Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, attend a news conference at the Staples Center in 2003. The NBA star proclaimed his innocence of the sexual assault charges filed by the district attorney of Eagle, Colo., for the alleged rape of a 19-year-old woman.

Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, attend a news conference at the Staples Center in 2003. The NBA star proclaimed his innocence of the sexual assault charges filed by the district attorney of Eagle, Colo., for the alleged rape of a 19-year-old woman.