March 21, 1991 |
Severe pain and an inability to perform the quick motions of professional baseball and football are the main reasons Bo Jackson's hip injury might end his athletic career. Jackson sustained a fracture-dislocation of the left hip on Jan. 13 in a Raider playoff game. A chip of bone was knocked off the acetabulum, the cup-shaped bone that forms the hip socket. The dislocated bone popped back into place on its own. Surgery was not required.
September 5, 1989 |
If the previous Raider cuts had been more glamorous than controversial, they made up for lost time Monday when they made a shocking series of both kinds. Gone were: --Mike Haynes. An expected move, but the end for an all-time great cornerback and a certain Hall of Famer. --Matt Millen. A mild surprise. A team leader since the Oakland days who started on two Super Bowl teams, he was the defense's only all-pro last season and his teammates were openly pulling for him.
July 30, 1987 |
John Clay, the Raiders' No. 1 pick, signed a contract Wednesday, ending his six-day holdout. No figures were given. Clay was reportedly set to sign a $1.45-million, four-year deal two weeks ago. Sources say that his agents, Norby Walters and Lloyd Bloom, then noted the $1.7 million given to Detroit's No. 1, Reggie Rogers, chosen seventh, eight picks ahead of Clay, and asked for more. A source says Clay may have gotten another $50,000 for an even $1.5 million. "It was hard," Clay said.
November 3, 1988 |
Howie Long has this pal. Long is brash, outspoken and famous. His pal, the teammate you always see him with, is shy, self-effacing and was going to be a great player himself, if on a different level. Howie gets movie scripts. His pal almost got to the Pro Bowl once. Hey, it's a living. What's to complain about? The pal is Bill Pickel, the kid from Queens who spends his season with his wife and son in an apartment down the block from the Raider facility in El Segundo.
September 21, 1989 |
By Week 3, you might like to think the Raiders are settling down, but that's not possible just yet. Instead, they're holding an open call at linebacker, where in the space of 36 hours they brought in three and cut two. In an upset, none of them was Otis Wilson. For those of you struggling to keep your programs updated, here's the latest flash. Arriving: Linden King. The veteran outside linebacker was waived in the first cut in camp but re-signed Wednesday. Leaving: Joe Costello.
January 4, 1990 |
If the Los Angeles Raiders stay in Los Angeles, and if the Los Angeles Coliseum undergoes renovation, then the Raiders would be welcome to play some of their games at Anaheim Stadium, provided scheduling conflicts with the present tenants--the California Angels and Los Angeles Rams--can be worked out, City Manager Bob Simpson said Wednesday.
August 24, 1987 |
Irwindale's leading export is Irwindale. Day after day, year after year, gravel trucks rumble out of the city, loaded with rock dug from the deep, gaping pits. The crushed rock will be made into cement, coming soon to a driveway or patio near you. The pits get wider and deeper. The nearest city to Irwindale is probably Beijing. Eventually, this little town's import-export imbalance of mother earth will result in the ultimate poetic justice.
June 4, 1988 |
In a shocking move, the Raiders terminated their unhappy Marc Wilson era, releasing their long-embattled quarterback suddenly and without ceremony Friday night. The decision by Al Davis came as a huge surprise. Wilson was known to be new Coach Mike Shanahan's choice to quarterback the team. No reason was given but speculation revolves around the fact that Wilson, a free agent, spurned the team's recent mini-camp, saying he wouldn't report for anything until he was signed to a new contract.
January 22, 1991 |
A man arrested in the investigation of 24 Sacramento-area bank robberies allegedly told detectives he was trying to finance his addiction to the Los Angeles Raiders, authorities said. Claude Dawson Jones, 32, who was held in lieu of $1 million bail, was arrested in his motel room, where federal agents found an airplane ticket to Buffalo, N.Y., and a ticket to the American Football Conference championship game between the Raiders and the Buffalo Bills.
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December 29, 1988 |
Sixteen months after the Los Angeles Raiders announced plans to build a football stadium in suburban Irwindale, their playing plans, beyond their commitment to play in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum through 1991, appear to be in greater doubt than ever.