Tuesday, August 12, 2003

More access sought in Bryant hearing



The Associated Press

EAGLE, Colo. - The Denver Post and NBC have asked a judge to allow still and video cameras in the courthouse hallway during Kobe Bryant's preliminary hearing on Oct. 9.

The organizations noted that similar coverage was allowed during Bryant's initial appearance last week before Eagle County Judge Frederick Gannett. The motion was filed Friday and made public Monday.

The two companies and other media organizations already have asked Gannett to allow cameras in the courtroom during the hearing in the sexual assault case.

Gannett has given prosecutors and Bryant's attorneys until Aug. 22 to respond to that request.

Several television networks broadcast Wednesday's initial court appearance live.

Bryant, an All-star guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, is accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old hotel worker in nearby Edwards.

Bryant has said the sex was consensual. He is free on $25,000 bail.

HEAT: Restricted free agent forward Lamar Odom signed a six-year offer sheet worth about $63 million with Miami on Monday.

NETS: Former NBA player Larry Drew was hired as an assistant coach by New Jersey on Monday.

HAWKS: General manager Billy Knight and coach Terry Stotts will run Atlanta this season as ownership of the NBA team remains in limbo after more than three months of negotiations.




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More access sought in Bryant hearing

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