharper appears in Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles. Disgraced NFL star Darren Sharper’s attempt to get out of a 2016 plea deal and the resulting 18-year prison sentence in a sexual assault case has been rejected by a federal judge. Attorneys for Sharper argued in a motion filed last year that he was not adequately advised by his previous lawyers on the consequences of his 2016 guilty plea, which arose from allegations that Sharper drugged and sexually assaulted as many as 16 women in four states. (Bob Chamberlin/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File)
August 01, 2019 - 8:28 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Disgraced NFL star Darren Sharper's attempt to get out of a 2016 plea deal and 18-year prison sentence in a sexual assault case has been rejected by a federal judge. Attorneys for Sharper argued in a motion filed last year that he was not adequately advised by his previous...
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July 30, 2019 - 10:43 am
LONDON (AP) — An Egyptian tennis player whose brother was banned from the sport for life for match-fixing has been suspended from tennis for alleged integrity violations. The Tennis Integrity Unit announced Tuesday that 21-year-old Youssef Hossam has been provisionally suspended while its...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2019 file photo, Brazil's soccer player Neymar speaks to the press as he leaves a police station where he answered questions about rape allegations against him in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Brazilian police said on Monday, July 29, 2019 they have finished the investigation of the rape accusation against soccer star Neymar but its conclusion will only be made public on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
July 30, 2019 - 9:04 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police said Tuesday they have decided there are no grounds to bring rape charges against soccer star Neymar. And they're investigating whether his accuser filed a false report. "We checked all the possibilities. I did not see enough elements to indict," Sao Paulo police...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2019, file photo, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo smiles when he arrives to a training session at the Bessa stadium in Porto, Portugal. Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo won’t face criminal charges after a woman accused him of raping her at a Las Vegas Strip resort in 2009. Prosecutor Steve Wolfson said in a statement Monday, July 22, 2019, that after reviewing a new police investigation, he determined that sexual assault claims can’t be proven beyond a reasonable doubt and no charge will be filed. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
July 22, 2019 - 3:08 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo won't face criminal charges after a woman accused the soccer star of raping her in his suite at a Las Vegas resort more than 10 years ago, a top prosecutor said Monday. A new investigation by Las Vegas police failed to show that Kathryn Mayorga's claim could be...
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In this photo taken Friday June, 28, 2019, a Wimbledon 2019 tennis ball is weighed at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) lab in Roehampton, near Wimbledon south west London. Based for about 20 years in a three-room area on what used to be a pair of squash courts in Roehampton, the ITF tech lab is filled with more than $1 million worth of machines that help make sure rules are followed and parameters are met. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
July 11, 2019 - 7:52 am
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Roger Federer isn't entirely sure whether it's the grass courts themselves or the tennis balls or what, exactly, but he does know this: Something feels slower about the way Wimbledon is playing nowadays. Federer's semifinal opponent Friday, Rafael Nadal, disagrees, saying...
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This photo provided by the Coppell Police Department shows Josh Brent. The former Dallas Cowboys player is being held on charges that include assaulting a public servant after authorities say officers found him intoxicated outside a Dallas-area fast food restaurant. Coppell police Sgt. Sammy Lujan says officers responded Sunday, June 30, 2019, after a caller expressed concern about a man talking to himself. Lujan says the 31-year-old Brent was intoxicated and resisted as officers attempted to place him in handcuffs. He was taken into custody after officers shot him using a stun gun.(Coppell Police Department via AP)
July 04, 2019 - 1:58 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A former Dallas Cowboys player previously convicted in a drunken driving crash that killed a teammate is now wanted for violating his probation. The Dallas County Sheriff's office says a warrant was issued for the arrest of Josh Brent after the former defensive lineman was charged...
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Philadelphia Phillies baseball player Odubel Herrera leaves a courtroom with his girlfriend, Melany Martinez-Angulo, after a hearing on a domestic violence case in Atlantic City, N.J., Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Domestic assault charges against Herrera were dismissed Wednesday after his girlfriend declined to press charges. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)
July 03, 2019 - 2:13 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Domestic assault charges against Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera were dismissed Wednesday after his girlfriend declined to press charges. Herrera must complete counseling within 60 days as a condition of the dismissal. Major League Baseball said afterward...
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This photo provided by the Coppell Police Department shows Josh Brent. The former Dallas Cowboys player is being held on charges that include assaulting a public servant after authorities say officers found him intoxicated outside a Dallas-area fast food restaurant. Coppell police Sgt. Sammy Lujan says officers responded Sunday, June 30, 2019, after a caller expressed concern about a man talking to himself. Lujan says the 31-year-old Brent was intoxicated and resisted as officers attempted to place him in handcuffs. He was taken into custody after officers shot him using a stun gun.(Coppell Police Department via AP)
July 01, 2019 - 2:43 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A former Dallas Cowboys player previously convicted in a drunken driving crash that killed a teammate has been charged with assaulting a police officer trying to handcuff him for public intoxication. Josh Brent was arrested Sunday in the Dallas suburb of Coppell following the incident...
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