Judge expected to appoint doctors to examine Brown

January 24, 2012 10:00:00 PM PST
An attorney for former Notre Dame assistant football coach Corwin Brown says he will suggest one possible doctor to evaluate the mental status of his client, who is accused of striking his wife and holding her hostage in their home.

Lawyer William Stanley says he can't recommend any doctors who have already seen Brown because Indiana law requires that two disinterested psychiatrists or psychologists examine him. St. Joseph Superior Court Judge Jane Woodward Miller was expected on Wednesday to appoint two doctors to examine Brown.

The 41-year-old Brown was taken from his home near South Bend on Aug. 12 with a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a seven-hour police standoff. Brown's family has said they believe his actions might stem from brain trauma he suffered while playing college and pro football.

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