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Posted at 9:23 AM ET, 11/ 4/2010

Assault charges for high school wrestler

By Washington Post editors

A two-time Maryland high school wrestling champion facing first-degree assault charges will be tried as an adult, The Baltimore Sun reports.

James Patrick Downey III of Linthicum is charged with assaulting a man in a parking lot near M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore in November 2009. Downey was 17 at the time of the incident. He is 18 now.

Downey, who went undefeated as a wrestler for three years at two different schools, named an academic all-state wrestler, and played quarterback part of this year's football season, was being recruited by several colleges for both sports.

He and a former wrestling teammate also have been charged with assaulting two Navy football players at a Baltimore nightclub in June 2010. In September, Downey and two other teens, were charged with assaulting and robbing a 16-year-old who tried to sell Downey marijuana, according to charging documents.

By Washington Post editors  | November 4, 2010; 9:23 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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Comments

What's his GPA? Any school behavioral problems? Drug screens?

Posted by: 10bestfan | November 4, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

His GPA is irrelevant to the discussion as are behavioral problems in school. He's already shown a pattern of violence against others. He is a prime example of someone who should be locked away from society.

Posted by: tyree230 | November 4, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

If he isn't, this goon should be behind bars awaiting trial. He's without doubt a danger to society.

I hope his next victim's lawyer sues for everything Downey's family owns, and then some.

Posted by: clitteigh | November 4, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

There are a lot of problems associated with this family, especially repetitive violence.

Posted by: jnrentz@aol.com | November 4, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

There are a lot of problems associated with this family, especially repetitive violence.

Posted by: jnrentz@aol.com | November 4, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Another entitled, pampered athlete.

Posted by: Nghbrhdwatch | November 4, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

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