Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Lonny Baxter Update

Lonny Baxter (1998-2002), who as you'll recall was arrested last month on gun charges in Washington, DC, and sentenced to two months in prison, will rejoin his Italian League club, Montepaschi Siena, after his release from jail. He has signed an extension with the club through 2008:

"We're counting on his spirit of renewal," Montepaschi Siena General Manager Ferdinando Minucci told the Associated Press yesterday. Minucci said Baxter is to be released from prison Oct. 11, three days after the Italian season starts, and is then expected to travel to Italy. The team expects Baxter to begin playing by early December, meaning he most likely will miss six to eight games.

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