Judge delays Ole Miss coach's trial

CINCINNATI (AP) - A judge in Cincinnati has agreed to delay the
assault trial of Mississippi basketball coach Andy Kennedy until
after the NCAA tournament.
An attorney for Kennedy made the request Friday, and the judge
agreed to schedule the trial for April 20.
A cab driver accused Kennedy of punching him and using ethnic
slurs on Dec. 18, when Kennedy and his team were in town to play in
the SEC/Big East Invitational.
He's charged with a first-degree misdemeanor count of assault,
which would carry a maximum sentence of six months in jail if
Kennedy denied the allegations and filed a defamation lawsuit
against cab driver Mohamed Moctar Ould Jiddou.
Jiddou on Friday filed a counter lawsuit.

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