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May 7, 1989 | By Marc Narducci, Special to The Inquirer
After a glowing college football career at Nebraska, former Burlington City standout Charles Fryar assumed that his future would be determined during the recent NFL draft. Fryar, a cousin of former Nebraska all-American and current New England Patriots receiver Irving Fryar, had been a three-year starter at cornerback for one of the nation's highest-profile football programs. Last season, the 5-foot-10, 175-pounder was named first-team all-Big 8. He grabbed five interceptions for the Big 8 champions, including two in his final game, a 23-3 loss to Miami in the Orange Bowl.
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November 2, 1997 | By Bob Cohn, FOR THE INQUIRER
There was a time when Aeneas Williams would have had little use for Irving Fryar, and it had nothing to do with their vastly different job descriptions. Williams, the Arizona Cardinals' all-pro cornerback, and Fryar, the Eagles' most productive wide receiver, are adversaries on the field. Today at Sun Devil Stadium, they will attempt to make each other look foolish. Off the field, however, they have become friends. It would have been the oddest of couplings a few years ago - the straitlaced, devoutly religious Williams and the hell-raising Fryar, whose personal life was about as stable as the stock market.
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October 4, 2002 | By Kristian Pope INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
After 17 years of being the center of attention in the NFL, Irving Fryar is ready to share the spotlight - with his son, Londen, a junior wide receiver at Holy Cross High School in Delran. "It's all about my son now," said Fryar, the 40-year-old former Eagles receiver. "It's all about the kids. " Fryar played high school football at Rancocas Valley in the late 1970s, so he is in familiar territory. Gone are the full stadiums, the demands from the media, and the dealing with the egos of fellow players.
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August 3, 1997 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The young man in the photograph had no idea what the road ahead would be like, how bumpy some of the detours would be, or where it all would lead. The young man in the photograph is 21, wearing the uniform of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He is surrounded by other young athletes with eyes as proud and as hopeful as his own. Their faces - older now, lined with worry and with joy - are familiar. Reggie White. Bruce Smith. Mike Rozier. Steve Young. Bo Jackson. And that young man in the Nebraska jersey, the one with so much heartache and triumph ahead of him?
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December 24, 1998 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The voice came out of a crowd of Eagles employees gathered for Irving Fryar's farewell news conference. "Hey, Irv. " Fryar, waiting for the cue to begin a live spot on ESPN, looked over his right shoulder, looking for the face to go with the familiar voice. There it was, looming above those of the marketing people and secretaries in the back of the room. "Welcome to the alumni club," said Harold Carmichael, breaking into a big smile that Fryar returned. Fryar, 36, will join that club after the Eagles' season-ending game Sunday against the New York Giants, a game that already had loomed as the end of a chapter in Eagles history.
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November 23, 1995 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Irving Fryar has nothing but fond memories of playing high school football on Thanksgiving, even though his team won only one of its three meetings with Moorestown. Fryar, now an all-pro wide receiver with the Miami Dolphins, is a 1980 graduate of Rancocas Valley. When he was in high school, the Moorestown- Rancocas Valley game was considered among the area's best Thanksgiving Day rivalries. Fryar, who played for Nebraska against Miami in the 1984 Orange Bowl, and for the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, still gets excited when he talks about his Thanksgiving Day high school football experience.
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November 18, 1998 | By Marcia C. Smith and Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
"Philadelphia is the one place where you can experience the thrill of victory and the agony of reading about it the next day. " - Michael Jack Schmidt Some players and coaches blame the media. Some players and coaches can't. They are the media, at least for a few hours each week. That is how, in this free fall of a pro football season in Philadelphia, the Eagles created a twist on Mike Schmidt's famous quip. On Sundays, they experience the agony of defeat. On Mondays, they endure the mortification of reading and hearing and talking about it. Head coach Ray Rhodes has a taped TV show and a live, call-in radio show on WYSP-FM (94.1)
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November 16, 1996 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
They are at an age when most NFL players are hanging on to their careers for dear life. But Irving Fryar and Darrell Green are daring their younger teammates to keep up. Fryar, the 34-year-old wide receiver for the Eagles, leads his team and is fifth in the NFC with 56 receptions. Green, the 36-year-old cornerback for the Washington Redskins, is second on his team and ranks among the NFC leaders with three interceptions. Tomorrow, Fryar and Green will knock heads for the second time this season when the Eagles host the Redskins at Veterans Stadium.
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August 9, 1996 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
One of last year's starting wide receivers took ballet lessons. The other was Randall Cunningham's closest friend. Can you guess why Ray Rhodes has a new set of starting wideouts this year? The ember-eyed Eagles coach never really fell for Fred Barnett and Calvin Williams, both much too soft for his hard-edged tastes. So when the two combined for just seven touchdowns in 1995, his instincts were confirmed. They were too West Coast - even for his West Coast offense. Both are now gone.
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April 27, 1996 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eagles coach Ray Rhodes got his first peek at the future yesterday as a three-day minicamp unfolded on the Veterans Stadium grass practice fields. The new quarterbacks - Ty Detmer and Bobby Hoying - were erratic, but a strong wind had a lot to do with that. Rookie tight end Jason Dunn of Eastern Kentucky looks even more immense than his 6-foot-4, 257-pound listing would suggest. He towered over every linebacker he faced yesterday. Dunn dropped four balls that hit him squarely in the hands in the morning, but he caught every wet ball thrown at him in the rainy afternoon session.
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October 16, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former NFL star and Eagles wide receiver Irving Fryar is heading to trial with his 72-year-old mother early next year in connection with an alleged $704,000 mortgage scam. Burlington County Superior Court Judge Jeanne T. Covert set a trial date of Feb. 3 after Fryar and Allene McGhee rejected plea offers Tuesday that would have required them to admit to charges of theft by deception and to serve five years and three years, respectively, in state prison. The two also would have been ordered to repay the banks that were defrauded, according to the state Attorney General's Office, which is prosecuting the case.
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February 23, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
CAMDEN A former financial planner from Bucks County was sentenced Friday to 20 months in prison for his role in a mortgage scheme that defrauded a dozen banks of about $2 million over a three-year period ending in May 2010. After cooperating and pleading guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, William Barksdale, 47, of Levittown, will be expected to testify at the conspiracy trials of four of his clients and associates, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. They are former Eagles wide receiver Irving Fryar, 51, of Springfield Township, Burlington County; Fryar's mother, Allene McGhee, 72, of Willingboro; and Alfred Dennis, 51, and Carla Dennis, 50, of Westampton.
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January 24, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former Eagles player Irving Fryar and his mother were victimized, their defense lawyers said Wednesday, by a Levittown broker who has pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with a mortgage scam involving four other Burlington County families. Fryar, now a church founder and minister, and his mother, Allene McGhee, were arraigned Tuesday on charges that they conspired to defraud five banks by applying for a total of $690,000 in home equity loans over a six-day period without informing any of the banks that they were obtaining the other loans.
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January 23, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
MOUNT HOLLY A former wide receiver for the Eagles and his mother were arraigned Tuesday on charges that they conspired to defraud banks in a $690,000 mortgage scheme. Irving Fryar, 51, a former Pro Bowl athlete who also played for the NFL's New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins, and Washington Redskins, and his mother, Allene McGhee, 72, of Willingboro, had their attorneys enter not-guilty pleas for them when they appeared briefly before Superior Court Judge James Palmer Jr. Fryar and McGhee have been indicted on charges of conspiracy and theft by deception in connection with a "sophisticated" mortgage scam in which they fraudulently obtained five home-equity loans over a six-day period, according to the state Attorney General's Office.
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October 18, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
FORMER EAGLES wide receiver Irving Fryar and his mother were charged yesterday with conspiring to steal more than $690,000 in a mortgage scheme, authorities said. Acting New Jersey Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced second-degree conspiracy and theft charges from a grand jury against Fryar, 51, of Springfield, N.J., and his mother, Allene McGhee, 72, of Willingboro, N.J. They are accused of obtaining five home-equity loans over a six-day period in December 2009 on McGhee's Willingboro home.
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October 7, 2013 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
Irving Fryar, head coach of the Robbinsville football team, wore black khaki shorts, an untucked black, short-sleeved polo, and a black baseball hat. His assistants wore the same - a logical choice on an 80-degree, sunny afternoon. As heat bore down on the field, Joe Frappolli walked deliberately, slowly onto the grass field at Florence High School. He didn't dress for the weather. He wore black slacks, a white, long-sleeved button-downed shirt, and a tie. It was Vince Lombardi-esque.
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September 7, 2010
Mike Quick, 1983 . . . 1,409 Irving Fryar, 1997 . . . 1,316 Ben Hawkins, 1967. . . . . . . . . 1,265 Mike Quick, 1985. . . 1,247 Terrell Owens, 2004. . . 1,200 Irving Fryar, 1996 . . . 1,195 Pete Retzlaff, 1965 . . . 1,190 Tom McDonald, 1962. . . 1,146 Tom McDonald, 1961. . . 1,144
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October 4, 2002 | By Kristian Pope INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
After 17 years of being the center of attention in the NFL, Irving Fryar is ready to share the spotlight - with his son, Londen, a junior wide receiver at Holy Cross High School in Delran. "It's all about my son now," said Fryar, the 40-year-old former Eagles receiver. "It's all about the kids. " Fryar played high school football at Rancocas Valley in the late 1970s, so he is in familiar territory. Gone are the full stadiums, the demands from the media, and the dealing with the egos of fellow players.
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May 25, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
The Cleveland Browns found more help for their pitiful running game yesterday by signing Tr? Johnson, the former Pro Bowl guard from Temple. Johnson, a free agent who spent the past seven seasons with the Washington Redskins, signed a one-year, $1.2 million contract that includes a $425,000 signing bonus, CBS SportsLine reported. Johnson, 29, missed the final 12 games last season with a torn ligament in his left knee. He had a year left on his contract with the Redskins, but he became one of their salary-cap casualties and was released.
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May 24, 2001 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Irving Fryar said yesterday that he plans to retire from the NFL. "I won't be there next year," Fryar said in a telephone interview with the Washington Post. "I just want to leave quietly. I wasn't intending to make an announcement. " Fryar, a 38-year-old who played for Rancocas Valley High School in Mount Holly, Burlington County, is the fifth-leading receiver in NFL history. He had played the last two seasons with the Washington Redskins but was released in February.
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