Security concerns have forced Wednesday's court appearance for Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant to be scheduled late in the day.
A spokeswoman for the state court system says Eagle County
sheriff's deputies want to do a security sweep of the courthouse
before Bryant's four p-m hearing.
The late hour also allows other court business to be finished
before Bryant appears.
Bryant is accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old hotel
worker. He's admitted having sex with the woman, but says it was
Security has become more of a concern in recent days because of
threats to the Eagle County district attorney's office and the
No arrests have been made in connection with the threats.
Several agencies are investigating.
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