OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) -- Pro Bowl linebacker Ray Lewis will not have to wear electronic monitoring equipment while awaiting trial on murder charges.
The Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl linebacker, however, was scheduled to meet with corrections officials today to determine what other stipulations might be placed on him pending his trial in Georgia.
Lewis is under indictment for the stabbing deaths of two men following a Super Bowl party in Atlanta.
LaMont W. Flanagan, commissioner of pretrial detention and services for Maryland, said his department agreed to conduct weekly tests for drugs and alcohol and to have a caseworker meet with Lewis weekly at the pretrial services office in Baltimore.
Lewis' bond requires him to stay in Maryland unless he is traveling to Georgia for court appearances or to meet with his lawyers. It doesn't permit him to visit Florida, where his fiancee and two of his children live.
Lewis, meanwhile, made a brief statement proclaiming his innocence after returning from Georgia on Thursday.
''You've heard many times before from my attorneys and from a lot of other people, but now you get to hear it from me: I am innocent,'' Lewis said Thursday. ''I'm looking forward to the day all the facts come out, everything is out front and my name is cleared.''
Lewis also had a message for those who were close to Richard Lollar, 24, and Jacinth Baker, 21 -- the two men killed in the Jan. 31 stabbings.
''I am sorry about the tragedy that occurred in Atlanta. I mean, my sympathy goes out to the families, the friends of both of the men that died. I know their hearts are broken,'' he said.
As he spoke, Lewis was surrounded by team management, including owner Art Modell and coach Brian Billick.
Lewis thanked God, his family, teammates and fans -- ''everybody who was there with me. I feel so sorry for them because it has been very hard for them.''
Under a gag order in a murder case, Lewis couldn't say much more. And right after he said it, he left the Ravens complex, got into a car and went home for the first time since he headed for Atlanta in a rented limousine.
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