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August 28, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Think playing in the NFL is a dream job? Check out this gut-wrenching story on former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Reggie Williams, who has undergone 24 surgeries on his butchered right knee. Paul Daugherty of the Cincinnati Enquirer paints an amazing picture of how the brutality of pro football has left a former Ivy League standout and two-time Super Bowl starter battling to save his leg. Writes Daugherty: He was never meant to be ordinary. Not as a hearing-impaired youth growing tough in Flint, Mich., not as an African American Ivy Leaguer at pale-white Dartmouth, not as arguably the most proficient linebacker in the 45-year history of the local NFL franchise.
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August 28, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Veteran NASCAR driver Bobby Labonte suffered three broken ribs in a cycling accident Wednesday morning and won't participate in this weekend's race in Atlanta, said his firm, Bobby Labonte Enterprises. The accident happened while Labonte, 49, was riding his bicycle near his home in Trinity, N.C. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital. Details of the accident were not disclosed. Labonte had no other injuries but was being held overnight for observation. Mike Bliss will replace Labonte this weekend in the No. 51 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car fielded by Phoenix Racing, the announcement said.
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March 4, 1990 | MIKE LITTWIN, BALTIMORE SUN
What happened to Reggie Williams? How did a question mark come to be placed at the end of his name? What went wrong? And why? How did this headline player end up in the small type, under transactions--Reggie Williams, waived--as if he were just another guy? When he played for Dunbar High in Baltimore, he was the best player on the best high school team in Baltimore history. In 1983, the Poets were No. 1 in America.
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August 28, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Think playing in the NFL is a dream job? Check out this gut-wrenching story on former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Reggie Williams, who has undergone 24 surgeries on his butchered right knee. Paul Daugherty of the Cincinnati Enquirer paints an amazing picture of how the brutality of pro football has left a former Ivy League standout and two-time Super Bowl starter battling to save his leg. Writes Daugherty: He was never meant to be ordinary. Not as a hearing-impaired youth growing tough in Flint, Mich., not as an African American Ivy Leaguer at pale-white Dartmouth, not as arguably the most proficient linebacker in the 45-year history of the local NFL franchise.
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November 24, 1987 | CHRIS BAKER
Clipper forward Reggie Williams, who sat out the team's last two games with the flu, will be available for duty in tonight's game against the Golden State Warriors at the Oakland Coliseum Arena. Williams has lost his spot in the starting lineup to rookie Joe Wolf, who has averaged 16.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4 assists since replacing him. Center Benoit Benjamin, who has sore knees, and guard Larry Drew, who has a sore back, didn't practice Monday but are expected to play tonight.
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February 12, 1987 | SAM McMANIS
The Dodgers said Wednesday that outfielder Reggie Williams has agreed to a contract for 1987. Williams appeared in 128 games last season as a rookie, hitting .277 and driving in 32 runs. Dodgers still unsigned are relief pitcher Ken Howell, shortstop Mariano Duncan, third baseman Jeff Hamilton, first baseman Franklin Stubbs and outfielder Ralph Bryant. Al Campanis, Dodger vice president, said the club is close to signing Stubbs.
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January 15, 1987 | MICHAEL WILBON, Washington Post
It was getting closer and closer to the official start of basketball practice, and Reggie Williams was growing anxious. He was going to be Georgetown's only returning senior, and all his running buddies from previous years were gone. Ralph Dalton, David Wingate, Michael Jackson and Horace Broadnax all had graduated last spring, and Williams was wondering who was going to take their places. Hoyas Coach John Thompson already had the answer to that question. Williams would take their places.
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October 13, 1989 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reggie Williams, the Clippers' once and current No. 1 shooting guard with no guarantees on the future, began the seven-game exhibition schedule Thursday night looking nothing like the player who was benched by two coaches last season and suspended in the final week for refusing to re-enter a game. Williams appeared to be nothing but a confident incumbent, even with rookie Jeff Martin playing well in camp.
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January 6, 1989 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
All week long, Reggie Williams of the Cincinnati Bengals has been thinking about the bills. Finance bills. Gun control bills. Tax bills. But what about the Buffalo Bills? Oh yeah, them too. Williams, you see, has the most intriguing dual life this side of Clark Kent. He is the world's only city councilman-outside linebacker. Compared to Williams, Bo Jackson is a couch potato. Even Bo hasn't attempted two careers at the same time.
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December 4, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Georgetown Coach John Thompson says a lineup heavy with freshmen and sophomores already has him looking toward next season, but his only senior is obviously interested in how the Hoyas do this season. Reggie Williams played every court position, scoring 30 points, pulling down 17 rebounds and dishing off 6 assists in leading 16th-ranked Georgetown to a 96-52 rout of Grambling in the Hoyas' home opener Wednesday night at Landover, Md.
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February 23, 2004 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
Mike Williams decided late last week to leave USC for the NFL, but the All-America wide receiver was reportedly vacillating Sunday after an intense weekend lobbying effort. An announcement is expected early this week, perhaps as soon as today. On Friday, sources said, the 6-foot-5, 230-pound Williams had made up his mind to take advantage of the recent Maurice Clarett decision that allows underclassmen to enter the draft.
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December 16, 2003 | From Associated Press
Washington receiver Reggie Williams said Monday he will pass up his senior season and make himself available for the NFL draft. "I believe I'm going to be the first pick," Williams said. "I'm going to strive hard, work hard in the off-season, preparing for the combine and the workouts I'm going to have. Hopefully, I'm going to be the top pick." Williams called it a difficult decision.
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October 4, 2003 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
UCLA receivers will watch Washington receiver Reggie Williams today with awe but not envy. Though the junior All-American is on the cocky side, the Bruins know he is deserving of his acclaim. "Reggie Williams is a great receiver; he's obviously going to be a top-10 or top-five pick in the draft," UCLA flanker Ryan Smith said. "He's just a freak."
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October 1, 2003 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
Washington has one of the best receivers in the country in Reggie Williams, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound junior who has already set school records for career receptions (177 and counting) and receiving yards (2,842 and counting), and UCLA has one of the nation's better cornerbacks in junior Matt Ware.
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September 7, 2003 | From Associated Press
Give Reggie Williams the ball with some open space at midfield, and it's usually six points for the Washington Huskies. Cody Pickett threw two of his three touchdown passes to Williams as No. 22 Washington beat Indiana, 38-13, Saturday at Seattle to hand Keith Gilbertson his first victory as coach of the Huskies. Pickett and Williams combined on a 70-yard touchdown that ignited a 28-0 burst in the third quarter.
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October 19, 2002 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
USC Coach Pete Carroll spent all of training camp and the first half of the season trying to find cornerbacks who could match up with the tall, physical receivers in the Pacific 10 Conference. The Trojans meet the model today when they go against Washington receiver Reggie Williams, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound sophomore who is on pace to become the Huskies' all-time leading receiver. Williams, a freshman All-American last year, has caught 38 passes for 655 yards and five touchdowns this season.
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January 9, 1988 | CHRIS BAKER, Times Staff Writer
Things aren't going well for either the Clippers or their top draft pick, Reggie Williams. Williams played only seven minutes and didn't score a point Friday night as the Clippers lost their ninth straight game, 117-103, to the Philadelphia 76ers at the Spectrum. Williams, who lost his starting spot at small forward to Joe Wolf Tuesday night in Milwaukee, was on the bench for the first three quarters as the Clippers lost for the 11th time in 12 games.
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November 12, 1987 | CHRIS BAKER, Times Staff Writer
Reggie Williams, the Clippers' standout rookie swing man, likes to party after victories. But he hates to go out after a loss. Williams, a 6-foot 7-inch, 190-pound forward-guard who was the fourth player picked in last summer's National Basketball Assn. draft, was able to go out about as often as he liked during the four years he played for Georgetown. But he may become as reclusive as Howard Hughes if he maintains his policy, now that he has joined the Clippers.
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October 13, 2002 | From Associated Press
Reggie Williams thought it was just an ordinary day. His performance, though, was extraordinary. Williams caught three touchdown passes, including the game-winner on an 80-yard play from Cody Pickett with 2 minutes 3 seconds left, as No. 22 Washington defeated Arizona, 32-28, on Saturday at Seattle. "Nothing spectacular," Williams insisted. Some might beg to differ.
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August 27, 1998 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
When Angel left fielder Reggie Williams' towering two-run home run in the fifth inning of the first game Wednesday reached the right-center-field bleachers, Williams thrust his fist into the air and raced around the bases as if he were the anchor leg of a mile relay team. Yankee second baseman Chuck Knoblauch stopped and stared at Williams until he reached home plate. So did shortstop Derek Jeter and third baseman Scott Brosius.
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