|BetCBSports.com 'WILL THE INSANE FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES STICK ON NFL LEADING RUSHER JAMAL LEWIS, AND IF THERE IS A TRIAL, WILL HE BE FOUND GUILTY?'|
By Dan Johnson
Zapote, Costa Rica, 25 February 2004)-Baltimore Ravens running back, Jamal Lewis, who had the second-highest rushing total in NFL history last season, was just as shocked as the nation of sports, when Federal drug charges came down on him today. The indictment accuses Lewis of helping arrange a drug deal involving cocaine in the summer of 2000. Lewis is expected to turn himself in to authorities on Thursday.
'Jamal Lewis completely denies any criminal activity and is shocked and saddening by the charges against him,' said Lewis' attorney, Ed Garland. Garland feels that there is someone, currently incarcerated, who is giving the police information regarding the case, and he is unsure of whether the informant is doing so because there is substance to the charges, or is attempting to get a reduced sentence for himself. Garland also said that he and Lewis were aware that there was an ongoing investigation regarding the matter, but he was fairly confident that there would be no charges filed against his client.
'When high profile cases like these happen, especially with one of the NFL's most talented players, people immediately want to make their own judgments,' said BetCBSports Senior Odds Maker, Dan 'The Man' Johnson. 'While there is a lot of interest from the betting public on cases like these, I have always felt it is smart to hear the facts first before rushing, no pun intended, to any judgment. Nonetheless, we are going to release odds on the chance of there being a trial and also, if there is a trial, will Lewis be found guilty or be acquitted. It is truly important to be sensitive of the little information that has been released thus far, so these odds are based purely on speculation and our legal team's opinions.'
Lewis is charged with conspiring to possess, with the intent to distribute 5 kilograms of cocaine, and using a cell phone in the commission of the first count.
BetCBSports IS PLEASED TO RELEASE ODDS ON WHETHER BALTIMORE RAVENS RUNNING BACK, JAMAL LEWIS, WILL GO TO TRIAL DUE TO FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES BEING FILED AGAINST HIM, AND IF HE DOES GO TO TRIAL, THE OUTCOME:
Raven's running back, Jamal Lewis, will go to trial stemming from the Federal drug charges. (The trial must begin in the year 2004 for the Yes wager below to have action.)
Yes, he will go to trial. -$200
No, he will not go to trial. +$100
If there is a trial, what will be the outcome?
Not guilty, acquitted -$800
Hung Jury +$800
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