Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant turned himself in and posted a $25,000 bond on a felony count of sexual assault at a Colorado hotel, the Eagle County Sheriff's Office said Sunday. The 24-year-old All-Star was released by police after turning himself in Friday. The Sheriff's Office said an arrest warrant was issued after deputies investigated a woman's claims Tuesday of sexual misconduct. The incident happened the night before in a hotel in the Edwards area of Eagle County, near Vail, the Sheriff's Office said. Investigators met with representatives for District Attorney Mark Hurlbert and concluded they had enough evidence for the felony sexual assault count, the Sheriff's Office said. Hurlbert said he hadn't made a decision on whether to file charges and had not seen the arrest report. He said the Sheriff's Office asked a judge for an arrest warrant instead of requesting one through his office, the usual practice. A judge ordered the case sealed. Attempts to reach Bryant for comment were unsuccessful. "These allegations are completely out of character of the Kobe Bryant we know," Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak said. Bryant married Vanessa Laine in April 2001. Bryant and his parents recently mended a rift that developed when he became engaged to Laine when she was an 18-year-old high school student. She gave birth to their first child in January.
QUESTION OF THE DAY
Who played the most seasons between baseball All-Star Game selections?
"I'm sorry. Can you tell me where I need to go? It's just that I don't come to watch tennis that much."
_ MARTINA HINGIS
former Wimbledon champ, who had to approach stewards at the All England Club after she got lost
Bert Blyleven (11 seasons between 1973 and 1985)