View Full Version : Sampson agrees to settlement

09-06-2006, 11:39 AM
Former NBA star Ralph Sampson has agreed to serve two months in jail and pay more than $300,000 in past and future child support, SI.com has learned.

The agreement comes two days before Sampson is scheduled to go on trial to face federal charges of mail fraud, perjury and nonsupport. It concludes a legal saga that began in 2003 when federal authorities charged Sampson with failing to support two of the eight children he has with five women.

Sampson, who was college player of the year for three consecutive seasons at the University of Virginia, is scheduled to appear before a federal judge in Richmond on Thursday morning to finalize the settlement.

Sampson's attorney, James Roberts, will ask U.S. District Court Judge James Spencer to delay Sampson's incarceration until the spring of 2007. A portion of the child support money is already on deposit with Roberts's law firm, and Roberts expects Sampson to have the remainder in time for the hearing on Thursday.


09-06-2006, 02:35 PM
Eight children with five women??? Who does Ralph think he is?....Shawn Kemp?


09-06-2006, 11:40 PM
Calvin Murphy has 14 children with 9 different women. Sampson is playing in the minors with those kinda numbers if he wants to be compared to Murphy.