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Old 05-25-2003, 05:06 PM   #1
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on vicotr riley:

New Orleans Saints: Offensive tackle Victor Riley will receive probation, but probably no further sanctions from the NFL, after pleading guilty Friday to assaulting his wife during a 2001 domestic disturbance incident.

The incident occurred while Riley, 28, was playing for the Kansas City Chiefs. The five-year veteran signed with New Orleans as an unrestricted free agent last summer.

Riley originally reached a diversion agreement with Johnson County (Mo.) officials on the charges. But last November, he was charged with DUI, and prosecutors succeeded in having the diversion program revoked, contending he violated its conditions. On Friday, Riley agreed he had breached the diversion program, under which the charges eventually could have been expunged from his record.

A judge accepted Riley's guilty plea on Friday and he will be sentenced on July 3. Under terms of the plea agreement, to which Riley admitted guilt for ramming his car into a vehicle being driven by his wife and in which his infant daughter was a passenger, he will receive probation.

Riley was suspended by the league for the opening game of the 2002 season as a result of the incident. A reserve for most of the 2002 season, Riley is expected to start for the Saints at right tackle in 2003, as the team has shuffled its blocking unit to accommodate for the trade of Kyle Turley to the St. Louis Rams.

joe johnson news too, i fo rone am glad he is gone, pot and injuries, tsk tsk

TIFTON, Ga. -- Green Bay Packers defensive end Joe Johnson was charged with marijuana possession while driving to Florida after a deputy saw his car stopped on the highway.


Johnson posted bond of $1,625 and was released from jail Thursday, sheriff's Capt. Bobby Brannen said.


Packers spokesman Lee Remmel said Thursday night the team was aware of what happened but had no other comment. Johnson's agent, Roosevelt Barnes, did not immediately return a call.


Deputy David Hardy said he saw Johnson's hazard lights flashing. As he approached, Johnson got out and met him at the rear of the car. He told the deputy he needed directions to Tallahassee, Fla.


Hardy said he smelled marijuana smoke, searched the car and found what was believed to be a misdemeanor amount of marijuana.


Johnson signed with the Packers in 2002 as an unrestricted free agent and played in five games. He missed Green Bay's minicamp this month after triceps surgery.
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Old 05-27-2003, 08:27 AM   #2
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Yeah, I\'m glad Johnson is gone, always have been. But that Riley stuff just @#$%^&* figures. Gawd, I hope Stinch steps it up a notch or two here soon.
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Old 05-28-2003, 09:58 AM   #3
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Johnson is an idiot for smoking pot in his car, and then asking for directions reeking of weed......double idiot. B&B Stinkycomb better be our man. Riley is gonna wish he didn\'t have that record when he is unemployed looking for a job.
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