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Postby deluxe_247 » Tue May 15, 2007 8:20 pm

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/foot ... s-football


Sams not guilty of DUI, negligent driving charges
Ravens return man receives $90 fine for lane violation
By Jamison Hensley
Sun Reporter
Originally published May 15, 2007, 5:21 PM EDT
Ravens return specialist B.J. Sams was found not guilty of driving under the influence and negligent driving today in Towson district court.

His five-hour trial ended with Sams being found guilty for a lane violation, which carries a $90 fine.

Judge Nancy Purpura said the state's case was hurt because there was no evidence to show he was drunk. Sams was never offered a Breathalyzer test and his field sobriety test was not fully documented on the state trooper's video.

"I'm not persuaded by a reasonable doubt that he drove while impaired," Purpura said.

Sams did not talk to reporters when leaving the courthouse. Dressed in a black suit with a pink shirt and turquoise tie, Sams gave a big smile and hugged his lawyers a few minutes after the verdict.

"He has been exonerated and he's excited about that," said Andrew Alperstein, Sams' lawyer.

It is unknown whether Sams, who broke his ankle in November, will participate in the Ravens' first minicamp, which begins Thursday.

"As both we said and B.J. said at the beginning, there is a due process," Ravens spokesman Kevin Byrne said. "There is an opportunity to give your side of the story. We are glad how it worked out for B.J."
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Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Wed May 16, 2007 12:47 am

Perhaps Paris Hilton needs to hire Sams' lawyer. :-b
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Postby deluxe_247 » Thu May 17, 2007 3:03 am

Dr. Duran Duran wrote:Perhaps Paris Hilton needs to hire Sams' lawyer. :-b


LOL yeah you may be right.

im just glad he got off. he was close to (if not leading) the league in return yards last season before he broke his leg...it was a big hit to us in the playoffs when he couldnt play. i know we darfted some rooks that can return...but no one can hold a candle to sams....dude is a beast. hopefully he can stay out of trouble and play a full season this year.
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