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Minor-League Footballer Sparks Tussles

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PASCO, Wash. (AP) - A minor league football player is being
evaluated by mental health professionals after two incidents in
which he entered a secured area at the airport and then bit the
finger off a jailer.
Michael Rayfield Hodges, who has played for the Tri-Cities Fever
of arenafootball2, is under close guard in the Franklin County
Hodges, 25, met with a state psychologist on Monday and may face
extended mental health treatment.
His planned appearances in Franklin County Superior Court were
canceled Monday, in part because of security concerns.
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