Horse Tracks - 3/2/10 - Witness places gun in Clark's hands

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Good Morning, Broncos Country!  The trial of Wille Clark, the man police believe pulled the trigger the night Darrent Williams was killed, entered its second week yesterday with the prosecution's key witness taking the stand.  Daniel 'Ponytail' Harris was with Clark the night of the murder and says he saw Clark pull the trigger of the gun that fired multiple bullets into the stretch limo carrying Williams, Javon Walker and others.  It is this testimony of a man already in prison on drug charges, that will likely be the key to the case.

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Everybody’s All-American " DenverBroncos.com
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Drug dealer testifies Clark was lone shooter in Darrent Williams' death - The Denver Post
A prolific and admitted crack-cocaine dealer now in the federal witness protection program told a Denver jury Monday that he saw Willie D. Clark shoot at a limousine carrying Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams.

Witness says he saw Clark shoot - The Denver Post
Willie D. Clark, 26, is on trial in the death of Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams early New Year's Day 2007. Williams was riding in a stretch Hummer limousine near 11th Avenue and Speer Boulevard when a single bullet struck him in the neck.

Denver's best sports venue? It's Coors - The Denver Post
The other day, a bunch of us sports guys were whining, as sports guys often do. We were lamenting what an ugly, gray winter it's been. Mercifully, talk soon turned to baseball, green grass and summer nights at Coors Field.

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What is Peppers worth as a free agent? | National Football Post
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