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Tuesday, Apr 2, 1996County: Gloucester
Defendant/Suspect: Todd Darren McNair
Case Updates: 1 update(s) available
Todd McNair, a Houston Oilers running back, was arrested and charged with 81 offenses involving the mistreatment of 22 pit bulls being trained on his property for dogfights, the police said.
Seventeen dogs were found tied to trees with chains, all had scars and many appeared malnourished, Lieut. Scott Goess of the East Greenwich police said. He described the condition of the dogs as "appalling."
The case will be presented to the Gloucester County grand jury, Lieutenant Goess said.
He was charged with 17 counts each of violating state animal welfare statutes, including failing to provide shelter for five puppies and keeping 17 unlicensed adult pit bulls. He also was criminally charged with having live animals for the purpose of fighting.
The 30-year-old football player reportedly has a history of run-ins with the police over his pit bulls.
|The grand jury failed to indict Todd McNair on dog-fighting charges, and the case was remanded to the lower court on July 2, 1996. On October 10, 1996, McNair was convicted of 22 misdemeanor counts of failure to provide proper care for his dogs. He paid fines and restitution totaling $16,226.50.|
|Source: East Greenwich Town Court|
Update posted on Jul 30, 2007 - 2:05PM
- USA Today, 04-04-1996, pp 03C.
- New York Times - Apr 4, 1996
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