Sports Briefs

Published 1:33 am Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Dillon enters plea of no contest to charges

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say former NFL running back Corey Dillon has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor reckless driving charge in Malibu.

Los Angeles County district attorney’s office spokeswoman Jane Robison says Dillon was sentenced Friday to two years of probation, a 12-hour alcohol program and ordered to pay a $250 fine.

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The former Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots running back was arrested last year in Calabasas in northwestern Los Angeles County on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

He initially was charged with two misdemeanor DUI counts stemming from that arrest.

Bush takes back copy of Heisman Trophy

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Reggie Bush’s family has taken back a copy of his 2005 Heisman Trophy from a San Diego sports museum.

The San Diego Hall of Champions said it returned the trophy to the family on Friday and declined further comment.

The museum received the trophy from the family in March but never displayed it.

Bush relinquished his title as Heisman winner last year after an NCAA probe concluded that he and his family accepted improper benefits from would-be sports agents while Bush was still playing for USC.

The Heisman Trust, which was considering stripping Bush of the award, decided to vacate the title for that season.

Ex-Bears QB injured in limousine accident

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon is being treated at a hospital after the limousine he was riding in crashed through a fence south of Reno.

The Nevada Highway Patrol says the accident happened around 2 p.m. Monday on U.S. 395 in Pleasant Valley.

Trooper Mike Edgell says the limo was heading north when it left the four-lane highway, crashed through a fence and into a pasture.

Edgell says McMahon, his traveling companion, Lori Navon, and the limo driver were taken to Renown Regional Medical Center. He described their injuries as “non-incapacitating.”

McMahon played 15 seasons in the NFL and helped the Chicago Bears win the Super Bowl in 1986. He was at Lake Tahoe over the weekend to compete in a celebrity golf tournament.