June 12, 1987 |
Today's NFL supplemental draft could start a curious game of chicken between Brian Bosworth, the pulverizing linebacker from Oklahoma, and most of the pro football establishment. Bosworth, who has taken great pains to make himself eligible for this draft, has made it clear over the last few months that he is interested in playing for only a few teams. Exactly which teams they are may be known only to Bosworth, and the lineup seems to be changing day to day. At any rate, Bosworth contends that he is prepared to sit out the season if he doesn't wind up where he wants.
August 19, 2011
Terrelle Pryor is eligible for the NFL's supplemental draft, the league said Thursday. But that doesn't mean he will shed his five-game suspension when he joins the NFL this fall. Pryor gave up his final season at Ohio State after an investigation into a memorabilia-for-cash scandal that cost coach Jim Tressel his job. For breaking the rules, the quarterback faced a five-game suspension. Instead, the star recruit out of Jeannette High in Western Pennsylvania won't be allowed to practice with the NFL team that takes him until the fifth week of the season.
January 23, 2013
THE UNION selected Eric Schoenle (West Virginia), Uriah Bentick (Liberty), Mark Linnville (Princeton), Jake Keegan (Binghamton) and Leonardo Fernandes (Stony Brook) in the supplemental draft Tuesday. With the No. 12 pick, the Union selected Schoenle, 21, a defender and local product from Yardley who attended Pennsbury High School and played for the Yardley Makefield Soccer youth club. At No. 17, the club picked Bentick, 23, a senior defender and native of Trinidad and Tobago.
August 15, 2011 |
Two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Osi Umenyiora is returning to work for the New York Giants without a new contract. In an email to the Associated Press last night, Umenyiora said he plans to practice today at training camp, and that he will play this season under the terms of his current contract. Umenyiora said the Giants offered to put incentives in his contact, which will pay him $7.1 million over the next two seasons, but he rejected them. "No deal has been reworked," Umenyiora told the AP . "What has been offered has been unacceptable and shows they don't really respect the fact I sacrifice my health for the franchise.
August 24, 1986 |
At this point in the pro football season, there is no defeat that does not offer some work worthy of praise. So it was last night for the Eagles, who bowed to Miami, 20-15, but took off their collective hat to Charles Crawford, the unlikeliest starter of them all. A 22-year-old fullback from Oklahoma State who was added to the Eagles' roster 16 days ago, Crawford belied his lack of training-camp time by finishing as the game's top...
March 31, 2004 |
A federal appeals court will hear the dispute over whether Maurice Clarett can enter the NFL draft less than a week before it takes place. The NFL yesterday tried to convince a three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York that it should block Clarett's entry by staying the effect of a lower court judge's ruling he be allowed in the April 24-25 draft, even though the former Ohio State running back is only 2 years out...
April 29, 1996 |
Darren Benson, a defensive lineman who came to the Cowboys from junior college last year as a supplemental draft pick, is contemplating retirement, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Benson failed to report for the team's minicamp over the weekend. According to one Cowboys source, Benson's decision could be based on several factors including family problems, feeling like an outsider in the locker room, and feeling like football is more work than fun. By taking Benson in the supplemental draft in July, the Cowboys relinquished their third-round selection in last weekend's NFL draft.
May 12, 1987 |
Brian Bosworth, seeking to pick his NFL team rather than be picked by one he disdains, said yesterday that he would make himself available for the league's supplemental draft. Bosworth said he passed up the regular April 28 NFL draft because he feared that he would be selected by a losing team. The two-time all-America linebacker at Oklahoma said he and agent Gary Wichard would write to clubs for which he does not want to play, asking those teams not to select him in the supplemental draft.
August 29, 1987 |
Ohio State athletic director Rick Bay said yesterday that he wouldn't appeal the ineligibility of all-America wide receiver Cris Carter, who was thrown off the Buckeyes team last month for accepting money from and signing with an agent. "We think it's so serious we're not even going to appeal, because, even if we won the appeal on some technical basis, we'd have a tough time looking our colleagues in the face," Bay said. "It's not a vindictive thing. I'm not out to ruin Cris Carter's life.
August 21, 1987 |
The former executive director of the NFL Players Association says there is a 50-50 chance the players will strike when their contract expires Aug. 31. Ed Garvey said his conversations with players led him to believe that NFL management had learned nothing from the 1982 strike, when he was leading the Players Association, now headed by Gene Upshaw. "We thought in 1982 that that was the strike to end all strikes," Garvey said. "The NFL by and large still has an attitude toward labor that was prevalent in the late 1920s.