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Disgraced Olympic sprinter Ben Johnson was ordered...

Disgraced Olympic sprinter Ben Johnson was ordered to stand trial next April on charges of possessing a dangerous weapon and threatening a motorist.

Johnson would not comment outside the Toronto provincial court but his attorney, Martin Kerbel, said the sprinter would plead innocent.

The incident occurred Oct. 6. Ray Taylor, 40, of Toronto said he blocked the progress of a black Porsche, and the driver of the sports car pulled alongside and pointed a gun. Police traced the Porsche to the home of Johnson’s mother and confiscated a starter’s pistol, which fires only blank cartridges, and filed charges Oct. 11.

Johnson, 26, was expelled from the Seoul Olympics and stripped of his 100-meter gold medal after testing positive for steroid use.

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