Tony Dorsett's nephew faces more jail time for probation violation

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Just a month after his sentence for leading a cocaine conspiracy was reduced to time served, Anthony A. Dorsett -- nephew of the similarly named retired football star -- is facing charges again, and potential revocation of his federal release.

Dorsett, 37, of Aliquippa, was arrested Saturday, according to Beaver County Court of Common Pleas filings. Today a U.S. probation officer filed a petition to revoke his release following his May 19 departure from the federal prison system.

According to the officer's petition, police responded to a call from Jessie's Cafe in Aliquippa, and met a victim with "a large laceration on his head." Witnesses blamed Dorsett, saying he pulled a gray revolver and struck the victim in the head.

Dorsett faces a July 1 preliminary hearing on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession of a firearm without a license.

Tony Dorsett, the Dallas Cowboys Hall of Famer and University of Pittsburgh Heisman Trophy winner, is the defendant's uncle.

Anthony A. Dorsett was sentenced to 30 years in prison for conspiring to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine. However, after he publicly cooperated against several of his co-conspirators, including in the case against the killers of Jordan Cain, 20, Dorsett saw his sentence changed to time served after just 5 1/2 years.


Rich Lord: rlord@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1542. Twitter: @richelord. First Published June 25, 2014 12:00 AM

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