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Detroit paper opposes request for Albom to testify

Updated: July 7, 2003, 11:08 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Chris Webber's attorney asked a federal judge to order a Detroit Free Press columnist to testify at his client's upcoming criminal trial.

In a motion filed Tuesday with U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds, Steve Fishman said Mitch Albom's testimony could discredit prosecutors' claims that Webber received $280,000 from Ed Martin while he played at Michigan.

Edmunds scheduled a hearing on the request for July 8.

The Free Press opposes any effort to compel Albom to testify, executive ...

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