Magic Johnson pleads for Jay Vincent
DETROIT -- Former NBA star Magic Johnson is asking a judge for "mercy" and no prison time for college teammate Jay Vincent, who is facing years behind bars for fraud.
Like Johnson, Vincent played in the NBA after the pair led Michigan State to the 1979 national championship. He pleaded guilty in a case involving thousands of people who paid to become certified home inspectors.
"I know what he did was wrong and I hope in time he will be able to repay all the people who lost money ...
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