September 23, 2006 |
Anthony Hargrove's unexcused 2-day absence remained unresolved yesterday for the St. Louis Rams. The only certainty is that the defensive end will not be on the field this weekend. Coach Scott Linehan said Hargrove had not been suspended, but would be fined. Rookie Victor Adeyanju will replace him in the lineup tomorrow at Arizona and Brandon Green, inactive the first two games, will be the backup at right end. Hargrove's agent, Reggie Blackwell, said Hargrove was "going through some family and personal issues" that came to a head in a conversation with his parents on Wednesday.
October 28, 2012 |
NFL lawyers filed a motion in U.S. District Court in New Orleans on Friday, arguing that former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue should be allowed to hear appeals on the Saints' bounties case next week. In their motion, NFL lawyers quote defendant Jonathan Vilma's statement to ESPN in which he supported Tagliabue being appointed to the role, saying "I think it's a good first step for Paul to be the neutral arbitrator. " NFL lawyers wrote that, "Mr. Vilma was right that commissioner Tagliabue was a good appointment.
September 14, 2012
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to meet Tuesday with the four players suspended in the Saints' bounty scandal, NFL.com reported Wednesday. An appeals panel last week overturned the suspensions of Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma (2012 season) and defensive end Will Smith (four games) for their roles in the team's bounty program from 2009 to '11. Browns linebacker Scott Fujita got three games and defensive end Anthony Hargrove, now a free agent, got eight. The appeals panel said Goodell must clarify his earlier rulings to ensure that no part of his decisions was based on salary cap violations.
September 20, 2012
Will Smith and Anthony Hargrove met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday about the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal. Scott Fujita's meeting was postponed. Fujita, now with the Cleveland Browns, is undergoing treatment for an injured left knee sustained during the preseason. He was unable to travel to New York, the NFL Players Association said. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the players left the NFL offices around 4 p.m., about three hours after they arrived. Smith and Hargrove did not make themselves available to reporters.
September 9, 2012 |
Avoiding a negative reaction and potentially ugly scene, the Cleveland Browns will honor a request by Art Modell's family and not acknowledge the former owner's death before Sunday's game against the Eagles. The Browns had planned an "appropriate recognition" for Modell, who died on Thursday at the age of 87. But Modell's son David spoke to Browns president Mike Holmgren and asked the team not do anything to recognize the late owner, who remains vilified by many Cleveland fans for moving his team to Baltimore, where they became the Ravens, after the 1995 season.
August 6, 2007 |
Buffalo Bills reserve defensive end Anthony Hargrove was charged with several misdemeanors after a confrontation with police outside a nightclub in Rochester, N.Y., early yesterday. Hargrove was one of hundreds of people involved in an altercation outside the Venu Night Club around 2 a.m., according to Rochester police spokeswoman Deidre Taccone. He was arguing with a bouncer when police arrived and is accused of shoving an officer in the face, breaking his glasses but not injuring him. Hargrove was charged with harassment, resisting arrest and criminal mischief.
October 25, 2012 |
THE PLAYERS UNION and the four players suspended in the Saints' bounties case filed motions Wednesday to have former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue removed from hearing their appeals. They asked in U.S. District Court in New Orleans that Tagliabue recuse himself because of a conflict of interest, and also asked for a neutral arbitrator to be appointed by the court. The NFL said it would oppose Tagliabue stepping aside. The players were suspended for their alleged role in a bounty program in operation from 2009-11 in which players received cash bonuses for intentionally inflicting injuries on opponents.
May 11, 2012 |
SUSPENDED FORMER Saints defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove says that he is disappointed his sworn statement regarding the NFL's bounty investigation was leaked and also that the league has "grossly mischaracterized" his words. In a statement emailed to the Associated Press on Wednesday by his agent, Phil Williams, Hargrove said he hoped the NFL would not discuss the signed declaration publicly. "Call me naive, but I did not expect them to publicize the fact that I had sent them 'the Declaration.' But since they did, and because they grossly mischaracterized my words, it obviously became a hot item and subsequently was leaked by someone," Hargrove's statement said.
October 18, 2012 |
AFEDERAL magistrate judge ordered NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to provide the court with documents related to the league's bounty investigation of the New Orleans Saints. The order by Magistrate Daniel Knowles on Tuesday came in response to suspended linebacker Jonathan Vilma's efforts to initiate the discovery process in his defamation case against the commissioner. Vilma has said the NFL has allowed him to review only a fraction of documents related to the bounty matter. The league says its investigation discovered the Saints used a bounty system from 2009 to 2011 that gave players cash rewards for harming opposing players.