Kobe Bryant, 2003 News

professional basketball player, was charged with sexual assault in July. He's accused of raping a 19-year-old receptionist and concierge at a Vail, Colorado, spa. He denied the allegation, but did admit to having sex with her. Bryant, who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers, had enjoyed a squeaky-clean reputation and was considered one of basketball's most decent players.

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