January 19, 1996 |
Charles White, former USC running back and winner of the 1979 Heisman Trophy, and the late Red Sanders, who coached at UCLA from 1949 to 1957, were among a group of 12 selected to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in Larchmont, N.Y., on Thursday. Sanders, whose 1954 team went 9-0 and won the national championship, was the only coach selected. His overall record at Vanderbilt and UCLA was 102-41-4, and he won three straight Pacific Coast Conference titles from 1953 to '55.
May 5, 1992
Jerry Robinson, 36, was released Monday by the Raiders after seven seasons. According to the Raiders, it was a mutual decision. Robinson, a 13-year-NFL veteran who starred at UCLA, was acquired by the Raiders from Philadelphia in 1985. The first-round draft choice by the Eagles in 1979, Robinson has hinted that he may look for a job with another NFL team for the 1992 season.
August 28, 1991 |
The Raiders survived their waiver wire gambles, allowing the team to set its final 47-man roster. As expected, veteran linebacker Jerry Robinson and quarterback Vince Evans cleared waivers and were returned to the active roster. Robinson, 34, is a 12-year veteran who will earn $710,000. The Raiders guessed correctly that other NFL teams were not interested in Robinson's age or salary. He has lost his starting job in the team's regular defense but is still a member of pass defense packages.
August 27, 1991 |
The Raiders' roster cut to 47 players Monday took with it some famous names--linebacker Jerry Robinson, quarterback Vince Evans and kick returner Ron Brown. Stay tuned for the rest of the story. "What you see is not always what you get," Coach Art Shell said. In the annual rite of NFL roster juggling, veteran players are routinely released on final cutdown day to protect younger talent, injured players or both on the final roster.
August 1, 1991 |
In a profession where careers average fewer than four years, Raider linebacker Jerry Robinson is Tyrannosaurus rex. At 34, the Ice Age cometh. His 23-year-old teammates wonder what life was like back in the 1970s, without MTV, when Robinson was a three-time All-American at UCLA. The Raider kids call Robinson "Pops." It was good fun until they sought employment at Robinson headquarters, strong outside linebacker.
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