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NFL | Clarett bail set at $5 million

The Associated Press reports a judge has set bail for former NFL RB Maurice Clarett at $5 million. Following his bizarre and violent encounter with police the day before, prosecutors had asked a judge to hold Clarett on at least $1 million bond. "We feel he's a threat to the community," assistant prosecutor Chris Brown said. His lawyer, Nick Mango, called the $5 million bond excessive, adding that his client would not likely be able to post it. Prosecutors initially asked the judge to hold Clarett without bond, in part because he had been driving just a few blocks from the home of a woman scheduled to testify against him in his robbery trial, which starts Monday, Aug. 14. Police said more charges are possible, and federal agents said they are eyeing whether Clarett violated federal gun laws that prohibit having a firearm while under indictment.

2006-08-10 19:23:01 | Source:

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