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June 12, 2000
Plea-bargained?From double murder to misdemeanor obstruction of justice, the charges against Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who was sentenced to a year's probation. Lewis admitted he told companions not to talk and gave misleading statements to police after the deaths of two men in an Atlanta street brawl. Team owner Art Modell said he looks forward to Lewis's return to the field.
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June 12, 2000

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Plea-bargained
?From double murder to misdemeanor obstruction of justice, the charges against Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who was sentenced to a year's probation. Lewis admitted he told companions not to talk and gave misleading statements to police after the deaths of two men in an Atlanta street brawl. Team owner Art Modell said he looks forward to Lewis's return to the field.

Sent Down
?Reliever John Rocker, by the Braves to Triple A Richmond, after he blew up on the field and off. Rocker had walked 25 batters in 18? innings this season and allowed seven runs in his last nine innings; on Sunday he angrily confronted SI's Jeff Pearlman, who wrote the December story in which Rocker made bigoted comments.

Named

? Arnold Palmer and Peggy Fleming, as the smartest male and female athletes of the 20th century, in a poll of 4,707 people conducted by Holiday Inn Express.

? Yevgeny Kafelnikov, winner of the Prix Citron as the most difficult player on the pro tennis tour, by members of the tennis media, snapping Marcelo Rios's four-year grip on the booby prize.

Dating
?Stars rookie forward Brenden Morrow, 21, and Anne-Marie Carbonneau, 18, daughter of Dallas center Guy Carbonneau, 40. "He's a good kid," says Guy of Morrow.

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