May 23, 1995 |
Raider running back Harvey Williams received one year of probation Monday after pleading guilty to two misdemeanor charges stemming from a violent confrontation with his ex-wife in February. Williams pleaded guilty to battery and criminal property damage in Johnson County District Court in Kansas. As a result of the plea bargain, a felony charge of aggravated assault was dropped.
March 11, 1995 |
Harvey Williams surprised his critics when he rushed for nearly 1,000 yards in his first season with the Raiders after three frustrating seasons in Kansas City. Then he surprised some of his supporters when he re-signed a week ago for only one year at $550,000, plus incentive bonuses. Some said Williams sold himself short, but the 27-year-old tailback disagrees. The incentive bonuses, Williams said, involving both team and individual goals, could allow him to more than double the $550,000.
March 4, 1995 |
Running back Harvey Williams desperately wanted to remain a Raider. Enough to fire agent Steve Feldman a month ago when negotiations weren't proceeding to Williams' satisfaction. Enough to fire a second agent, Jordan Woy, Thursday night when negotiations again bogged down. Enough to walk in and negotiate his own deal Thursday with Bruce Allen, the Raiders' director of football operations.
March 1, 1995 |
Far apart in negotiations with leading rusher Harvey Williams, the Raiders are trying to trade for Pittsburgh Steeler running back Barry Foster, NFL sources said. The Raiders met with the Steelers at the recent NFL scouting combine and discussed surrendering at least one front-line player and a high draft pick for Foster, who rushed for 851 yards last season despite missing most of six games because of injuries.
February 10, 1995 |
Raider running back Harvey Williams was charged Thursday with felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor battery after an alleged confrontation with his ex-wife. Williams, formerly with the Kansas City Chiefs, was jailed Wednesday night after his former wife, Lorie Williams, told police he had beaten and threatened her with a knife in her Overland Park home. Williams, 27, appeared Thursday in Johnson County District Court and was released on $3,500 bond.
December 26, 1994 |
Tailback Harvey Williams rushed for 983 yards this season despite not being named the starting tailback until the Raiders' seventh game. Had he been able to gain 17 more yards Saturday against the Kansas City Chiefs, he would have been the first Raider to gain 1,000 since Marcus Allen carried for 1,759 yards in 1985. Williams also scored seven touchdowns, nearly double his previous total of four, gained in three seasons.