August 23, 1995 |
Sophomore tailback Delon Washington came out of Tuesday's morning workout with a sprained ankle, and sophomore defensive tackle Darrell Russell hopped off the field in the afternoon, favoring his left ankle. Washington caught a ball over the middle and fell awkwardly when hit. He spent the afternoon on crutches but said he didn't believe he would be sidelined long. Russell was scheduled for an X-ray.
January 8, 1997 |
There were no platitudes about doing it for his mother, to buy Eleanor Russell a house or a car. No, Darrell Russell's decision to leave USC after his junior season to seek employment in the NFL was the result of inquiry and investigation and, in the end, the money he expects to earn. "My motivation . . . was my position," he said Tuesday in announcing he would leave the Trojans with a season of eligibility remaining.
February 2, 2002 |
Oakland Rai-der defensive tackle Darrell Russell and two other men were arrested Friday in Alameda on suspicion of drugging and sexually assaulting a 27-year-old woman. Russell, serving a one-year NFL suspension after testing positive for the drug Ecstasy, had not been formally charged and was being held in jail, Alameda County District Attorney Tom Orloff said. Alameda Police Lt. Jim Brock said Russell's bail was set at $1.2 million and that he would be charged with seven counts of rape.
November 7, 1997 |
Thirteen Carolina Panther and Oakland Raider players were fined a total of $54,500 by the NFL on Thursday for their roles in a fight in Sunday's game. Raiders defensive tackles Chester McGlockton, fined $17,500, and Russell Maryland, fined $5,000, were both ejected after the fight, which came with 2:36 left in the Panthers' 38-14 victory. Four other Raiders were fined between $1,000 and $2,500, and seven Panthers were fined between $1,000 and $7,500.
July 28, 2004 |
The widow of a drag racer who died in a crash late last month said her husband repeatedly voiced concerns about the tires the National Hod Rod Assn. required him to use. Darrell Russell died June 27 from injuries he sustained after the left rear tire on his top-fuel dragster exploded at 322.73 mph at a race at Madison, Ill. The tire was a D-2096 racing slick made by Goodyear, the NHRA's longtime business partner and its exclusive tire manufacturer.
June 28, 2004 |
Top-fuel driver Darrell Russell was killed Sunday in Gateway International Raceway at Madison, Ill., after crashing at more than 320 mph at the Sears Craftsman NHRA Nationals. He was 35. Russell's dragster was clocked at 322.73 mph over the final 66 feet of the quarter-mile straightaway, with an elapsed time of 4.611 seconds. A left rear tire then exploded, and the dragster crossed the center line.