March 26, 2002 |
Sheriff's deputies arrested former NFL star Dexter Manley yesterday at a Houston hospital, where he had checked in after missing a court-ordered meeting in the wake of his conviction for evidence tampering. Manley was found guilty last Wednesday after a jury determined he tried to swallow less than a gram of cocaine during a 2001 drug bust in Houston. Sentencing is set for April 5, but Manley had been required to meet with a probation officer Thursday and failed to show up. His attorney, Jonathan Munier, said the former Pro Bowl defensive lineman checked into Riverside General Hospital over the weekend for depression.
October 27, 1990 |
Washington Redskins defensive end Dexter Manley has applied to commissioner Paul Tagliabue to lift his lifetime ban for violating the National Football League's substance-abuse rules, Manley's lawyer, Bob Woolf, said yesterday. Tagliabue has said he would consider reinstating the 10-year veteran after Nov. 18, the first anniversary of Manley's ban for using cocaine. "We won't even be considering it until Nov. 18," said NFL spokesman Greg Aiello. Redskins officials have said privately they are not interested in having Manley, their all-time sacks leader, back if he is reinstated.
November 26, 1990
In the game of baseball, three strikes and you're out. But in professional football, when it comes to big stars and drug offenses, three is evidently just not all that many. That was the message sent by the National Football League commissioner Paul Tagliabue when he allowed former Washington Redskins lineman Dexter Manley to return to play in the NFL despite testing positive for drug use three times. That ruling made a joke out of the NFL policy that called for a "lifetime" ban on any player violating drug policy more than twice.
December 10, 1990
NFL SENT THE RIGHT MESSAGE ON DEXTER MANLEY Your Nov. 26 editorial on Dexter Manley ("A short 'lifetime') is completely insensitive to those who have serious difficulties with drugs and alcohol. Although baseball gives three strikes, our society should never give up on people who need to cure themselves of their drug or alcohol problems. By allowing Dexter Manley to return to football, Paul Tagliabue sent the right message to all athletes and people with alcohol or drug dependency that, if they prove they can overcome their problems, they will be given another chance at life.
July 28, 1988 |
Dexter Manley of the Washington Redskins was suspended for 30 days by NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle yesterday for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Although the league did not characterize the move as a suspension, a league spokesman, Joe Browne, said in New York that Manley had been notified that he had involuntarily been placed on the team's non-football injury list for 30 days. "I have instructed Dexter Manley to remain out of the Redskins' training camp until Aug. 26," Rozelle said in a statement issued through Browne.
November 7, 1987 |
Standing in a bitter wind that turned the practice field into a tundra, Eagles coach Buddy Ryan wondered whether his team could remain hot - emotionally hot. "It's hard to keep that emotion up," Ryan said after practice yesterday. "It's hard to play with that emotion week after week. " The Eagles played with emotion two weeks ago in beating the Dallas Cowboys, and managed to beat the St. Louis Cardinals last week despite being flat. But the Washington Redskins, whom the Eagles play tomorrow afternoon at Veterans Stadium, should prove to be more formidable than the Cowboys or the Cardinals.
November 5, 1996 |
Terry Collins, fired a month ago by the Houston Astros after a late-season collapse, was introduced yesterday as the new manager of the California Angels. Collins, a former minor-league infielder who was 224-197 in his three years at Houston, is known as a fiery competitor who gets particularly upset when he feels players aren't trying their hardest. The Angels' job became open on Aug. 6, when Marcel Lachemann resigned with the team at 52-59. John McNamara was named interim manager for the rest of the year.
November 25, 1989 |
Ralph Norwood, 23, a rookie tackle for the Atlanta Falcons, was killed in a one-car accident in Suwanee, Ga., yesterday. Roger DeWitt, fatality investigator for the Gwinnett County police department, said Norwood was found at 7:30 a.m. in his car, 40 feet down a slight embankment. DeWitt said Norwood had been traveling southbound, crossed into the oncoming lane, went down the shoulder and into a tree. He said Norwood was the only occupant of the vehicle. "We are deeply saddened at this tragedy," Falcons coach Marion Campbell said.
September 10, 1987 |
It's a year later, but Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham still has Dexter Manley on his mind. Manley isn't supposed to start in Sunday's opener at RFK Stadium because of an injured knee. Markus Koch, who is probably a better run defender but not as good a pass rusher, figures to start in Manley's place. But the impression that Manley made in last year's opener was so great that Cunningham is convinced his absence will be a big difference. "It is," Cunningham said. "Last year, he came in fresh.
August 5, 1995 |
Former Washington Redskins defensive lineman Dexter Manley pleaded guilty yesterday to two counts of cocaine possession and was sentenced to four years in prison. As a part of a plea bargain in Houston, two other drug possession charges were dropped. Manley, 37, admitted to possessing a controlled substance last Nov. 13 and on July 26. The latest drug arrest was the fourth in eight months for Manley, who had just completed a four-month drug treatment program at a Houston hospital.