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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

2 NFL Stars Face Grand Juries Over Drugs

COMBINED REPORTS


DALLAS -- Two National Football League players have appeared before Texas grand juries on separate drug-related incidents.


Dallas Cowboys' flamboyant wide receiver Michael Irvin testified before a grand jury Tuesday, explaining why he was in a motel room with a suspected prostitute when she was arrested on drugs charges.


No details were available on his testimony because the judge slapped a gag order on the case.


Meanwhile, in Rockwall, Texas, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Byron "Bam" Morris was indicted on cocaine and marijuana possession charges.


Morris, 24, was arrested last Friday after police found 2.7 kilograms of marijuana and 1.5 grams of cocaine in his car after stopping him for a traffic violation near the Texas town of Rockwall.


Criminal District Attorney Ray Sumrow said the grand jury handed down two indictments against Morris for possession of cocaine and marijuana while his friend Rodney Reynolds was indicted on one charge of marijuana possession.


Sumrow said both men, if found guilty, could face up to 10 years in jail and a fine of up to $10,000.


Police said they have evidence that the cocaine belonged exclusively to Morris. The marijuana was found in the trunk but the cocaine was hidden beneath an ashtray.


Morris and Reynolds both posted $25,000 bond and were not present when the grand jury made its decision. They told police the drugs did not belong to them.


Irvin has not been charged with any crime but both he and former Cowboys tight end Alfredo Roberts were subpoenaed to explain what they were doing inside a Texas motel room March 4 with Angela Renee Beck and another woman.


Responding to a complaint about possible prostitution, police burst into the room and found 57 grams of cocaine and 85 grams of marijuana.


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