Jury picked for Sanders' trial

April 16, 1991

HOUSTON -- A jury was seated yesterday in the trial of Washington Redskins wide receiver Ricky Sanders, who is accused of running over a parking attendant at a topless nightclub last May.

Sanders faces a charge of failing to stop and render aid in the May 1 incident, said prosecutor Marc Brown. The football player also faces an aggravated assault charge in the case, but a trial date has not been set.

The trial recessed yesterday afternoon once the seven-man, five-woman jury was selected. Opening arguments were scheduled for today.

Wendell Odom, one of Sanders'attorneys, said the trial in State District Judge Don Shipley's courtroom is expected to continue through tomorrow. Sanders is scheduled to testify in his nTC defense.

Sanders is accused of running over a valet parking attendant at the Men's Club, a topless nightclub in west Houston.

Assam Jamus, 29, said he and Sanders argued over hubcaps that were missing from Sanders' car.

Sanders claimed the hubcaps were stolen while he was inside the club, but the management said they were missing when he arrived.

Jamus has claimed Sanders ran over him after the argument.

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