Ravens say Martin was detained at airport

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July 01, 2008

A Ravens spokesman told The Sun yesterday that cornerback Derrick Martin told team officials he was detained at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport over the weekend on charges of possessing marijuana.

A citation will be mailed to Martin, who will have the option to appear in court July 15 or simply pay the $100 fine. A spokesman for the Cleveland Police Department said the police detained a man named Derrick Martin and will cite him for alleged drug possession - what the spokesman described as a "minor misdemeanor" with a maximum fine of $100.

According to police, Martin gave them an address of Deer Park Road, which is the location of the Ravens' training facility in Owings Mills, and provided them with the facility's phone number.

More NFL -- New England Patriots defensive back Willie Andrews was held without bail in Mansfield, Mass., after allegedly pointing a handgun at his girlfriend's head. ... The Tennessee Titans signed starting right tackle David Stewart to a multiyear contract extension.

College football -- West Virginia President Mike Garrison said in a deposition that former coach Rich Rodriguez was "very distraught" in a private meeting the night before he resigned and accepted the top job at Michigan. As part of the $4 million lawsuit the university has filed over a buyout clause in the coach's contract, Garrison testified the two had a tense final meeting Dec. 15. ... Georgia Tech cornerback Jerrard Tarrant has been charged with rape and has been suspended from the team. The alleged victim said she was raped at an on-campus dormitory April 25 and reported the incident to police that morning. Tarrant, 19, was released Saturday on $40,000 bail, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. ... Duke defensive end Justin Wilkerson plans to transfer.

College basketball -- Indiana University president Michael McRobbie told the NCAA infractions committee June 14 that the hiring of former men's coach Kelvin Sampson was "a risk that should not have been taken." Sampson left Indiana in February after accepting a $750,000 buyout.

NHL -- The Tampa Bay Lightning signed left wing Ryan Malone to a seven-year contract. Malone was acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins along with Gary Roberts, who signed a one-year deal, last weekend for a conditional draft pick in 2009. The Lightning also signed forward Vinny Prospal to a multiyear deal. ... The Buffalo Sabres re-signed center Paul Gaustad to a four-year, $9.2 million contract. ... The Colorado Avalanche re-signed Adam Foote to a two-year deal and John-Michael Liles to a four-year contract. Both are defensemen. ... The Detroit Red Wings re-signed defenseman Andreas Lilja to a two-year contract. ... The San Jose Sharks re-signed forward Jody Shelley to a two-year contract.

Major League Soccer -- D.C. United acquired midfielder Craig Thompson from the Houston Dynamo for a fourth-round natural selection in the 2010 supplemental draft.

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