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and not in the best way.  Some of you may remember offensive tackle Kwame Harris from his five years with the 49ers, and a brief stint later with the Raiders.  Harris has been an inactive free agent since 2009, but he's reappeared in the news due to a lawsuit - from a former male partner - alleging domestic violence that carries felony charges, among other things.  Here's the story (with pdf of the complaint), which...  defies summary.  It's almost farcical - soy sauce? underwear? - until the part about the victim requiring a metal plate in his head.  Harris is claiming self-defense:

The punches from Harris broke bones around Geier's eye socket and led a metal plate being installed in his face to repair the physical damage from the beating, his suit says. [Harris' lawyer] Cintean said Geier struck first, but because his injuries were worse, prosecutors elected to charge Harris in connection with the violence.
Suffice to say that Harris' lawyers have confirmed the two had been in a relationship, so that part, at least, is not just an allegation at this point.  ('tho as Deadspin pointed out, a few people knew about Harris' dating history years ago.)

Between this, the Manti Te'o saga, and the Lance Armstrong confession, January 2013 has been quite a month for sports news.


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