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.


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.


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.

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