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Former Ram Given 60 Days for Battery Involving Girl Friend

April 3, 1996

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ LeRoy Irvin, a former player with the Los Angeles Rams, was sentenced to 60 days in jail and three years probation Tuesday for allegedly battering his live-in girl friend.

Deputy City Attorney Kenneth Tso said Irvin, 38, issued a no-contest plea to the charge of spousal battery before Van Nuys Municipal Court Judge Alan Ellis. The judge also ordered Irvin to complete a year of domestic violence counseling and stay away from the woman.

Police said the victim, 40, whose identity was not made public, told officers she had been living with Irvin for six months prior to a weekend argument at their apartment in the Reseda area of Los Angeles.

The woman called police at 1 a.m. Sunday and said Irvin punched her in the right eye during an argument over keys to the apartment. Police said she had a visible bruise below her right eye.

Irvin played cornerback and returned kicks for the Rams from 1980-89, and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1985-86. The former Kansas University player is among the Rams’ career interception leaders.

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