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Former Redskin Rickie Harris to stand trial in DUI case


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Link: http://wtop.com/?nid=149&sid=2498731

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - A man who played for the Redskins in the 1960s has been ruled competent to stand trial in Fairfax County in a drunk driving case, his third such charge in five years.

The Washington Post reports Rickie Harris was pulled over in December with a blood alcohol level above the legal limit. His lawyer, John Keats, argued that his client has dementia and is unable to participate in his own defense. During a three-hour hearing on Monday, family and a former teammate portrayed a man who has gotten lost walking across the street and on his way home from work.

But a judge concluded that the 68-year-old Harris, who played for the Redskins from 1965 to 1970 and then for the New England Patriots, can stand trial.

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I met Ricky through a business transaction last year. Truth be told, I didn't know who he was until I Wiki'd his bio. I was amazed at how small he is even by the league standards of his day. When another client first told me of Rickie's NFL history, I thought my man was BS'n me for sure.

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3rd in 5 years? Oh hes going to spend a significant amount of time in jail. DUI have mandatory sentencing so if he's found guilty, he's in deep ****. Pretty sure it's longer than a year for 3 in 5. I could be wrong but I think it's like 3 years.

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Ol' 46 was a decent cornerback back in the day. I hope he can pull his life together, because it appears he's got troubles. I wonder if he suffers from long term after-effects of concussions. Back then, they called it getting your bell rung. They waved smelling salts under your nose and sent you back onto the field.

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VERY SAD. I got the chance to see Rickie play but he used to drive my Dad crazy. He was a punt returner in the Randle El mold. He would often run side-to-side or even backwards to try and find a seam, often losing yards on his returns. Occasionally, he would find that seam and get a nice return but not often enough to suit my Dad.

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