May 20, 1992 |
Raider defensive end Greg Townsend will receive the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's football man-of-the-year award June 29 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
July 20, 1991
Regarding the article on Todd Marinovich signing with the Raiders (July 15), how much money will Todd get as an annual incentive to stay clean of drugs? Do Jerry Robinson and Greg Townsend also have such "incentives" in their contracts to stay clean? How about all the other Raiders who have never had drug problems: What incentives do their contracts hold for them? Todd Marinovich and his contract is a sham. The situation is a farce. Thank God he is not at USC anymore. HOWARD COHEN Sepulveda
October 15, 1992 |
The trade deadline passed and Greg Townsend is still a Raider. The defensive lineman's name came up in several rumored deals, the latest being a trade to the New York Jets for receiver Al Toon. "Nothing ever came out of this organization," he said. "I didn't pay attention to any of that stuff (in the media). I didn't lose any sleep over it." * Cornerback Lionel Washington remains questionable for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks.
July 22, 1994 |
The Philadelphia Eagles signed two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Townsend to a one-year contract for a reported $730,000, two days after he was cut by the Raiders. "I think getting Greg Townsend is a great thing for us," Eagle Coach Rich Kotite said. "He has proven over the years with the Raiders that he's a force on the defensive line against both the run and the pass."
December 21, 1990 |
Although four Raiders were named to the Pro Bowl, defensive end Greg Townsend was the only Raider voted into the starting lineup. An integral part of the Raider pass rush, Townsend has a career-high 12.5 sacks this season. "I felt he should have made it last year but he didn't," Coach Art Shell said. "Now the players know who he is and respect him." Minnesota Viking Coach Jerry Burns, under fire because of the Vikings' collapse this season, says he wants to return next season.
October 1, 1990 |
Chicago's quarterback ran a "naked bootleg," devised to misdirect the defense, and everybody wearing a Raider uniform got suckered by it--everybody except Greg Townsend. As a result, the running Bear was left running bare, without protection, as totally exposed as a New England Patriot in a locker room after a shower. Townsend bore down. Beneath his helmet, the big man's bald skull, which resembles a helmet, cascaded rivulets of sweat.