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06-06-2005, 07:07 PM

<!--StartFragment -->Colts' Doss Receives Suspended Sentence

By Mike Chappell
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One criminal case was resolved while another continued today for two Indianapolis Colts players.

Starting safety Mike Doss appeared in Akron (Ohio) Municipal Court today where he pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor gun charges stemming from a May 29 incident that occurred in downtown Akron.

Judge Edna Boyle found Doss guilty of carrying a concealed weapon and discharging a firearm within city limits. The first charge was reduced to a misdemeanor from a fourth-degree felony. Charges of inducing panic and obstructing official business were dismissed.

Doss was sentenced to 180 days in jail for the first charge and 60 days for the second offense. Judge Boyle suspended both along with ordering Doss to perform 40 hours of community service which can be done in Indianapolis. Doss also was fined $500 for each count and ordered to pay court costs.

Without the agreement that was reached between Michael Callahan, Doss’ attorney, and the Akron prosecutor’s office, the Akron grand jury was to have considered Doss’ situation today.

“I think everybody looked at the facts and the circumstances surrounding (the incident),’’ Callahan said. “This decision was done in an appropriate manner.’’

Doss still is subject to disciplinary action from the Colts and NFL.

While Doss’ legal situation was resolved, the process continued for Nick Harper. The Colts’ veteran cornerback was released from the Hamilton County jail today after posting $2,500 bond.

Harper was charged Saturday morning for domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor. An initial hearing was set for June 22 at 1:15 p.m. in Hamilton County Superior County before Magistrate David K. Najjar.

Lord Helmet
06-06-2005, 07:39 PM
So, Doss won't have any jail time?