Lion Louis Delmas’ relative gets probation in gun case


Associated Press

Canton Township — A relative of Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas has received probation for brandishing the player’s gun at people in another vehicle while driving with Delmas.

Twenty-year-old Ravelle Sadler of Cincinnati was arrested before dawn Dec. 21 after three teens in another vehicle said another driver threatened them in Wayne County’s Canton Township.

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Police say the car with the teens pulled up next to Dumas’s vehicle, with one teen wearing a Halloween mask. They say Sadler then brandished the gun. Delmas had a concealed weapon license.

Sadler pleaded guilty last month to felonious assault.

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office says Sadler was sentenced Thursday to one year’s probation under a law that clears his record if he stays straight. The exact family relationship between Delmas and Sadler isn’t known.

Police seek warrant against Lions player


George Hunter / The Detroit News

Plymouth — A Detroit Lions player has been accused of sexual assault by Plymouth Police investigators, who sent a warrant request to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

Prosecutors are reviewing the warrant request to determine whether to bring charges against the player, according to a press release from the prosecutor’s spokeswoman, Maria Miller.

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Plymouth Police Chief Al Cox told the Associated Press that the alleged assault involves a 22-year-old woman.

Neither Miller nor Cox named the accused player, but Cox said he is well-known and has been “totally cooperative” and “made himself very available” during the investigation.

The woman claims the incident occurred during the early morning hours of Jan. 4 at the Ironwood Grill, where Cox says a group of about 10 Lions players and support staff had joined a private party.

A Dearborn law firm, the Jaafar and Mahdi Law Group, confirmed earlier this month that it was representing a client who alleged she was sexually assaulted by a Lions player at the downtown Plymouth restaurant.

Associated Press contributed.

ghunter@detnews.com

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