May 12, 1987
Brian Bosworth, seeking to pick his National Football League team rather than be picked by one he disdains, said Monday he will make himself available for the league's supplemental draft. The All-American linebacker from Oklahoma said he preferred to play in either Los Angeles or New York. He said the Raiders would be his top choice because of their rebel image. "I like their attitude," he said.
April 14, 1987 |
Oklahoma linebacker Brian Bosworth did not make contact with the NFL by Monday's deadline and thus is ineligible for the April 28 draft, a league official said. Joel Bussert, director of player personnel for the NFL, said shortly before his office closed that Bosworth had not submitted the required written statement saying he wished to be included in the regular draft. "We don't have anything, and it has to be in writing," Bussert said. "A phone call would not be sufficient."
March 20, 1987 |
All-American linebacker Brian Bosworth will forgo his final year of eligibility at the University of Oklahoma, Coach Barry Switzer said Thursday. "Bosworth has been gone since the Orange Bowl," Switzer told the Norman Transcript Thursday. "It humors me to see the attention he gets. He's gone. He's history." Bosworth isn't listed in the school's spring football brochure. Switzer would not elaborate on the statement and refused to confirm or deny it later Thursday, his secretary said.
January 17, 1987
If Rodgers and Hammerstein had known Brian Bosworth and/or Barry Switzer, they would have called the show "Nebraska." FRANK GATELL Santa Monica
January 7, 1987 |
Oklahoma Coach Barry Switzer, saying he was was so impressed with an apology by All-America linebacker Brian Bosworth, said Tuesday that he will leave open the door for Bosworth to return to the Sooners next season. Switzer on Monday said the controversial linebacker would not return to Oklahoma for his final season of eligibility next year. Bosworth then issued a statement Monday apologizing for his outspoken comments made during the past season.
January 6, 1987
All-American linebacker Brian Bosworth, banned by the NCAA from participating in the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day because of steroid use, has been kicked off the Oklahoma football team, Coach Barry Switzer said Monday. Even before Monday's action, it was widely speculated that Bosworth, a redshirt junior who will graduate this year, would pass up his remaining year of eligibility and turn professional.