Thursday, August 7, 2008

Simmons convicted, rejected by USC

On Wednesday, A Compton Superior court judge convicted Maurice Simmons on charges of assault and burglary. The conviction carries a sentence anywhere between 3 to 8 years, and stems from a robbery in the city of Torrance, where the victim was held at gunpoint.

The linebacker from Dominguez High School signed a letter of intent and committed to Southern Cal in March. His older brother, Melvin, was a Trojan, and his younger brother, Marquis, is a High School senior and Trojans commit. Though his attorney looks to appeal the verdict and push for probation, the conviction likely ends Simmons’ career at USC before it ever began.

"He can write off his days at USC," said Michael Carney, who is Simmons' attorney. "They're not going to take him."

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