NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha had to pay bail for deadly crash, judge rules

Former NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha remains on house arrest after a judge Friday overruled a prosecutor’s objection to extended bail. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ordered the former cornerback, charged with involuntary manslaughter,…

NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha had to pay bail for deadly crash, judge rules

Former NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha remains on house arrest after a judge Friday overruled a prosecutor’s objection to extended bail.

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ordered the former cornerback, charged with involuntary manslaughter, to remain confined to his home and not drive vehicles for 45 days. Asomugha’s bail was set at $1.15 million back in September.

Superior Court Judge J. H. Marmur gave Asomugha two weeks to pay the full amount. If Asomugha has more money by then, he will be allowed to travel to the Indianapolis Colts’ NFL city, where he signed as a free agent in 2018 after six seasons with the Oakland Raiders.

Asomugha faces the charges in connection with a deadly Los Angeles-area car crash in 2015 that killed another man. Asomugha, 33, a Northern California native, was a passenger in an SUV that struck the rear of another vehicle, according to a search warrant affidavit unsealed last month. That vehicle then flipped, and police found the other victim unresponsive with massive head trauma.

The affidavit says Asomugha initially denied contributing to the crash before admitting to police that he was intoxicated. He has previously been charged with misdemeanor hit-and-run, according to court records.

Prosecutors said they do not believe Asomugha was driving the SUV.

According to court records, Asomugha pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence of drugs. Asomugha’s attorney, Jimmy Mettias, said his client maintains his innocence.

“When we got the charges unsealed this week, we acknowledged that the accident occurred on November 9, 2015 and we acknowledge there was a fatality,” Mettias said. “That is pretty much what this case is about. “

CNN has been unable to reach a spokesperson for Asomugha at his current location, according to his attorney.

Asomugha, the 11th overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, went on to play nine seasons with the Oakland Raiders. He was named the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2007.

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