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Ex-NFLer Phillips' attorney: Car assault unintentional

Updated: September 15, 2006, 1:48 AM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Former Nebraska football star Lawrence Phillips attempted to run over a group of boys with his car because he was upset about losing a pickup game, a prosecutor told jurors Thursday.

The 31-year-old Phillips faces seven counts of assault with a deadly weapon for driving a car onto a soccer field near the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Aug. 21, 2005, and injuring three boys. If convicted, he faces more than 13 years in prison.

Defense attorney Leslie Ringold ...

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