Judge dismisses case
General Sessions Court Judge Casey Moreland decided not to send the case to the grand jury for indictment after a policeman testified at a preliminary hearing that he saw Calico and a woman putting their clothes on in the back seat of a sport utility vehicle. He had approached the vehicle after he saw its lights on around 2:30 a.m. on May 12.
Calico's attorney argued the officer would have had difficulty seeing into the sports utility vehicle because it was taller than the patrol car and had tinted windows.
"There is no proof as to what happened. It's just what appeared to be what happened, and bad judgment does not rise to the point of criminal activity," Moreland said.
Minnesota Vikings: Soon after Zygi Wilf's purchase of the Vikings was completed last month, the new owner vowed to start his group's regime by getting two things fixed at team headquarters that were in dire need of repair.
Work has begun this week on the installation of a new air conditioning system as well as the restoration of the tattered Viking ship that sits outside the building. The team has invited media to photograph the purple-and-gold landmark that has been there since Winter Park facility opened in 1981.
Training camp begins next Friday, July 29, at Minnesota State University in Mankato.
New York Giants: The Giants signed two rookie free agents Thursday and announced that two other players had been waived.
Signed were tight end Wade Fletcher and offensive lineman Myniya Smith. Waived were guard Alex Bell and tight end Victor Sesay.
Fletcher, 6-foot-7 and 243 pounds, led the nation's tight ends with 874 receiving yards in 2003 for Columbia. He began his collegiate career at Northern Colorado in 2000 and transferred in 2001. Last season he led the Lions with 52 catches for 575 yards.
The 6-foot-7, 325-pound Smith was a first-team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference selection at left tackle for Southern University in 2003 as a junior.
Bell was signed by the Giants on May 17. Sesay, who was awarded to the team off waivers from Miami on June 30, was waived July 8.
Cleveland Browns: The Browns signed offensive lineman Jonathan Dunn, their seventh-round draft choice, to a four-year contract.
The 6-foot-7, 328-pound Dunn was a three-year starter at Virginia Tech and earned Second Team All-ACC honors as a senior.
Cleveland also claimed kicker Tyler Jones off waivers from Chicago and released offensive lineman Sterling Harris and kicker Nick Setta.
Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press
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