April 7, 1994 |
Former USC and Raider quarterback Todd Marinovich is expected to try out with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League on Sunday. Marinovich, who was unavailable for comment, has dropped out of sight since being released by the Raiders before to the start of last season. Marinovich has not yet signed a contract with Winnipeg.
October 14, 1995 |
Suspended USC tailback Shawn Walters was again a hot topic of conversation Friday among Canadian Football League executives. USC offensive coordinator Mike Riley, a former CFL head coach (Winnipeg, 1987-1990), said he fielded calls Friday from four CFL teams, wanting information on the availability of the junior tailback, suspended Sept. 28 for improper contact with an agent.
May 30, 1989 |
Former Tulane quarterback Terrence Jones would rather throw the football in Canada than catch in San Diego. Jones signed a four-year contract with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. "I knew what I wanted to be. I want to be a quarterback, and I just followed my heart," Jones said Monday in Calgary. Jones, a seventh round draft choice by San Diego, went to minicamp briefly with the Chargers, but left when they asked him to convert to wide receiver. He is the highest NFL draftee to sign with the CFL since Joe Theismann, a fourth-round pick by Miami in 1971, went to Toronto.
July 9, 1989 |
The latest stop on Craig Ellis' eight-year, continent-wide pro football odyssey looks as though it will be a successful one. The former Poly High standout had played in just one game for the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos but performed well enough in that appearance to survive Saturday's final roster cut to the 36-player limit. Ellis, signed as a free agent in March, caught touchdown passes of 58 and 25 yards in a 41-10 preseason win over the Calgary Stampeders on Wednesday.
April 22, 1991 |
After signing a four-year guaranteed contract worth $18.2 million to play for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League, Raghib (Rocket) Ismail was asked if becoming an instant millionaire will change him. "As of right now, I still don't have any money in my pocket," Ismail said during a news conference Sunday at an airport hotel. That will change quickly for Ismail, who is guaranteed $4.5 million a season for the next four years. "What's the first thing I'm going to buy?