A Violent Streak of Her Own

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NEW YORK: Finally speaking for himself after NBC confirmed that he will broadcast Saturday’s NBA playoff game between Chicago and Miami, Sportscaster Marv Albert maintained that he did not assault a woman in Washington, D.C. "In light of the substance and source of the allegations that have surfaced in the last 48 hours," he said, "I would like to reassert my innocence and reiterate that all the charges against me are false." Albert faced the press hours after reports surfaced that his alleged victim is facing trial on charges that she threatened to kill a former boyfriend when he planned to take a vacation without her. In an affidavit filed with the District of Columbia Superior Court, the woman's ex-boyfriend says he received three threatening cell phone calls from the woman on March 13, about one month before the alleged incident with Albert at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. In one call, the boyfriend claims she told him that police "are going to find four bodies: you, your girlfriend, your dog and me," if he left without her. The woman, who resides in Vienna, Va., goes to trial on July 30 and faces up to six months in prison and a $500 fine if found guilty of the charges.