LOS ANGELES – Former Carolina Panthers cornerback Ricky
Manning Jr. and two former UCLA football players were charged today
with assault after they allegedly attacked a man in a Denny’s
restaurant in Westwood on April 23, the District Attorney’s office
Manning, 25 (dob 11-18-80), is scheduled to be arraigned after
1:30 p.m. at the Airport Court, Dept. 144, said Deputy District
Attorney Karen Murcia. He is charged in case No. SA060294 with one
count of assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury. He
was released earlier on $30,000 bail.
Charged in the same case are Tyler Ebell, (dob 6-4-83), and
Maurice Christopher Drew, (dob 3-23-85). Ebell and Drew are expected
to surrender and be arraigned at a later date, Murcia said. Bail
will be $30,000 each.
The three former UCLA football players allegedly exchanged words
with a customer in a Denny’s in the 1000 block of Tiverton Avenue in
the early morning hours on April 23. They allegedly attacked the man
and then left the restaurant. Manning was arrested by LAPD officers
a short time later.
Manning, who recently signed with the Chicago Bears, is on
probation for a similar assault in April 2002. If convicted, he
faces up to four years in state prison.