06.05.07 11 years ago 46 Comments

I just got off the phone with Ken Jackson, the Chief Magistrate of Jasper County, Georgia.  And he confirmed that Bengals linebacker Odell Thurman has a hearing set for late Friday morning that will address the fracas that occurred in Monticello early Sunday morning, with the alleged face-kicking and gun-pulling and what have you.

Sooooo… uh, anybody in the mainstream media want to cover this?  I've heard whisperings that ESPN's Len Pasquarelli can't move forward with the story until the hearing actually happens, but since I'm not a journalist (hello, obviously), I don't know how this whole thing works.  I also contacted Mark Curnutte, the Bengals beat reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer, but I've yet to hear back from him.

Oh, and the kind people at Pro Football Talk have confirmed the report, as well.  Nice work, guys.  (And to think, I spent all night working on that retraction, only to be RIGHT ALL ALONG.)

UPDATE: More from WLWT (via FanHaus), which reports that police have little evidence, making it a "he said, she said" situation. The hearing will determine if charges are filed.

SECOND UPDATE: The .pdf file of the complaint is available HERE. Basically it says: different people have filed complaints against Odell and Willie Thurman for aggravated assault, criminal trespass, and pointing a gun at someone; no warrant has been issued; and the probable cause hearing is Friday at 11:00.

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