September 2, 1989 |
The NFL cleared up the Keith Browner mystery, sort of, Friday morning when it announced it had placed the Charger linebacker on the non-football illness list for 30 days. In effect, Browner is suspended. "The action was taken," said the league in a prepared release, "after Browner violated provisions of the NFL's substance abuse policy. He has been instructed to remain out of the Chargers' training facility during his period on the non-football illness list.
September 8, 1989 |
Keith Browner, the suspended Charger linebacker, met with Coach Dan Henning briefly Thursday. Henning later characterized the session as an "amiable conversation." Less than two hours later, the Chargers publicly announced their intention to waive Browner today. The moral of the story: Don't test positive for drugs. That's what prompted the NFL to suspend Browner for 30 days last Friday.
September 10, 2005 |
Their last names can compel a sports fan or college scout to take immediate notice. Keith Browner Jr., Marc Tyler and Virgil Hill Jr. are their father's sons, expected to run faster, jump higher and compete harder because of the genes they inherited. Each is a promising high school football player with no option for anonymity. Every achievement or failure they experience will be compared to and measured against their fathers' sports successes.
May 6, 1989 |
Charger owner Alex Spanos said he is going to "make an effort to hire" Bobby Beathard, who has resigned as general manager of the Washington Redskins. Spanos said he discussed his desire to obtain Beathard with Steve Ortmayer, his director of football operations, on Friday. "They (Ortmayer and Beathard) are close friends," Spanos said. Asked what position Beathard might fill for the Chargers, Spanos said, "We have no idea. We have not discussed that. We agree he can help the Chargers."
September 19, 1988 |
When Keith Browner looked downfield and saw nothing but daylight, he could scarcely believe his eyes. Browner had just made an interception, courtesy of Tyrone Keys, who had batted Dave Krieg's pass in his direction, and all he had to do was cover 55 yards without dropping the ball or falling down. When he completed his lonesome dash to the end zone Sunday, the Chargers were on their way to a stunning 17-6 victory over the previously unbeaten Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium.