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    Re: Manning to do 4 yrs in the clink?

    They may get some slaps on the wrist in the criminal courts, but their wallets will be slammed in civil court.

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    Re: Manning to do 4 yrs in the clink?

    Community service and fines.

    Anything more than that and I'll be surprised. Anything less.. Well, that wouldn't be unexpected.

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    Bears | Manning faces civil suit as well
    Fri, 19 May 2006 06:03:29 -0700

    Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears CB Ricky Manning Jr. is facing a civil suit also from his incident at a Los Angeles Denny's. The alleged victim in the incident, Soroush Sabzi, is suing for assault, battery, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress and conspiracy. He is seeking punitive damages. His attorney, Aviv L. Tuchman, said Sabzi is in consultation with a neurologist because of a concussion he allegedly suffered in the attack, faces possible knee surgery and also has a shoulder injury. In the Superior Court of California, plaintiffs cannot state an amount of damages they are seeking, "but it's going to be high,' Tuchman said.


    Jaguars | Drew faces civil suit as well
    Fri, 19 May 2006 06:04:01 -0700

    Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Jacksonville Jaguars rookie RB Maurice Drew is facing a civil suit also from his incident at a Los Angeles Denny's. The alleged victim in the incident, Soroush Sabzi, is suing for assault, battery, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress and conspiracy. He is seeking punitive damages. His attorney, Aviv L. Tuchman, said Sabzi is in consultation with a neurologist because of a concussion he allegedly suffered in the attack, faces possible knee surgery and also has a shoulder injury. In the Superior Court of California, plaintiffs cannot state an amount of damages they are seeking, "but it's going to be high,' Tuchman said.

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    Re: Manning to do 4 yrs in the clink?

    nothing big

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    Jaguars | Drew denies involvement in Denny's incident
    Fri, 19 May 2006 08:51:10 -0700

    Bart Hubbuch, of the Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars rookie RB Maurice Drew is denying his involvement in an April incident that resulted in him being charged with assault Thursday, May 18, in Los Angeles. Drew denied the charge through his agent Thursday. "It's not true, not true," said agent Adisa Bakari, who was accompanying Drew. "It's all a bunch of misinformation that will be cleared up shortly." Bakari said Drew admitted to the Jaguars before the NFL Draft that he was present during the incident but didn't take part. Jaguars' spokesman Dan Edwards said the team would have no comment. Drew made his debut with the Jaguars at a three-day minicamp last weekend, but he will not rejoin the team until next month because of an NFL rule regarding graduation dates.

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    Re: Manning to do 4 yrs in the clink?

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    [size=18px]Civil suit filed against Drew [/size]

    Jaguars rookie surrenders on an assault charge, is released on $30,000 bail.

    By BART HUBBUCH, The Times-Union

    Jaguars rookie Maurice Drew is included in a civil lawsuit stemming from an April incident that resulted in him being charged with felony assault Thursday.

    Drew, a running back and return specialist from UCLA drafted in the second round last month, surrendered Friday morning in Los Angeles and was released on $30,000 bail. He's scheduled to be arraigned June 16.

    Drew is charged along with Chicago Bears cornerback Ricky Manning Jr. and former college teammate Tyler Ebell for allegedly beating Sabzi Soroush, 25, at a Los Angeles-area restaurant on April 23, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

    Drew, Manning and Ebell each were charged with one count of assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury, a felony. Drew, who admits he was at the scene but denies any involvement in the incident, faces probation or 2 to 4 years in state prison if convicted.

    Soroush, a UCLA student, also responded to the incident by suing Drew and the two other players in Los Angeles this week.

    The civil suit, filed Tuesday, doesn't state the amount that Soroush is seeking because California law prohibits it, but his Los Angeles-based attorney said Friday that his client is pursuing punitive damages, and "they will be huge."

    "This is truly reprehensible conduct, and it needs to be punished," attorney Aviv L. Tuchman said. "We're very confident in our case against Drew."

    Drew's agent and attorney, Adisa Bakari, said Friday that he hadn't seen the lawsuit but considers it without merit. Bakari said he most likely would file a countersuit accusing Soroush of a frivolous claim.

    "I'll say it again: Maurice Drew was not involved," Bakari said. "He was not out with [Manning], didn't witness the incident and went home once he saw the verbal altercation begin. The kid isn't stupid. This happened one week before the [NFL Draft], and Maurice knew to avoid nonsense like that. This will all come out in the wash."

    A Jaguars spokesman declined comment, and vice president of personnel James Harris didn't return a telephone call Friday.

    Tuchman said his client was eating at a Denny's restaurant near the UCLA campus when Manning began taunting him "for being a geek' because Soroush was using a laptop computer.

    When Soroush complained to a manager, Tuchman alleges that his client was cornered in a restaurant bathroom, then forced outside and beaten unconscious in the parking lot.

    Manning was arrested immediately, but Tuchman included Drew in the lawsuit after interviewing witnesses. Tuchman said three witnesses signed statements that identified Drew as punching Soroush in the face and stomping him in the head.

    Soroush is seeing a neurologist and might require knee and shoulder surgery because of the beating, Tuchman said.

    Although Drew turned himself in this week, the Los Angeles district attorney's office confirmed Friday that it mistakenly said in a news release Thursday that the Jaguars rookie was arrested and released on bail the morning of the incident.

    District attorney's office spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons said the release, which received widespread national publicity, was incorrectly written by a junior staff member.

    "It was our mistake, and it will be corrected," Gibbons said. "Drew was never arrested, but there was a warrant out for him."

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    Re: Manning to do 4 yrs in the clink? (with M. Drew too)

    LAWYER HAS THREE WITNESSES AGAINST DREW
    POSTED 9:04 a.m. EDT, May 23, 2006
    Mike Florio

    As Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio asks that judgment against rookie running back Maurice Drew not be passed until the legal process has "a chance to run its course," there's apparently evidence that might result in an outcome Del Rio finds to be unacceptable.

    According to the Florida Times-Union, the attorney for Soroush Sabzi says that he has three witnesses who have signed statements identifying Drew as one of the people who were "punching Sabzi in the face and stomping on his head."

    In a case that likely will involve two drastically different versions of the events from the central figures, the information supplied by others can be critical -- assuming that they are neutral and unbiased. If the three witnesses were bystanders with no connection to the incident or the people involved, their accounts become instantly persuasive.

    Whether that leads to a finding of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt remains to be seen. But in the civil proceedings against Drew, Bears cornerback Ricky Manning, Jr., and former UCLA player Tyler Ebell, a lower standard of proof applies, requiring Sabzi to prove only that his version of the events is more likely than not (i.e., 51-49) true. In such a case, corroborating testimony from witnesses with no reason to embellish, exaggerate, or lie typically will push the balance in the plaintiff's favor.

    And shame on the Jaguars for not knowing that there were three witnesses who would point a finger at Drew as the guy who put five fingers -- and a few toes -- onto Sabzi at a Westwood Denny's six days before the draft. In our view, Del Rio isn't only requesting that folks delay passing judgment on Drew before the process has unfolded. Del Rio also wants the football world not to pass judgment on the Jags generally (and on him specifically) for blowing a second-round pick on a guy who might be breaking rocks instead of tackles when it's all said and done.

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