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Sandusky wants to question ex-lawyers

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BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) Jerry Sandusky's effort to get his child molestation convictions thrown out ran into tough questioning Monday from a judge who voiced doubt about defense lawyers are entitled to question witnesses - including some of the former Penn State assistant football coach's victims.

Judge John Cleland pressed Sandusky attorney Al Lindsay about whether there is sufficient basis for him to allow an evidentiary hearing now, nearly four years after a jury found Sandusky guilty of 45 sex-abuse counts.

Sandusky, wearing an orange prison jumpsuit, took no active role in the hearing that lasted about an hour. On his way into the courthouse, he told reporters to "read what has been written."


Troy's Harris killed in motorcycle crash

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) A Troy University football player has died following a motorcycle crash in Alabama.

Gulf Shores Police Sgt. Jonathan Woodruff tells local news outlets that 19-year-old Nathan Harris was driving a motorcycle Saturday morning on U.S. 231. For unknown reasons, Woodruff's motorcycle struck the end of a flatbed truck tandem trailer carrying lumber.


4 Auburn players arrested on pot charges

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Four Auburn football players have been arrested on misdemeanor drug charges, including starting cornerback Carlton Davis.

Davis, defensive end Byron Cowart, wide receiver Ryan Davis and cornerback Jeremiah Dinson were arrested Saturday on charges of second-degree possession of marijuana, Auburn police Capt. Lorenza Dorsey said Monday. All four are 19 years old.


5-star WR Robertson commits to Cal

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Five-star high school wide receiver Demetris Robertson of Georgia has officially committed to playing at California next season.

Robertson made the announcement Sunday at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, near his hometown of Savannah, Georgia. He previously signed a financial aid agreement with Cal but had not committed to play for the Golden Bears.


Prukop impresses in Oregon spring game

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Oregon quarterback Dakota Prukop had two main goals this spring in Eugene. The graduate transfer from Montana State wanted to build relationships and control the offense.

After the spring game Saturday, Prukop said he'd accomplished both.


Rebels probe Tunsil remark of being paid

(AP) -- Laremy Tunsil said enough about Mississippi at the NFL draft for the university to launch an investigation into his time at the school. Now, the former Rebel offensive lineman only wants to talk about his new team, the Miami Dolphins.

That leaves Ole Miss in a difficult positon.


Ray Lewis' son faces criminal sex charge

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) Ray Anthony Lewis III, a Coastal Carolina defensive back and son of former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis, is charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

An arrest warrant issued Friday said the charge stems from a Jan. 23 incident at a Conway apartment and alleges 20-year-old Lewis engaged in sex with an 18-year-old woman incapacitated from using drugs or alcohol.


5 1st-round picks boost Ohio St. cachet

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Thursday night was good for Ohio State, not only for five of its former players who soon will be rich, but also for its coaches who are trying to sell the program to elite recruits.

Ohio State tied a previous school record with a quintet of players selected in the first round. The Buckeyes also had five players chosen in the opening round of the 2006 draft. Miami has the record with six No. 1 picks in 2004.


Iowa rehires Ferentz's son-in-law

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa has rehired the son-in-law of football coach Kirk Ferentz to a staff position, three years after he departed following questions about nepotism.

This time, Tyler Barnes will have more responsibilities and a salary more than twice as big.


Alabama D-line coach Davis resigns

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama defensive line coach Bo Davis has resigned.

Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban announced the resignation on Friday in a two-sentence statement. He didn't elaborate on reasons behind the decision.

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