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  • Vegas Stadium Deal for Raiders Passes First Hurdle

    10/11/2016 7:18:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    A bill to raise hotel taxes to fund an NFL stadium for the Oakland Raiders and a convention center expansion has crossed its first hurdle in the Nevada Legislature. The Nevada Senate voted 16-5 on Tuesday to approve the measure. Democratic opponents have said they oppose putting public funds to a project backed by billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, while Republican opponents oppose raising taxes.
  • Man on Life Support After Raiders Fans' Beating at NFL Game: Kin

    10/04/2016 2:42:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 10/4/16 | Lori Bordonaro
    The two suspects are Oakland Raiders fans from New York Two Raiders fans from the tri-state -- including one who is a firefighter -- were charged with assault after authorities said they critically injured a man at a Baltimore Ravens game over the weekend. Susan Bauer told WBAL in Baltimore that her 55-year-old brother Joseph Bauer was attending the game with his wife Sunday when he got into an argument with a group of Raiders fans at M&T Bank Stadium. Authorities said that the two attackers, 28-year-old Scott Smith and 31-year-old Andrew Nappi, got angry when the siblings let a...
  • Ex-49ers standout Dana Stubblefield charged with rape of disabled woman

    05/02/2016 5:50:40 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 02 MAY 2016 | WFAA.COM
    Former 49ers defensive tackle and Super Bowl champion Dana Stubblefield was charged Monday with the rape of a “developmentally delayed” disabled woman, the Santa Clara (Calif.) County District Attorney’s office announced. According to the San Jose Mercury News, prosecutors said the 5-foot, 105-pound woman was assaulted on April 9, 2015 during an interview at Stubblefield’s home for a babysitting job. "This was a crime of violence against a vulnerable victim," Deputy District Attorney Tim McInerny said in a statement. "She was looking for a job and she was unconscionably assaulted."
  • Ken Stabler, the standout Raiders quarterback who died in July, had severe C.T.E.

    02/03/2016 4:27:19 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 67 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2-3-16 | John Branch
    Shortly before he died last July, the former N.F.L. quarterback Ken Stabler was rushed away by doctors, desperate to save him, in a Mississippi hospital. His longtime partner followed the scrum to the elevator, holding his hand. She told him that she loved him. Stabler said that he loved her, too. "I turned my head to wipe the tears away," his partner, Kim Bush, said recently. "And when I looked back, he looked me dead in the eye and said, 'I'm tired.' " They were the last words anyone in Stabler’s family heard him speak. "I knew that was it,"...
  • Chargers, Raiders and Rams all apply for relocation to L.A.

    01/04/2016 8:08:47 PM PST · by Perdogg · 99 replies
    The Chargers made it official Monday night. The AFC West franchise wants out of San Diego, its home since 1961. The Chargers, nearly seven months after breaking off negotiations with San Diego city and county officials, formally submitted relocation documents with the NFL on Monday, the first day of the league’s window for franchises to apply to move. The Rams and Raiders also applied for relocation Monday night, setting up a three-way race for no more than two spots in the Los Angeles-Orange County market that will likely be decided by a vote of the league’s owners next week in...
  • Texans owner: Raiders, Chargers look like favorites to move to Los Angeles

    12/16/2015 9:14:41 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 16, 2015 | December 16, 2015
    Don't be surprised if NFL moving trucks show up in Oakland and San Diego next year. According to Texans owner Bob McNair, sending those two teams to Los Angeles is slowly starting to turn into the NFL's most likely relocation scenario. All 32 NFL owners are set to meet in Houston on Jan. 12-13 with one big goal: Figure out who's moving to L.A. To make the move to Los Angeles, a team needs to get approval from 24 of the league's 32 owners, and thanks to a last ditch effort by the city of St. Louis, McNair doesn't see...
  • Police considering charges against Oakland Raiders player accused of taunting K-9 officer

    11/10/2015 12:12:07 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 64 replies
    WPXI ^ | November 10, 2015
    PITTSBURGH — Allegheny County Police are considering charges against an Oakland Raiders football player for taunting a K-9 officer. The incident occurred after the Steelers game ended Sunday afternoon, according to officials.
  • San Diego Chargers will file for relocation to Los Angeles in January

    10/24/2015 8:02:21 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 48 replies
    SI ^ | Sat Oct. 24, 2015
    The San Diego Chargers will file for relocation to Los Angeles when the NFL opens the application window in January, Mark Fabiani told The Mighty 1090 AM radio show. “At this point yes, because there's no sign that the other team or teams are not going to file,” said Fabiani, who serves as the Chargers’ special counsel. “Everyone assumes all three teams will file, and in that case we can't afford to lose our market in Los Angeles and Orange County.”
  • L.A. relocation could set up clash of titans among NFL owners

    08/21/2015 10:23:21 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 32 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 11, 2015 | Sam Farmer
    The NFL's meandering road back to the nation's second-largest market wound through Chicago on Tuesday, with team owners hearing the competing Los Angeles stadium pitches for the first time. A league that goes to great lengths to avoid pitting owner against owner — revenue sharing, salary cap, and cross-ownership rules that preclude owners from fighting over the sports dollar in the same cities — is now bracing for a clash of the titans. "I guess you could use the metaphor of musical chairs, and there's a bit of that going on," said Steve Tisch, co-owner of the New York Giants...
  • Fort Myers police chief (White man)fired after detainment of NFL, ex-USF star (Black man)

    08/20/2015 7:58:15 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 9 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | August 16, 2015 | Associated Press
    Fort Myers Police Chief Douglas Baker has been fired for the wrongful detainment in February of former University of South Florida football player Nate Allen, who now plays with the NFL’s Oakland Raiders. Fort Myers city manager (a Black man)sent a letter to the mayor Friday notifying him of Baker’s termination after Allen’s controversial arrest in February.
  • Ten Brands That Will Disappear in 2013 [Al Gore's Current TV on the ropes]

    06/26/2012 6:45:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/21/12 | Douglas A. McIntyre
    Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 important American brands that we predict are going to disappear within a year. This year’s list reflects the brutally competitive nature of certain industries and the reason why companies cannot afford to fall behind in efficiency, innovation or financing...
  • Raiders offensive lineman donates game check to 4-year-old with rare heart condition

    12/21/2014 4:24:00 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    SB Nation ^ | December 21, 2014 | Rodger Sherman
    The Raiders went above and beyond for the family of 4-year-old Ava Urrera -- especially offensive lineman Menelik Watson. I can't quite say I've ever heard anything like the story of the Oakland Raiders and 4-year-old Ava Urrera of Las Vegas, which Jay Glazer just told on Fox's NFL Sunday pregame show. Urrera has a heart condition Glazer described as equivalent to having "half a heart," and this post indicates doctors aren't too hopeful. Glazer had told the Raiders about her story, and they put together an amazing experience for her and her family: they made her captain for a day,...
  • No NFL team moving to Los Angeles for 2015, report says

    12/21/2014 3:38:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 20, 2014 | Frank Schwab
    Until we have some actual progress involving an NFL team moving to Los Angeles, maybe it's best to stop the breathless speculation about which teams will move there. There won't be a team moving to Los Angeles in 2015.'s Adam Schefter said commissioner Roger Goodell told the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams – the three hottest candidates to move to L.A. if that ever happened – that there will be no team in Los Angeles next season.
  • The classless NFL clowns, and the ‘experts’ who enable them

    12/13/2014 9:13:37 PM PST · by TBP · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 12, 2014 | Phil Mushnick
    To save time and syllables, we’re going journo-green today. Thus “common sense” will be replaced by “it,” as in “getting it.” And that’s the point: “it” doesn’t matter, not anymore. It doesn’t matter that the absurd, the grossly inaccurate and the just plain stupid easily can be eliminated. It is what it is. And that’s it. There will be no deviation from, let alone elimination of, the ridiculous, no matter how self-evident.
  • Rams mimic Ferguson protesters with 'Hands up, don't shoot' gesture

    11/30/2014 11:56:37 AM PST · by Veggie Todd · 65 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | November 30, 2014 | Josh Katzowitz
    A few days after Saints tight end Benjamin Watson wrote a moving post about Ferguson and all that's happened there since the shooting death of Michael Brown, a few Rams players gave their own tribute Sunday.
  • Rams show support for Ferguson with “hands up, don’t shoot” entrance

    11/30/2014 1:00:38 PM PST · by balch3 · 95 replies
    Fox2Now ^ | Nov 30, 2014 | KTVI
    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis Rams took the field at the Edward Jones Dome in a show of support for the Ferguson protesters. Rams players including Stedman Bailey, Jared Cook, Chris Givens and receivers Tavon Austin and Kenny Britt took to the field with their hands up. The “hands up, don’t shoot” sign has been a hallmark of protesters since the August 9th shooting. The St. Louis Rams are playing the Oakland Raiders. The hometown team is leading 44-0 in the 4th quarter. The gesture made another appearance after a touchdown in the first quarter.
  • Don Manoukian lived a full, fun life (professional wrestler, Oakland Raider)

    09/24/2014 2:28:01 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling ^ | September 24, 2014 | Greg Oliver
    Don Manoukian, the original Oakland Raider who turned to pro wrestling, died Tuesday in Reno, Nevada at age 80.
  • Raiders cheerleader sues, says pay is less than $5 an hour

    01/24/2014 4:30:02 AM PST · by foreverfree · 52 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/22/14 | Bob Egelko
    Lacy T. accused the Raiders in a lawsuit Wednesday of failing to pay the Raiderettes minimum wages for the work they do, both on the sidelines and in the community for charity. The team also sticks them with travel costs and levies "fines" that eat into their meager salary, she said. She filed her lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court as a proposed class action on behalf of 40 current Raiderettes and other members of the squad over the past four years. And she said she hopes other NFL cheerleaders will join the fray.
  • Peyton Manning set passing record by 1 yard, but was a 7-yard pass vs. Oakland really a lateral?

    12/31/2013 5:25:19 AM PST · by Perdogg · 146 replies
    Peyton Manning set a huge NFL record on Sunday, and barely. A touchdown pass late in the second quarter to Demaryius Thomas broke Drew Brees' single-season record for passing yards by 1 yard. Or did it?
  • Raiders practice delayed due to suspicious substance on field

    08/16/2012 9:10:49 PM PDT · by Robwin · 16 replies
    Yahoo answers ^ | 2009 | Wish I Knew
    OAKLAND (CA)--Oakland Raiders football practice was delayed nearly two hours today after a player reported finding an unknown white powdery substance on the practice field. Head coach Art Shell immediately suspended practice and called the police and federal investigators. After a complete analysis, FBI forensic experts determined that the white substance unknown to players was the GOAL LINE. Practice resumed after special agents decided the team was unlikely to encounter the substance again this season.
  • Former Oakland Raiders player Anthony Smith charged with 4 murders

    07/04/2012 11:29:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    City News Service ^ | July 4, 2012
    LANCASTER - Former Los Angeles-Oakland Raiders defensive end Anthony Wayne Smith -- who was awaiting a retrial on a charge stemming from an October 2008 killing -- has been charged with three other murders in a case in which he could face the death penalty, according to a court document released Tuesday. | » POLICE NEWS
  • Ben Davidson, towering Raiders lineman, dies at 72

    07/04/2012 11:11:41 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 3, 2012 | Tom FitzGerald
    Ben Davidson, a towering pass rusher who wore a handlebar mustache and terrorized Raiders opponents in the 1960s and early '70s, died Monday night of prostate cancer. He was 72.
  • Ten Brands That Will Disappear In 2013

    06/21/2012 12:33:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 06/21/2012
    Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 important American brands that we predict will to disappear within a year. This year’s list reflects the brutally competitive nature of certain industries and the reason why companies cannot afford to fall behind in efficiency, innovation or financing. American Airlines will disappear in 2013 because of its inefficiency. It was the premier carrier in the United States for almost 30 years — even surviving through periods when most other carriers went bankrupt. However, it lost its critical advantage of scale when Northwest merged with Delta (NYSE: DAL) and Continental merged with United (NYSE:...
  • Buffalo Bills, Detriot Lions - both 2-0 ??

    09/18/2011 1:38:40 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 50 replies
    When was the last time both and Buffalo and Detriot won their first two games? The Lions put up 48 points on KC today, Buffalo put up 38.
  • Own JaMarcus Russell's Foreclosed Oakland Mansion

    03/05/2011 6:16:04 AM PST · by STONEWALLS · 34 replies · 1+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 3-4-11 | SAJID FAROOQ
    JaMarcus Russell's return to greatness isn't going as well as planned. The former No. 1 pick of the Oakland Raiders, famous for wearing mink coats and taxing a heavy toll on the team's bench, needs to find a job soon. Foreclosure proceedings have started on Russell's Oakland mansion, according to TMZ. If the former LSU star can't come up with $195,512.05 in backed mortgage payments in the next three months, his house will be auctioned off. Russell purchased the house in 2007 for $3 million before he even signed his contract with the Raiders. The 5,800-square-foot has six bedrooms, six...
  • Own JaMarcus Russell's Foreclosed Oakland Mansion ( NFL )

    03/04/2011 7:23:05 AM PST · by george76 · 70 replies
    nbc ^ | Mar 4, 2011 | SAJID FAROOQ
    Former Raiders' QB is losing his home to foreclosure. JaMarcus Russell's return to greatness isn't going as well as planned... The former No. 1 pick of the Oakland Raiders... ... Russell returned to his native Alabama after being released by the Raiders in 2009. His attempts to return to the NFL have been slowed down by charges that Russell was illegally sipping "purple drank." The Raiders signed Russell to a six-year contract worth up to $68 million, with $31.5 million guaranteed. But in true Al Davis fashion, the team is trying to recuperate some of that signing bonus.
  • Al Davis gives state of the Raiders

    01/19/2011 3:35:59 PM PST · by Popman · 10 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Jan 18, 9:55 pm EST | JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer
    Davis spent a larger portion of a more than 100-minute news conference explaining why he fined former coach Tom Cable $120,000 in the final year of his contract. Davis says he withheld the money from Cable’s last six checks because of the strain on the organization from lawsuits involving Cable assaulting a former assistant coach and a former girlfriend. SNIP “Can’t get the story,” Davis said. “You know, it’s like Gitmo. Trying to find out, did they waterboard those guys or not? No, really. It’s hard to believe. How many guys went in? Four guys went into the room with...
  • Raiders: Tom Cable out; Source: Hue Jackson in

    01/04/2011 9:36:17 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 4, 2011 | Vittorio Tafur
    An 8-8 record, the Raiders' best mark since 2002, was not good enough for owner Al Davis, as he informed Tom Cable on Tuesday night that the team will not pick up the option in the head coach's contract. Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson will become the head coach, a source close to Jackson said. Raiders senior executive John Herrera, however, there was no second announcement coming.
  • Ex-Raiders safety Tatum dies - (Heart attack at 61..)

    07/27/2010 12:25:17 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 44 replies · 1+ views
    ESPN ^ | July 27, 2010 | ESPN
    Former Oakland Raiders and Ohio State defensive back Jack Tatum has died of a heart attack. Tatum, a three-time Pro Bowler, was 61.
  • NFL Coaching News: Mike Leach to the Oakland Raiders?

    01/04/2010 9:35:04 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 65 replies · 2,226+ views
    Bleacher Report ^ | January 04, 2010 | Dumont Walker
    Today has been nothing short of amazing it terms of NFL news. Things have been especially entertaining here in the Washington D.C. area, where the Washington Redskins always keep you busy during the offseason. However, this bit of news comes from the other side of the country, all the way in Oakland. According to sources at the Dan Patrick Show, the Oakland Raiders are very interested in former Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach. While it would be a surprising move, it would actually make some sense. Current Raiders' coach Tom Cable has been under fire all season, beginning with...
  • (Raider Nation) NFL Team's Attire Holds Gang Appeal

    09/02/2007 9:32:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies · 7,542+ views ^ | Saturday, September 1, 2007 | JOHN F. BERRY
    NFL team's attire holds gang appeal 10:00 PM PDT on Saturday, September 1, 2007 By JOHN F. BERRY The Press-Enterprise SAN BERNARDINO - The Oakland Raiders, a dozen years after fleeing Los Angeles, finished the 2006 regular season with a 2-14 record -- the worst in the NFL. Despite the teams' embarrassing performance, silver-and-black attired Raider Nation fans significantly outnumber any other sports team appearing daily at the main San Bernardino County courthouse in downtown San Bernardino. Criminal gang prosecutors are unimpressed. "Generally speaking, those wearing Raiders gear in Southern California are associated with gangs," said Cheryl Kersey, who leads...
  • Raiders Sign QB Daunte Culpepper (We're Now On Plan H)

    08/01/2007 12:52:30 AM PDT · by GOP_Raider · 60 replies · 1,102+ views ^ | 31 July 2007 | Unattributed
    The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent QB Daunte Culpepper, Raiders Head Coach Lane Kiffin announced after this afternoon's Training Camp practice at the team's Napa Valley Training Complex. The 6'4", 265-pound Culpepper spent last season with the Miami Dolphins. Culpepper, who is entering his ninth season in the NFL, spent the first seven years of his NFL career with the Minnesota Vikings. "We are very excited to have Daunte, and add him to the mix and see if he can help us," Coach Kiffin said. "We think that he adds definite competition." The former Central Florida star has played...
  • [Socialist] Union complaints prompt cancellation of Raiders workouts

    06/16/2007 2:04:00 AM PDT · by GOP_Raider · 30 replies · 855+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 15 June 2007 | AP (Unattributed)
    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders canceled the final week of their offseason training program Friday after complaints from the NFL players' union about the intensity of the practices. In a brief statement, coach Lane Kiffin said the players' union believes the Raiders' offseason program violated league rules on practice standards. "The union has complained about the high level of intensity, player aggressiveness and fast pace of our practices and, as a result, has taken away the final week of our offseason program," said Kiffin, the NFL's youngest and least experienced head coach.
  • Oakland Coliseum wins Raiders lawsuit on appeal

    11/17/2006 4:22:15 PM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies · 249+ views
    AP ^ | 11/17/6 | DAVID KRAVETS
    A state appeals court on Friday threw out a jury's $34.2 million award to the Oakland Raiders over accusations that managers of the Oakland Coliseum falsely promised a sold-out stadium to lure the team back to the Bay Area. The case dates to 1995, when Raiders owner Al Davis maneuvered to get his team out of Southern California after revenues waned, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum's foundation was shaken by an earthquake and a deal collapsed to build a new stadium and horse track. The Oakland deal, first inked in 1995 and renegotiated a year later, gave the Raiders a...
  • Interceptions lift Raiders over Steelers

    10/29/2006 8:04:16 PM PST · by maineman · 28 replies · 406+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 10/29/2006 | JOSH DUBOW, AP
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- As putrid as the Oakland Raiders were to start the season, they're now at least as good -- or is it bad? -- as the Super Bowl champs. Chris Carr returned an interception by Ben Roethlisberger 100 yards for a touchdown, Nnamdi Asomugha also took back an interception for a score and the Raiders mounted a late goal-line stand to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-13 Sunday.
  • NFL: QB Brooks agrees on two-year deal with Raiders

    03/22/2006 8:50:46 PM PST · by cgk · 15 replies · 232+ views ^ | 3-22-06 | Len Pasquarelli
    Wednesday, March 22, 2006QB Brooks agrees on two-year deal with Raiders By Len Unrestricted free agent quarterback Aaron Brooks, the former New Orleans starter released last week after the Saints signed Drew Brees, has reached agreement with the Oakland Raiders on a two-year contract. Aaron Brooks Quarterback New Orleans Saints Profile 2005 SEASON STATISTICS Att Comp Yds TD Int Rat 431 240 2680 13 17 70.0 Financial details of the contract were not yet available, but league sources said Brooks' compensation will be commensurate to that of many starters in the league, averaging between $4 million-$5 million. The contract...
  • Pat Tillman's Former Teammate Joins Marines

    03/10/2006 2:53:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 105 replies · 2,132+ views
    NewsMax ^ | March 10, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    A former college teammate of Pat Tillman – the NFL player who left football to join the Army and was killed in Afghanistan – has followed in his footsteps and joined the Marines. Jeremy Staat, who also played professional football, left the game at age 29 to endure the rigors of boot camp and life in the military. Staat was an offensive lineman at Arizona State University while Tillman played there, and the two were roommates. After college, Staat moved on to the National Football League, playing with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks and St. Louis Rams, plus...
  • Art Shell (re-)hired as Raiders head coach

    02/11/2006 11:06:13 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 260+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/11/06 | Josh Dubow - ap
    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Al Davis turned to a familiar face to turn the Oakland Raiders around after the worst three-year stretch since he joined the franchise more than four decades ago. Davis hired Art Shell for his second stint as Raiders coach Friday night, one day after Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt became the latest candidate to tell the team he didn't want the job. Shell, a long shot when the 5 1/2 -week search began after Norv Turner was fired Jan. 3, first talked to Davis about taking the job last week. The 59-year-old Shell met most...
  • Raiders Fired Norv Turner

    01/03/2006 1:52:09 PM PST · by Paul8148 · 29 replies · 405+ views
    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders fired coach Norv Turner on Tuesday following consecutive losing seasons in which the team managed only one victory in its division. The 53-year-old Turner, who had a year remaining on his contract worth about $1.75 million, had known his job was in jeopardy for the last two months after struggling to get the most out of star receiver Randy Moss and an offense that also included quarterback Kerry Collins, receiver Jerry Porter and running back LaMont Jordan.
  • ExtremeSkins Fan View: Loaded For Bear

    09/09/2005 5:03:30 AM PDT · by 7thson · 11 replies · 808+ views ^ | September 8, 2005 | Mark Steven
    An anonymous wise man once said, "the only good preseason is a finished preseason...with, like, no major injuries." Perhaps our undercover wise man fails to quite stand alongside Longfellow for etymological elegance, but he was most assuredly on point in the case of the 2005 Washington Redskins. Roughly four days hence, what transpired over the past four weeks will be but a fleeting memory--the casually discarded satin prelude to an evening of intimate revelry. Ahem. Bottom line, the 2005 preseason was a good one. And that's all I have to say about that. When we last left the real Washington...
  • Ex-Raider Robbins arrested on marijuana charge

    08/14/2005 2:44:52 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 16 replies · 441+ views
    AP via ESPN ^ | Aug. 14, 2005, 5:17 PM ET | Staff
    SAN ANTONIO -- Former NFL offensive lineman Barret Robbins, awaiting trial on attempted murder, was arrested on a marijuana possession charge, police said Sunday. Robbins, a former Pro Bowler with the Oakland Raiders, was detained Saturday night after a bike patrol officer noticed the smell of marijuana coming from his car, Officer Joe Rios said. "We had probable cause and the officer saw a marijuana pipe in plain view on the center console," Rios said. "He gave no resistance and was very passive, but officers were aware of his violent past." In January, Robbins was shot twice in the chest...
  • U.S. Army Otis Sistrunk, Former NFL Star Glad to Serve Soldiers

    02/11/2005 5:04:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 22 replies · 1,321+ views
    Defend America News ^ | 02/11/05 | Bob Reinert / Northwest Guardian
    DefendAmerica News - U.S. Army Otis Sistrunk U.S. Army Otis Sistrunk Former NFL Star Glad to Serve Soldiers By Bob Reinert / Northwest Guardian FORT LEWIS, Wash., Feb. 11, 2005 Fort Lewis isn't necessarily where one would expect to find a former All-Pro defensive tackle, a guy who earned a Super Bowl ring, someone who knows John Madden better as his coach than as a network football analyst.It's been a quarter-century since he traded his No. 60 Oakland Raiders jersey for civilian clothes, but Otis Sistrunk looked comfortable as he sat at his desk in the stadium he manages on...
  • Ex-Raider Robbins Shot by Police in Fla.

    01/16/2005 12:13:44 PM PST · by Drew68 · 19 replies · 896+ views
    AP Via Yahoo ^ | 01/16/05
    Ex-Raider Robbins Shot by Police in Fla. MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Former pro football player Barret Robbins was hospitalized Sunday after he was shot by a police officer investigating a burglary at a South Beach office, authorities said. The one-time Pro Bowl center sustained "multiple gunshot wounds" in the torso Saturday night from Miami Beach police investigating a report of a robbery in the administrative office of a building that houses a nightclub, a gym and a jewelry store, police spokesman Bobby Hernandez said. Robbins was inside the office and had a "violent struggle" with detectives before Detective Mike Muley...
  • Suprise: (Warren) Sapp to don silver and black

    03/20/2004 6:28:09 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 227+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/20/04 | Fred Goodall - AP
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Seven-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Warren Sapp agreed to terms on a seven-year, $36.6 million contract with the Oakland Raiders on Saturday, ending his nine-year relationship with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ``The bad news is I won't be back with the Bucs,'' Sapp said by telephone from Miami. ``The good news is I'm a Raider.'' The surprise move came only a day after Sapp's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said the one-time NFL defensive player of the year was close to signing a four-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals. Sapp's contract is expected to be signed within the...
  • Raiders of old weigh in on ouster

    01/01/2004 9:14:57 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies · 96+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 01/01/2004 | Craig Lancaster
    <p>The Raiders officially marked the end of the Bill Callahan era Wednesday, announcing the coach's departure in a five-paragraph news release.</p> <p>So, who's next for the Raiders? After Jon Gruden left for Tampa Bay in February 2002, the team took three weeks to settle on Callahan, then the offensive coordinator. It probably will be a shorter wait this time, with a greater mix of candidates vying for the job.</p>
  • Four Oakland Raiders Including Barret Robbins (Superbowl No-Show) Suspended for Steroids

    11/16/2003 4:57:20 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies · 319+ views
    Four Oakland Raiders have tested positive for the newly discovered steroid THG and face four-game suspensions, CBS reported Sunday. Oakland senior assistant Bruce Allen told The Associated Press that he knew of no suspensions. He criticized the report but wouldn't confirm or deny the reports of the positive tests. "The league's program on testing and information on testing are extremely confidential," Allen said before the Raiders' game against the Minnesota Vikings. "So any reports out of that, someone's either violating the law or making them up. I hope they're able to find the people who spread false rumors." CBS' "The...
  • Suit Seeks Ouster of Raiders' Al Davis

    10/15/2003 4:35:41 AM PDT · by Skooz · 2 replies · 146+ views
    AP via the Kansas City Star ^ | Oct. 14, 2003 | JUSTIN PRITCHARD
    OAKLAND, Calif. - Al Davis, the court-happy impresario of the Oakland Raiders, has met a lawsuit he doesn't like. The family of a team co-founder who hired Davis decades ago is claiming in Alameda County court that he has plundered the franchise for perks that include a private jet and interior decorating at his Palm Springs vacation home. The family claims Davis has mismanaged team finances and compromised the family's one-third ownership in the Raiders - a portion worth hundreds of millions of dollars. What's more, the family says, the team is illegally denying access to its financial books as...
  • NFL won't sack `tuck rule'

    03/14/2002 9:21:46 AM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 7 replies · 394+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 14 March 2002
    <p>The ``tuck rule'' that helped New England defeat the Raiders in the playoffs probably will be retained by the NFL.</p> <p>Tampa Bay General Manager Rich McKay, chairman of the league's eight-member competition committee, said Wednesday that though the group has had extensive discussion on the rule, there is little agreement about changing it.</p>