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Bryant called 911 hours after DNA test

Emergency officials refuse to name woman who was treated

From Gary Tuchman
CNN

L.A. Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is scheduled to appear next week in a Colorado court.
L.A. Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is scheduled to appear next week in a Colorado court.

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(CNN) -- Just hours after Kobe Bryant returned from a trip to Colorado during which he is charged with sexually assaulting a woman, the NBA star made a 911 call from his home in Newport Beach, California, and paramedics treated a woman there, emergency officials said Friday.

Although there is no indication the call is related to the sexual assault case, it was made shortly after he submitted to DNA testing in Colorado.

According to Newport Beach officials, the call was made from Bryant's home at 12:25 a.m. July 3. The caller hung up without talking. Emergency officials called the home back and talked to Bryant, who they said was the original caller.

Paramedics were dispatched at 12:40 a.m. and provided assistance to a woman lying in bed upon their arrival 10 minutes later. Authorities said "further transport was refused," and the emergency crew left the home by 1:13 a.m.

Officials would not say whether the woman was Bryant's wife, Vanessa.

The star guard for the Los Angeles Lakers will appear in court Wednesday to hear the reading of the sexual assault charge against him. (Full story)

Bryant was charged with one count of sexual assault after a 19-year-old woman told police that he assaulted her June 30 at a mountain lodge where she worked and where Bryant was staying.

Bryant has acknowledged having sex with the woman, but he said it was consensual and that he did not assault her.

The woman went to police July 1, and the next day, Bryant voluntarily submitted to DNA testing at a hospital in Colorado. He then flew home to California.

On July 4, he returned to Colorado, where he was arrested and photographed before posting bond. He then flew back to California.


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