NBA's Bryant Rejects Sex Assault Charges

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Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant says he's not guilty of the sex-assault charges filed against him in Vail, Colo., contending he had consensual sex with his accuser. He apologizes to his wife and family for adultery. Prosecutors say Bryant used physical force in the encounter with a 19-year-old woman at a Vail hotel. NPR's Tom Goldman reports.



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