Ex-NFL RB Phillips to stand trial on assault charges

Updated: March 2, 2006, 8:08 AM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Ex-NFL running back Lawrence Phillips was ordered to stand trial on assault charges for allegedly driving a car into three teenagers who argued with him following a pickup football game.

After a two-day preliminary hearing, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Samuel Mayerson ruled Wednesday that there was enough evidence to hold Phillips on seven counts of assault to commit great bodily injury.

The judge dismissed two counts of child abuse and one count of leaving the scene ...

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