Los Angeles prosecutors will meet with Mariners’ Bradley
Baseball: Prosecutors in Los Angeles have scheduled a meeting with Seattle Mariners outfielder Milton Bradley after his felony arrest last month.
Bradley (pictured above) was scheduled for a court hearing earlier this week. That was changed and he’ll have a meeting with the prosecutor’s office early next month.
Bradley’s attorney, Harland Braun, released a statement through the Mariners on Friday stating that Bradley would not be charged following his Jan. 19 arrest on a domestic violence allegation.
Frank Mateljan, spokesman for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, says it’s not an absolute that Bradley won’t be charged. A determination will be made after the March meeting.
NJCAA rescinds NIC’s sanctions
College athletics: The National Junior College Athletic Association rescinded sanctions imposed on North Idaho College regarding eligibility of an international men’s basketball player.
Last month, Guy-Marc Michel, who played for NIC during the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 seasons, was determined to be ineligible by the NJCAA because of his participation with an upper-level French professional team.
NIC contended that Michel always maintained amateur status by not signing a professional contract, but NJCAA rules regarding participation against professionals were interpreted differently by the NJCAA and NIC.
The NJCAA initially imposed a sanction barring NIC’s current men’s basketball team from participating in regional, district and national postseason play.
That sanction was lifted in January after an appeal by NIC. However, the sanction requiring NIC to forfeit all wins from the seasons that Michel played was imposed.
NIC’s initial appeal prompted further review by the NJCAA and led to its decision to lift all sanctions against NIC, according to a letter from the NJCAA Executive Committee received by NIC Thursday.
Pac-10 football turns to Pereira
College football: The Pac-10 hired the former head of officiating for the NFL to restructure its football officiating program.
Commissioner Larry Scott announced that longtime coordinator of officials Dave Cutaia is stepping down and Mike Pereira will replace him on an interim basis.
Scott says it’s essential for the conference to improve its officiating. Pereira worked as a consultant for the conference this year and reviewed the officiating.