Daily Briefs (Feb. 26)

3 Mich. St. football players plead guilty

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Three more Michigan State football players have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault charges stemming from a Nov. 22 fight on campus with fraternity members.
Defensive tackle Oren Wilson pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of assault and battery. Defensive back Chris L. Rucker and receiver Myles White each pleaded guilty to one count. Conspiracy charges against the players were dropped.

All 11 current or former Michigan State players charged in the case have pleaded guilty to some counts related to the fight. All are awaiting sentencing.

The assault and battery charges have a penalty of up to 93 days in jail. Many of the players could avoid jail time.


Appeals Court seeks documents in Kwame Kilpatrick case

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s Court of Appeals has asked a judge for more information about the scheduled arraignment of ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

The Appeals Court wants Wayne County Circuit Judge David Groner to file a written order detailing what happened in his courtroom Tuesday when he told defense attorneys Kilpatrick would be arraigned Friday on a probation violation warrant.

Prosecutors also say the high court wants Groner to provide any written materials from Friday’s arraignment.

State probation officials recommended probation violation after the former mayor failed to make a court-ordered $79,011 restitution payment by Feb. 19.

The Appeals Court is considering a motion by Kilpatrick’s lawyers asking for a postponement of the arraignment.


CLS of Detroit to hold annual Lenten Evening of Reflection March 18

The Catholic Lawyers Society of Detroit will hold its annual Lenten Evening of Reflection on Thursday, March 4 at the Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, 2701 Chicago Blvd. The Evening will begin with a buffet dinner at 6 p.m. followed by a presentation in the Cardinal Dearden Porch by Dr. Eduardo Echeverria around 7 p.m. entitled “Redeeming Law: Christian discipleship and the Legal Profession.” The cost of the Evening is $25. Checks should be made payable to the Catholic Lawyer Society of Detroit and may be collected at the door or sent in advance to the Catholic Lawyer Society of Detroit, C/O Patricia Galvin, 23409 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 100, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080. RSVP by March 1. For more information contact Patricia Galvin at prgalvin@ sbcglobal.net or at (586) 773-9890.


Bowling challenge slated for March 5

Thunderbird Lanes in Troy will be the site of the fifth annual bowling challenge pitting the New Lawyers Committee and the Oakland County Bar Association Board of Directors on Friday, March 5.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a portion of the proceeds designated for the NLC’s charity of choice, the Oak Park Business and Education Alliance. The cost is $25 per person, $10 of which will benefit the Oak Park Business and Education Alliance. Thunderbird Lanes is located at 400 W. Maple, Troy.