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Jaguars Football Player Didn't Violate Probation

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) _ A judge has dismissed allegations that
Jaguars offensive tackle Khalif Barnes violated his drunken driving
probation.

Duval County Judge James Ruth determined today that the 25-year-old offensive lineman didn't have any criminal violations or technical violations of his probation, which ends in January.

Barnes crashed his 2007 Mercedes-Benz into a tree in his gated neighborhood in September then left and called police. He said he fell asleep at the wheel while on his way to the stadium for physical therapy required by the team for an injured ankle.

Later, Barnes called to report the car stolen but retracted that statement after talking to police. Prosecutors decided not to file criminal charges of leaving the scene of an accident in that case.

At the time of the accident, Barnes was on probation for drunken driving, stemming from a November 2006 arrest. In that case, his videotaped tirade about racist police and playing in a hick town made headlines.


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