|09-09-2005, 02:16 AM||#1|
helmet to helmet hitter
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Arlington, TX
Fish have their very own IHOP
McMichael Pleads Guilty to One Charge ...
[Sun-Sentinel] According to a representative at the Augusta District Attorney's office, Dolphins tight end Randy McMichael was cleared of three charges at his arraignment Thursday morning, however his attorneys pled guilty to criminal trespassing, a misdemeanor, for his role in an altercation with his wife last July.
McMichael, who didn't appear in the Columbia County Superior Court hearing, was given a 90-day probated sentence, as well as a $500 fine plus open restitution for any other damages incurred by the Waffle House restaurant, the scene of the July 11 incident.
McMichael refused to comment on the matter Thursday.
According to the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy, any time a player is "convicted or admitting to a criminal violation,'' he is subject to discipline as determined by Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. Such discipline may include a fine, a suspension without pay and/or banishment from the league.
NFL spokesman Steve Alic said there is no time frame for the Commissioner's decision.
The charges of family violence, simple battery and public drunkenness against McMichael were all dismissed. McMichael, who was represented by Atlanta attorney Brian Steel and Adam Swickle of Fort Lauderdale, was given the leeway to report to his probation officer via mail because of his job and out-of-state address.
Based on recent cases such as Ravens cornerback Samari Rolle and Titans tackle Brad Hopkins, it's more likely that McMichael would be fined a game's pay rather than be given a one-game suspension.
The Dolphins have not yet commented on the situation.
|09-09-2005, 08:59 AM||#5|
The Kranz Dictum
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Tranquility Base
Him & House will have to get together this weekend with their girlfriends.
|09-09-2005, 02:12 PM||#7|
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Wash DC