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Zendejas sues sheriff's department

Updated: July 20, 2009, 8:44 PM ET
Associated Press

YORBA LINDA, Calif. -- Former NFL place-kicker Tony Zendejas has sued the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, claiming he was harassed for seven years before facing rape charges on which he was eventually acquitted.

Zendejas' $2 million suit claims he was charged with rape without foundation. A Los Angeles County sheriff's official declined comment on Monday.

Zendejas was acquitted in March of charges of drugging a woman at his San Dimas restaurant last year and raping her. He ...

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