February 15, 2003 |
Chris Jackson, the original Avenger, put some unique spin on the first pass of his Arena Football League career. Last week against defending ArenaBowl champion San Jose, the offensive specialist took a pitch from quarterback Tony Graziani on a reverse and tossed a wobbly five-yard touchdown pass to receiver Kevin Ingram. The fourth-quarter play helped set the stage for the Avengers' dramatic 73-72 comeback victory.
February 21, 2004 |
The Avengers attempted to move forward on Friday after learning the extent of defensive specialist Cornelius Coe's legal troubles. Coe was indicted Wednesday on multiple cocaine-related felony counts, stemming from a federal investigation in Michigan. The indictment was unsealed Thursday. Coe is in custody in Los Angeles awaiting transport to Michigan. Coe, 28, could face up to 40 years in prison if convicted of all charges, according to Phillip Green, First Assistant U.S.
June 6, 2004 |
The Avengers began their season with a victory over the Arizona Rattlers at America West Arena in Phoenix. Today, they return to the same building, intent on not having the season end there. The Avengers (9-7), the lowest-seeded team in the eight-team Arena Football League playoffs, play the top-seeded Rattlers (11-5) in a quarterfinal between teams that finished the regular season going in opposite directions.
April 16, 2000 |
Coach Stan Brock was not fooled by the Los Angeles Avengers' unbeaten preseason record. Even with a team stocked with veterans, there were problems, he said, specifically on the lines where the team was spotty in protecting its quarterbacks and unable to put much pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Those problems cropped up again Saturday, and were pivotal in the Avengers' Arena Football League regular-season opening loss to Grand Rapids, 51-31, before 8,192 at Van Andel Arena.
June 11, 2000 |
Of all the losses the Avengers have suffered in their first Arena Football League season, Saturday's 54-51 defeat against Arizona is the toughest to take. That's because the Avengers--with a big second-half rally for the second consecutive week--appeared to have the game won. Todd Marinovich, in a stirring quarterback duel with the Rattlers' Sherdrick Bonner before 13,964 at Staples Center, appeared to make the deciding play on a 29-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Rice with seven seconds to play.
February 20, 2004 |
Cornelius Coe, a starting defensive specialist for the Avengers, has been charged with multiple cocaine-related felony counts, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday. He is in custody awaiting transport to Michigan. Coe, 28, could face up to 40 years in prison if convicted of all charges, said Phillip Green, First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan, which is headquartered in Grand Rapids.