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Published: Wednesday, 6/13/2007

Daly, wife trade charges in court, then call a truce

ASSOCIATED PRESS

MEMPHIS - John Daly and his wife called a truce yesterday after dueling court claims of drunken rampage, knife wielding and sexual assault.

Daly, a two-time major champion with a history of hard drinking, showed up at a PGA tournament here on Friday with a face full of scratches and a story about his wife attacking him with a steak knife.

His wife, Sherrie Daly, who went to prison last year in connection with a drug investigation, accused him in a court petition Monday of sexually assaulting her and making up the knife attack to mask his own wrongdoing.

Both asked a Memphis court for protection against the other.

But the hostilities cooled yesterday after a meeting with their attorneys, said Stevan Black, Daly's lawyer.

"It's not the present intent of either of them to press any criminal charges against the other," Black said.

Calls to Sherrie Daly's lawyer were not returned.

Sherrie Daly filed for a divorce last year but the couple still lived together at their residence near the Southwind golf course where Daly played last week in the Stanford St. Jude Championship.

"For the time being, the divorce is still pending and there's been no discussion of reconciliation," Black said. "But it certainly was deemed important to return to civility."

The two have agreed to refrain from further public comments about their marital troubles, Black said.



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