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Sport Matt Patricia Was Indicted in 1996 Sexual Assault Case; Was Not Tried

05:55  10 may  2018
05:55  10 may  2018 Source:   thebiglead.com

Lions coach Matt Patricia denies 1996 assault allegation

  Lions coach Matt Patricia denies 1996 assault allegation A 1996 sexual assault allegation has surfaced against Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia.The Detroit News reported that Patricia and a friend of his were indicted 22 years ago by a Texas grand jury, on one count each of aggravated sexual assault for an alleged incident involving a woman on South Padre Island. The accuser did not testify and the case was dismissed 10 months later.

A 1996 sexual assault allegation has surfaced against Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia .The Detroit News reported that Patricia and a friend of his were indicted 22 years ago by a Texas grand jury

According to the Detriot News, Matt Patricia , head coach of the Detroit Lions, was indicted , arrested, and charged on one count of aggravated sexual assault in 1996 , in a case that was dropped when the accuser did not show up to trial. On March 15, 1996 , a

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According to the Detriot News, Matt Patricia, head coach of the Detroit Lions, was indicted, arrested, and charged on one count of aggravated sexual assault in 1996, in a case that was dropped when the accuser did not show up to trial.

On March 15, 1996, a 21-year-old woman reported to police that Patricia and his friend and RPI football teammate Greg Dietrich attacked her in a hotel room and violently sexually assaulted her.

Lions president Rod Wood said this incident "eluded" them during a background check, which searched for only convictions. When asked about the incident he initially said he knows nothing, and later affirmed the team's hiring decision:

NFL to review Matt Patricia sexual assault allegations with Detroit Lions

  NFL to review Matt Patricia sexual assault allegations with Detroit Lions The NFL is reviewing Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia’s sexual assault indictment from 1996, following The Detroit News’ Wednesday report. The NFL is reviewing Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia’s sexual assault indictment from 1996, following The Detroit News’ Wednesday report.

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia was indicted in a 1996 sexual assault case , but not tried after his accuser declined to testify, court records surfaced by the Detroit News show.

Newly hired Detroit Lions head coach and former New England Patriots assistant Matt Patricia was indicted by a grand jury on one count of aggravated sexual assault in 1996 , according to a report from the Detroit News.

"I will tell you with 1,000-percent certainty that everything I've learned confirmed what I already knew about the man and would have no way changed our decision to make him our head coach."

Patricia's defense lawyer from the time of the incident told the Detroit News that the allegation was a "fabrication," and "vehemently" denied that there was wrongdoing on the part of Patricia. Dietrich's defense attorney from the time said he did not recall the incident, and a present lawyer for Dietrich asserted his client's innocence. The newspaper was unable to reach the accuser, whom it is their policy not to name.

We urge you to head to the Detroit News for the full context of the story.

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Lions coach Matt Patricia was indicted , but never tried , for a sex crime in 1996 . Both men were arrested, charged and indicted by a grand jury on a single count of aggravated sexual assault . The case was dismissed, and Patricia was never tried .

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia was arrested, charged, and later indicted by a grand jury on one count of aggravated sexual assault in 1996 , but never According to the Detroit News’ report, the accuser declined to testify, and prosecutors were forced to dismiss the case before it could be tried .

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The NFL will not discipline the Detroit Lions or Matt Patricia after a sexual assault allegation from 1996 surfaced.ESPN's Adam Schefter cited league sources as saying the NFL met with the Lions and Patricia last week.

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