Documents show Bryant's agent made March call

Updated: August 14, 2003, 12:51 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- The 911 call Kobe Bryant made the day before he surrendered to police on a sexual assault charge was for medical assistance for his wife, city documents showed.

Police found no criminal conduct, and no report was taken, according to the documents released Wednesday by the city attorney's office.

The documents were supplied to several media outlets that had requested transcripts of the 911 call early on July 3. Those requests were denied.

Police said previously the Los Angeles Lakers star hung up the phone without talking, but a dispatcher called back and spoke to three people, including Bryant. Paramedics arrived 15 minutes later.

Vickie Cleary, emergency services manager for the Newport Beach Fire Department, said medics treated a female at the house but didn't need to take her to the hospital.

The documents also indicated Bryant's mother was at the home at the time. Officials provided no additional details.

The Los Angeles Times also reported Thursday that the account provided by police showed that another call for service to the Bryant residence, according to the document, was made March 5 by Rob Pelinka, one of Bryant's agents. Pelinka said that he was calling on behalf of Bryant.

A day after the second call, Bryant returned to Colorado to surrender on the charge of felony sexual assault against a 19-year-old employee at the Lodge & Spa at Cordillera near Edwards, Colo. Bryant, who was in Colorado for knee surgery, has said the sex was consensual.

Bryant, who is free on $25,000 bail, is scheduled to return to Eagle County Court for an Oct. 9 preliminary hearing.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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