Marv Albert Indicted

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ARLINGTON, Va.: Marv Albert, the upbeat NBC sportscaster known as the voice of the New York Knicks, has been indicted on charges of assault and sodomy. His accuser, a 41-year-old female friend from Vienna, Va., claims that Albert viciously bit her several times on the back during a Feb. 12 argument in his Ritz-Carlton hotel room in Washington, D.C. Albert then allegedly forced the woman to perform oral sex, according to the indictment. Albert was in town for a match between the Knicks and the Washington Bullets in nearby Landover, Md. In a statement, the sportscaster said the charges against him were false and that he intends to vigorously defend himself. "I am confident that I will be completely exonerated when these allegations are addressed in a public courtroom," he said. If found guilty of forcible sodomy, the 53-year-old Albert could face five years to life in prison. The assault charge carries a penalty of up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine.