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Court date set in football player's trial

University of Richmond offensive lineman Jimmy Speros is scheduled to appear in court at 9:30 a.m. on March 19 at Richmond-Traffic General District Court in the John Marshall Courts Building following his arraignment this morning.

Speros was arrested Wednesday afternoon on felony charge of hit and run. The felony is a class five charge and carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison. His court date was set at Richmond-Traffic General District Court by Judge Birdie Hairston Jamison. Speros elected to hire his own lawyer for the coming case.

Speros's day started with a 9 a.m. arraignment scheduled at Richmond Machester General District at 920 Hull St. Speros arrived early with his father, former NFL coach Jim Speros, and was the first person of the day called to the stand at approximately 9:08 a.m.

Judge D.E. Cheek read Speros the accusations against him, which included Speros being the driver in an accident where someone was injured, and Speros failing to stop at or report the accident. Speros said he understood the charges.

Cheek then quickly elected to transfer Speros to traffic court located at 400 9th St in Richmond.

Speros was released yesterday on a $3,500 bond.

Contact staff writer David Weissman at david.weissman@richmond.edu

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