Thursday, February 5, 2009
Pretrial program would erase charge
ROCK HILL, S.C. -- A prosecutor says Buffalo Bills safety Ko Simpson has asked to enter a program that would remove from his record a charge of hindering police while they tried to make an arrest.
Rock Hill prosecutor Chris Barton told The Herald (Rock Hill, S.C.) that Simpson likely will be accepted into the pretrial intervention program because he has no record and the charge is a misdemeanor. The program includes a requirement of at least 50 hours of community service.
Police say they arrested the 25-year-old Simpson outside a bar in his hometown of Rock Hill, early New Year's Day when he interfered with officers trying to arrest his friends.
One officer said Simpson yelled: "I'm Ko Simpson with the Buffalo Bills. I am worth millions!" several times.
Simpson's lawyer wouldn't discuss the case.