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Stanley apologizes, gets suspended sentence

9/1/2004

ATHENS, Greece -- A U.S. Olympic volleyball player was given
a 15-month suspended sentence Wednesday for assaulting an officer
and resisting arrest.

Clay Stanley, who lives in Greece and plays for an Athens team,
said he was drunk at the time and apologized for Sunday's scuffle
at a nightclub after the Closing Ceremony of the Olympics.

Stanley also was charged with assaulting a pregnant woman during
the scuffle, but those charges subsequently were dropped.