Clovis News: Sports

Ex-QB Lewis makes bail

Former high school and junior college star quarterback Emmanuel Lewis made bail and has been released from Fresno County Jail, his attorney said Wednesday.

Lewis, 21, pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning in Fresno County Superior Court to three felony charges of selling or offering to sell a controlled substance -- cocaine and Ecstasy.

At the same time, his attorney, David Washington, sought to have his client released on his own recognizance as the case works its way through the courts. The request was denied by Judge Jonathan Conklin.

Outside of court, Washington said family members would work to make bail. It was originally set at $45,000, but Washington said Wednesday that Conklin reduced it to $20,000. Lewis will remain free while his case makes its way through the court system.

Clovis police arrested Lewis on Thursday after a four-month investigation. A news release from Clovis police said undercover officers purchased nearly an ounce of cocaine and 25 Ecstasy pills from Lewis during the past four months.

Lewis played at Tulare from 2003-05 and holds the Central Section career passing record with 8,667 yards. This season, as a sophomore at Fresno City, he threw for 2,227 yards and 21 touchdowns for the 7-4 Rams.