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  • NFL Player's Disturbing Rant Revealed

    04/03/2008 8:21:34 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 78 replies · 116+ views
    local6 ^ | April 3, 2008
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jaguars cornerback Brian Williams had not yet made headlines on the football field when he made news off the field, accused of making some offensive comments to an officer the night he was arrested on suspicion of DUI. According to Jacksonville police, Williams went on a racist, profanity-laced rant on the September 2006 night he was charged with driving under the influence. WJXT-TV has obtained court documents detailing what an officer says Williams said to him that night. The officer involved wrote in his notes that Williams called him a, "Honky mother (expletive)." The statement goes on...
  • Titans CB 'Pacman' Jones Placed at Scene of a Shooting

    'Pacman' Jones Placed at Scene of a Shooting Posted Thursday, February 22, 2007 ; 12:06 AM Updated Thursday, February 22, 2007 ; 06:14 AM Former Mountaineer was at the scene of a shooting in Las Vegas. Story by Scott Grayson Email | Bio LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- There has been more trouble for former Mountaineer football player Adam "Pacman" Jones. Security cameras placed him at the scene of a shooting at a strip club in Las Vegas last weekend. One of the owners of the club said Pacman Jones came with the shooter and left with the shooter, and that...
  • Pacman Jones' Criminal History

    08/27/2006 10:38:55 AM PDT · by mcg2000 · 12 replies · 16,020+ views
    Free Republic ^ | August 27, 2006 | Vanity
    Just a quick taste of this "quality" citizen of the NFL community ... 10/2003: Jones was sentenced to one year in jail following a bar fight while he was a student at West Virginia University, but the sentence was suspended and he was placed on two years probation. His probation was scheduled to end on Thursday. 4/27/05: Adam "Pacman" Jones was at Club Blaze in Conley, Ga., around 3 a.m. ET on April 27 when officers responded to a fight involving two women. Andrea Akins, a supervisor at the club, told police she was punched in the mouth by a...
  • 4 Vikings players charged in boat case

    12/15/2005 10:04:57 AM PST · by wallcrawlr · 49 replies · 2,203+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 12.15.05
    A prosecutor has charged four Minnesota Vikings players with three misdemeanors apiece in connection with a bawdy boat party earlier this season on Lake Minnetonka.
  • Bengals Player Arrested For Drug Possession

    12/15/2005 8:37:43 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 19 replies · 949+ views
    9 NEWS CINCINNATI ^ | 12/15/2005 | WCPO NEWS 9
    Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry was arrested for marijuana possession early Thursday morning. Police arrested Henry, 22, in the 300 block of Philadelphia Street in Covington. He posted at least 10 percent of a $1,000 bond and was released from jail. Henry is a Bengals rookie from West Virginia University. It's unclear how the drug arrest will affect Henry's season.
  • Ex-Cowboy Michael Irvin Arrested in Texas

    11/27/2005 4:58:48 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 129 replies · 5,096+ views
    Ex-Cowboy Michael Irvin Arrested in Texas Nov 27 7:53 PM US/Eastern Email this story PLANO, Texas Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after police searched his vehicle during a traffic stop, Plano police said Sunday. Irvin, an ESPN analyst and semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for speeding in Irving after being pulled over Friday afternoon for speeding in Plano, the Plano Police Department said. Police spokesman Mike Johnson said he didn't know what kind of paraphernalia was found. Irvin paid a fine on...
  • Judge sentences ex-Viking to two years for carjacking

    11/19/2004 7:27:26 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 18 replies · 1,018+ views
    pioneer press ^ | Nov. 19, 2004 | DAVID HANNERS
    The man who once wore No. 88 for the Minnesota Vikings will now have a six-digit offender identification number after being sentenced Thursday to two years in prison for a 2003 robbery in which he stole a car.

    11/30/2003 9:52:58 AM PST · by pctech · 17 replies · 187+ views
    Seems Deion and Boomer were arguing about Lawrence Taylor's book and interview. All I gotta say it, GO BOOMER!!!!
  • Widow of NFL Running Back Sentenced to 8 Years for Killing Husband

    11/05/2003 12:11:26 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 19 replies · 285+ views
    TBO ^ | 11/5/03 | Tim Whitmire
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The widow of NFL running back Fred Lane was sentenced to nearly eight years in prison Wednesday for shooting her husband to death three years ago as he walked in the front door. Deidra Lane, 28, broke down in tears as the judge read the sentence. She pleaded guilty in August to voluntary manslaughter. She said her husband had abused her physically and emotionally. "I loved Fred dearly ... but at times he scared me and I didn't know him then," she said. But Judge Timothy Patti gave her the maximum sentence, ruling that the slaying...
  • Lurie says ESPN to blame for negative portrayal of NFL

    10/02/2003 12:31:52 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 37 replies · 227+ views
    AP | 10/0203 | Dan Gelston
    (yes, the felons playing in the league have nothing to do with it) Lurie says ESPN to blame for negative portrayal of NFL By Dan Gelston Associated Press Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie today accused ESPN of "institutional racism" for its decision to hire Rush Limbaugh and for the portrayal of NFL players in the fictional series "Playmakers." ESPN had tarnished its image of being one of the most respected media outlets for NFL coverage for the sake of ratings, Lurie said. The hiring of Limbaugh and the show are examples of "racist potshots" toward the league, he said. "Some of...
  • Chief denies celebrity treatment of Goodrich - player s/b 'dragged down the street in handcuffs'

    01/30/2003 2:20:59 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 3 replies · 235+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 30, 2003 | By JASON TRAHAN / The Dallas Morning News
    Chief denies celebrity treatment of Goodrich Bolton criticized for saying player should've been 'dragged down the street in handcuffs' 01/30/2003 By JASON TRAHAN / The Dallas Morning News Dallas Police Chief Terrell Bolton said this week that if he had had his way, Dallas Cowboys player Dwayne Goodrich would have been paraded in front of cameras after turning himself in following the hit-and-run deaths of two good Samaritans this month. The chief denied that the Police Department gave Mr. Goodrich celebrity treatment when it allowed him to return home after a meeting at his attorney's office with investigators to...
  • Trucker recounts events leading to hit-and-run - 2 killed and 1 injured by Cowboys' Dwayne Goodrich

    01/17/2003 2:57:32 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 21 replies · 431+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 17, 2003 | By ROBERT THARP and JENNIFER EMILY / The Dallas Morning News
    Trucker recounts events leading to hit-and-run 'I'd never seen anything like that, and I was in shock,' driver says 01/17/2003 By ROBERT THARP and JENNIFER EMILY / The Dallas Morning News The interstate was clear in his rearview mirror as long-haul trucker Michael D. Long cruised at 60 mph in the far right lane of Interstate 35E before dawn Tuesday, the trucker said Thursday. Moments later, reckless drivers triggered two collisions, setting in motion a series of events that killed two would-be rescuers and left a Dallas Cowboys player facing felony manslaughter charges, according to the trucker's account and...
  • Cowboy admits role in fatal crash - police were following tip; player was at a Dallas topless club

    01/16/2003 5:51:53 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 28 replies · 501+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 16, 2003 | By ROBERT THARP / The Dallas Morning News
    Cowboy admits role in fatal crash Goodrich's confession in hit-and-run came as police were following tip 01/16/2003 By ROBERT THARP / The Dallas Morning News Police investigating the hit-and-run deaths of two men early Tuesday were pursuing a tip pointing to Dallas Cowboy Dwayne Goodrich when the player's attorney called midafternoon with his client's confession, police officials said Wednesday. At his attorney's Dallas office, Mr. Goodrich provided details about his reckless driving, which killed Joseph Wood and Demont Matthews after the football player's visit to a Dallas topless club. Although the 24-year-old backup cornerback was then allowed to go...
  • NFL clubs to promote diversity program

    12/21/2002 9:35:23 AM PST · by kimosabe31 · 8 replies · 334+ views
    NFL News ^ | 12/21/02
    NFL clubs to promote diversity program (Dec. 20, 2002) -- NFL clubs will implement a comprehensive program to promote diversity in their coaching and front office ranks based upon recommendations of the NFL Committee on Workplace Diversity, the NFL announced. The Committee, appointed by NFL Commissioner Tagliabue on Oct. 31, reviewed its recommendations in a series of conference calls with owners on Dec. 19 and 20. The Committee's recommendations include: Early interview opportunities for playoff coaches. A commitment to interview minority head coaching candidates. Establishment of a coordinator/assistant head coach career data bank. Expanded training and development programs. Expanded internships....
  • NFL=Gratiutous Violence?

    12/05/2002 6:55:06 AM PST · by yankeedame · 137 replies · 1,746+ views
    NEWSWEEK WEB | Thursday, 6 November 2002 | Mark Star
    ‘Boom. And I Hit Him’The NFL should immediately ban the gratuitous violence that our culture venerates. Otherwise, a tragedy is comingNEWSWEEK WEB EXCLUSIVE Nov. 29 — America is a reactive society, not a proactive one. We wait for a crisis and then maybe, just maybe, try to resolve it. It took a disputed presidential election to bring about ballot reform and a terrible terrorist attack to launch a dedicated battle against Osama bin Laden. THEN THERE’S THE sports world. If enough young pitchers are hurt by rocket blasts off aluminum bats, some school associations belatedly move to ban them, as...
  • NFL Player's Charity Event Ends in Brawl

    11/30/2002 2:08:37 PM PST · by Dallas · 43 replies · 885+ views
    REVERE, Mass. -- A charity fund-raiser hosted by New England Patriots linebacker Willie McGinest ended in a brawl involving 300 people, police said. The fight early Friday morning at the "Thanksgiving Jam" at Club Skyline at Wonderland Greyhound Park was caused by tensions over long coat-check lines as people exited, police said. There was one arrest but no serious injuries in the brawl, which 40 police broke up about 2:15 a.m. McGinest was not involved. A Patriots spokesman said the team had no affiliation with event, a benefit for the Ronald McDonald House that drew about 1,000 people. In...