Oliver facing restraining order

Updated: July 20, 2004, 4:20 PM ET
Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. -- A family court hearing on a restraining order against LSU defensive tackle Melvin Oliver has been postponed until Aug. 3.

Bel Tyretta Leejay, the mother of Oliver's 8-month old son, received the restraining order June 29 after alleging that the 6-foot-3, 269-pound Oliver "has slapped me, threw me over the bathtub and beat me in the head with his fists in the past."

Oliver's Aug. 3 court date is five days before he is expected to report for football practice on Aug. 8.


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