February 18, 2006 |
The death of the 18-year-old son of Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy has been ruled a suicide, a medical examiner said yesterday. James Dungy hanged himself from a bedroom ceiling fan with a leather belt, Dr. Jacqueline Lee of the Hillsborough County (Fla.) Medical Examiner's Office wrote in her final autopsy report. Authorities had ruled out foul play in December, but toxicology results were pending. Those tests were negative, except for caffeine and medication paramedics used in attempts to resuscitate the teen, Lee said.
January 12, 2002 |
A loss by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the Eagles in today's NFC wild-card playoff game will lead to the dismissal of coach Tony Dungy, unless owner Malcolm Glazer has a last-minute change of heart, the St. Petersburg Times reported yesterday. In addition, there are indications the Bucs have a tentative agreement with Bill Parcells to replace Dungy, the newspaper said, citing interviews with people close to Parcells, the Bucs and the NFL. Parcells, a two-time Super Bowl winner, is expected to sign a five-year deal that would make him the highest-paid coach in the NFL, should Dungy be fired.
January 7, 2006 |
James Dungy, 18-year-old son of Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy, hanged himself with a leather belt from a ceiling fan, according to the 911 call made by the teenager's girlfriend from his Lutz, Fla., apartment in the early-morning hours of Dec. 22. Antoinette Anderson said she took a 10-minute walk and returned to the apartment to find Dungy lifeless, according to the 911 tape released Wednesday by a Hillsborough County (Fla.) Sheriff's Department official and published yesterday by the Indianapolis Star.
January 21, 2005 |
Jim Caldwell, the Indianapolis Colts quarterbacks coach, yesterday was promoted to assistant head coach. Caldwell was the coach at Wake Forest from 1993 to 2000 and was on Colts coach Tony Dungy's staff at Tampa Bay in 2001. He came to Indianapolis with Dungy the next season. Caldwell, who played defensive back at Iowa, also was an assistant at Southern Illinois, Northwestern, Colorado, Louisville, and Penn State. He will continue coaching the Colts' quarterbacks. Vikings.
January 3, 1995 |
Dick Vermeil said yesterday that he's eager to talk to Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie about his future with the team - though that doesn't necessarily mean he's ready to say yes to returning to the Eagles. "I'm still vacillating," said Vermeil, who may have broadcast his last game with ABC-TV here last night. "I don't know what I'm going to do. " Vermeil plans to return to his Chester County home today to discuss matters with his wife, Carol. Those close to him say he is leaning toward returning to the NFL if he and Lurie can work out a deal.
January 8, 2002 |
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers seem to be in the corner of coach Tony Dungy, whose future has been the subject of speculation all season. Dungy has guided the Bucs to a 55-41 record in six seasons, including a 2-3 playoff record and an appearance in the 1999 NFC Championship Game. Nevertheless, the team is regarded as underachievers. Dungy has one more year on his contract. He and his agent, Ray Anderson, approached owner Malcolm Glazer and his son, Joel, an executive vice president, about an extension at the start of the season.
August 20, 2014 |
THE GOOD news is that Nick Foles is among the Top 100 ranked NFL offensive players by ESPN.COM. The not-so-good news is he is No. 99. And, right behind him at No. 100 is Eagles running back Darren Sproles. The website, which only released the rankings from 91 to 100 yesterday for both offense and defense, said it asked 90 experts with ties to ESPN to rate the players on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best. Players were ranked overall, not by position. Foles received a score of 6.52, which tied him with Lions running back Reggie Bush and Ravens receiver Steve Smith.
January 12, 2009 |
Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy reportedly met with owner Jim Irsay yesterday and will decide today whether he will stay with the team. According to ESPN, Dungy's family will figure heavily in his decision. Dungy, apparently isn't sure he wants to spend another season commuting from Indianapolis to Tampa, Fla., to see his wife and children. Dungy and his wife, Lauren, were to spend the past week mulling his future. But, it is uncertain how much time they spent on the decision because they had to go to New York where their son Jordan underwent surgery on a broken leg. Jordan is back in Tampa, doing well after surgery.
January 14, 2002 |
The Washington Redskins fired Marty Schottenheimer last night after one season and were close to hiring former Florida coach Steve Spurrier as his replacement. Spurrier and the team have an "agreement in principle" on a five-year contract worth about $25 million, a source with knowledge of the negotiations said on condition of anonymity. The Redskins also will hire a general manager or someone with a similar title. Schottenheimer will receive the $7.5 million remaining on the four-year, $10 million contract he signed a year ago. Under Schottenheimer, the Redskins recovered from an 0-5 start this season to finish 8-8, but owner Dan Snyder was unhappy with some of the coach's personnel moves.
January 24, 2006 |
Dick Jauron didn't need to attend Yale to learn what it'll take to make his second stint as an NFL head coach more successful than his first. "In our business, it comes out in wins and losses. And if you win, it was a great decision. And if you don't win, it was not a great decision," Jauron said yesterday after being hired by the Buffalo Bills. "And we know that our back is against the wall to win. " Jauron coached the Chicago Bears for five seasons, going 35-46 with one playoff appearance before being fired in 2003.