August 6, 1993 |
The two players brought in to spice up the Rams' running game will get a chance to do just that in the team's exhibition opener against the Cardinals at Phoenix Saturday night. First-round draft choice Jerome Bettis and third-round selection Russell White will play in the backfield together against the Cardinals. They will enter the game in the second quarter, Coach Chuck Knox said. "We want them to get enough work and want each of them to get a chance to carry the football," Knox said Thursday.
December 28, 1993
They were eliminated from playoff contention weeks ago, but there are still things at stake for the Rams when they finish the season at home Sunday against Chicago. For Jerome Bettis, there is the chance to become only the 14th first-year player since 1932--and the first since the Ram's Eric Dickerson in 1983--to win the NFL rushing title. Bettis trails Dallas' Emmitt Smith by just 35 yards (1,318 to 1,283).
October 23, 2002 |
The Pittsburgh Steelers are heading into familiar territory, an important division game at Baltimore with star Jerome Bettis probably sidelined with an injury. The Steelers got better-than-expected news Tuesday when they learned neither Bettis nor center Jeff Hartings needs knee surgery. Both were hurt in the second half of their 28-10 victory Monday night over Indianapolis, and Hartings' injury was initially thought more serious.
July 14, 1994 |
The Rams continue to keep an eye on the off-season weight of second-year tailback Jerome Bettis, who weighed in at 247 pounds, seven over his playing weight, during mini-camp in May. But Bettis worked with a personal trainer in June, and offensive coordinator Chick Harris is confident the focal point of the team's offense will be in shape by early training camp. "He'll lose that (seven pounds) in the first two days of camp," Harris said. "We know he'll be in here at his weight.
September 7, 2002 |
Police are investigating Pittsburgh Steeler running back Jerome Bettis after a woman accused him of sexual misconduct. The woman, who was not identified, told police Bettis attacked her in his car on Aug. 21, after she'd met him at a bar to have a football autographed. Bettis' lawyer, Bob Del Greco, confirmed Friday that police in Greensburg--about 30 miles east of Pittsburgh--contacted the player about the woman's claim. Del Greco said Bettis is cooperating with the investigation.
July 19, 2006 |
When Salvador Torres, 14, of Cypress returns to school this fall, he can tell his friends he beat Kobe Bryant in a game of H-O-R-S-E. And he has proof -- a feature segment that has been televised on several editions of ESPN's "SportsCenter" this week. The game took place because Torres, a leukemia patient, was granted his wish by ESPN and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The leukemia is in remission, according to Torres' uncle, Tony Morales.