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Rape charge dismissed against ex-Tar Heels basketball player

4/22/15 – A prosecutor says his office has dismissed a second-degree rape charge against a former University of North Carolina men’s basketball player. Durham County district attorney Roger Echols said Wednesday that the charge against Melvin Scott was...
Anunoby Signs With Vikings

Anunoby Signs With Vikings

JDW Sports/Encore Sports Management client Chigbo Anunoby inked a reserve/futures contract with Minnesota Vikings on Monday for the 2015 NFL season. Below is the official release from the Minnesota Vikings: “Chigbo Anunoby (chi-BOO an-uh-NO-bee) joins the...
Desmond Scott Joins 2013 Draft Class

Desmond Scott Joins 2013 Draft Class

Duke wide receiver Desmond Scott has joined 2013 NFL Draft class of the Law Offices of James D. Williams, Jr. and Encore Sports. Scott, a member of the first bowl bound Duke football team in 18 years, is the third player in ACC history to join the 1,000 rush-1,000...
Two Signed to 2013 Draft Class

Two Signed to 2013 Draft Class

The Law Offices of James D. Williams, Jr. and Encore Sports have signed their first two members of their 2013 NFL Draft class, St. Augustine Wide Receiver Tyron Laughinghouse and Toledo Offensive Tackle AJ Lindeman. Laughinghouse, had a fantastic final season...
Lawyer: Vick to plead guilty to dogfighting charges

Lawyer: Vick to plead guilty to dogfighting charges

8/20/07 – More than football, Michael Vick’s freedom is the question now. With three associates prepared to testify that he brutally executed dogs and bankrolled gambling, the NFL star agreed Monday to “accept full responsibility” for his role...
Falcons star Vick relies on legal eagles for defense

Falcons star Vick relies on legal eagles for defense

8/1/07 – Michael Vick this week added a fifth attorney to his defense team, creating a powerhouse legal bloc that appears poised to take the dogfighting case all the way to trial. The attorneys are linked not only by Vick, but by other professional athletes...
Experts: Vick’s legal team faces daunting PR challenge

Experts: Vick’s legal team faces daunting PR challenge

7/30/07 – Michael Vick’s high-profile legal team must master public-relations challenges, as much as legal hurdles, in the NFL star’s potentially career-ending trial on federal dogfighting charges. “Obviously, it’s a nightmare,”...
Lawyer: Duke Accuser Wasn’t Raped

Lawyer: Duke Accuser Wasn’t Raped

4/10/06 – Time-stamped photographs will show an exotic dancer was already injured and “very impaired” when she arrived at a party where she claims she was raped by members of Duke University’s men’s lacrosse team, an attorney for one of...