Courtesy of LA Times. July 19, 2003
NBA officials said Friday that Bryant will not be prevented from playing while the case unfolds.
"Yes, he will be allowed to play while proceedings are going on," said Brian McIntyre, the league's senior vice president for basketball communications.
"As with all allegations of a criminal nature," said NBA Commissioner David Stern in a statement, "the NBA's policy is to await the outcome of a judicial proceeding before taking any action. We do not anticipate making further comments during the pendency of the judicial process."
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Column by By Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer