Court date set for former football player

By By Michael McFall, News Editor and By , News Editor

By Michael McFall, News Editor

After months of waiting, missing appearances and a rescheduling, Marquis Wilson finally has his date set for court.

Wilson, a dismissed Utah football player, will be tried before a jury of his peers for assault in the 3rd District Court the morning of Dec. 168212;just one week shy of the anniversary of his alleged crime. Wilson is suspected of repeatedly punching an acquaintance, Jonathan Williams, in Golden Trails Men’s Club last Christmas Eve while they were playing a game of pool, according to the Salt Lake City Police Department.

Wilson had a warrant put out for his arrest but wasn’t brought in until three months later, delaying the judicial process. The courts then tried to set a date for his trial and finally scheduled him to be tried in October. But at the last minute, the courts had to postpone his trial date because of an overload of older cases the judges needed to handle first, said his defense attorney Joshua Bowland. A slot finally opened up for him.

Just a week before Christmas, Wilson will know whether he’ll spend up to a year in jail for the class A misdemeanor offense.

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