September 2006 - Football Wiretap
Seattle Cuts Kacyvenski, At Least Temporarily
The foot injury that will sideline the NFL's reigning most valuable player, Shaun Alexander, has forced the Seahawks to part with one of their most popular performers, at least temporarily. Seattle on Saturday released seventh-year veteran linebacker and special teams standout Isaiah Kacyvenski and elevated RB Marquis Weeks from the practice squad for the Sunday night game against the Bears at Soldier Field.
Florida Adds Spurrier's Name To Ring Of Honor
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier was named one of the first four inductees into Florida's Ring of Honor on Friday night. Spurrier, running back Emmitt Smith, quarterback Danny Wuerffel and defensive end Jack Youngblood were to be inducted into the Ring on Saturday, before the fifth-ranked Gators host Alabama. Their names will be displayed in the North end zone at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The surprise announcement came at Friday's "Gator Gala," a fundraiser that was part of the school's 100 years of Florida football celebration. The event raised more than $6 million for endowed scholarships.
Chiefs DE Allen Charged With DUI
Chiefs defensive end Jared Allen has been charged with driving under the influence for the second time in five months. Police pulled Allen over around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday after following a Dodge Charger that was not staying in the lane, Leawood Police Capt. Dale Finger said Friday.
Bears Claim DB Maxey, Put WR Currie On IR
The Chicago Bears claimed defensive back Marcus Maxey off waivers from the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday and put wide reciever Airese Currie on injured reserve with a foot injury.
NFL Fines Panthers' Wallace For Hit On Simms
The NFL fined Carolina defensive end Al Wallace $7,500 Friday for his fourth-quarter hit on Tampa Bay quarterback Chris Simms. Wallace was fined for unnecessary roughness on the play. He hit Simms shortly after he threw a pass and landed on top of him. Wallace claimed he didn't know Simms had released the ball.
Plummer Agrees To Plea Deal
Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer formally agreed to a plea deal Friday after being accused of damaging the license plate holder of another driver during a road rage incident. Plummer accepted deferred prosecution, which means he won't be charged with wrongdoing if he stays out of trouble for the next nine months.
Tuiasosopo To Deal With Long Range Plans After Season
Marques Tuiasosopo, whose contract expires at the end of the season, says he won't deal with his long range plans until then.
Ravens' Reed, Suggs Questionable For Chargers Game
Safety Ed Reed and outside linebacker Terrell Suggs were held out of the Baltimore Ravens' final practice of the week with injuries, and both are listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers. Ravens coach Brian Billick said the two former Pro Bowl defenders would be gametime decisions.
Louisville's Bush In No Rush About 2007 NFL Draft
Michael Bush is in no rush to decide whether to enter the 2007 NFL draft or return for another year at Louisville after breaking his right leg in the Cardinals' season-opening win over Kentucky. "I just want to get my rehab done and see how strongly I rebound when the time comes," said Bush, who broke the leg in the third quarter of Louisville's 59-28 win over the Wildcats on Sept. 3.
Belichick Playfully Jabs Back At Bengals' Johnson
Hey, Chad Johnson, Bill Belichick can talk trash, too. New England's normally dour coach stepped out of character Thursday to playfully jab at Johnson, a day after the Bengals wide receiver vowed to wreak havoc on the Patriots' secondary. Johnson specifically pleaded with "Mr. Belichick" to let cornerback Asante Samuel, whom Johnson described as a good friend, cover him one-on-one. "I won't score," Johnson promised. "I'll stop at the one and go out of bounds or something." "Tell him we'd cover him one-on-one all the time, but he pushes off more than any receiver in the league," Belichick said with a grin. "He must be paying off the officials not to call it, so we're going to have to double-cover him some. ... Not that he can get open."
Police Close T.O. Case: 'Accidental Overdose'
The 911 call that started it all was released, too, revealing little beyond what was already known: that T.O. swallowed "too many pills."
Wayne Likely To Play On Sunday
Reggie Wayne has been in New Orleans with his family since Sunday evening when he learned his brother had been killed.
Tom Brady Depressed?
Tom Brady signed a six-year $60 million contract extension with the expectation that the Patriots would use the extra money to surround him with talent.
Alexander To Play? Despite Claims, Holmgren Has To Say So First
Despite claims that Shaun Alexander's left foot has improved where he might play this weekend, Seahawks' coach Mike Holmgren said he will not risk the long-term health of the NFL's reigning MVP.
Alexander's Foot May Not Be Broken
"Shaun Alexander came in today feeling very, very good. Kind of frisky, as a matter of fact. Told me he could play in the game," Mike Holmgren said on Wednesday.
Press Conference: Owens Denies Suicide Attempt
In a press conference held at the Cowboys' practice facility, Terrell Owens categorically denied attempting to commit suicide on Tuesday night.
Report: Owens Attempted Suicide
A police report said that Terrell Owens tried to kill himself by overdosing on pain medication.