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November 27, 1993 | T.J. SIMERS
Linebacker Shane Conlan, who has played in three Pro Bowls, believes Ram teammate Roman Phifer is having the kind of season that should earn him Pro Bowl consideration. "I don't know if he's getting overlooked, but I've played with a lot of great outside linebackers, and Roman Phifer is playing as well as any of them," Conlan said. "He's definitely a Pro Bowl type of player." Phifer leads the Rams with 78 tackles, including 61 solo.
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January 28, 2004 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Former UCLA linebacker Roman Phifer, now in his 13th season in the NFL, has started every game for the New England Patriots since their season-opening 31-0 loss at Buffalo. Phifer makes his off-season home in the Hastings Ranch area of Pasadena. His wife, Linda, is from Pasadena, but Phifer is from Charlotte, N.C. During Super Bowl media day here Tuesday, Phifer said he got game tickets for 15 relatives and friends from Charlotte. "Yeah, some of them are pretty big Panther fans," he said.
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July 13, 1994 | MIKE REILLEY
Outside linebacker Roman Phifer suffered another strain of his right hamstring during pass-defense drills in pre-camp at Rams Park. Trainer Jim Anderson said it was a mild strain, similar to one Phifer suffered in workouts last week. "We're not going to push it this week," Anderson said. "We want him ready for the start of training camp next week." The four-day pre-camp workouts will end Thursday, but the rookies and free agents will return next Monday for three more days of workouts.
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October 24, 1999 | T.J. SIMERS
Times NFL writer T.J. Simers poses--and answers--the burning questions for this week's games: Question: Why are things looking up in Arizona? Answer: The Cardinals have signed an Arena League quarterback, which appears to be the quickest way to gain NFL success, next to signing someone who has played in Europe. The Cardinals signed Sherdrick Bonner, 31, who had been playing for the Arizona Rattlers, a la Kurt Warner, who played for the Iowa Barnstormers before moving on to St. Louis.
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September 14, 1989 | JERRY CROWE
UCLA football players Roman Phifer and Damion Lyons were convicted of misdemeanor battery this week in Los Angeles Municipal Court in connection with the beating last May of a student security officer, a spokesman for the city attorney's office said Wednesday. Phifer and Lyons, who were suspended for the season, were sentenced to 24 months summary probation and ordered to perform 45 days of community service. They also were ordered to pay damages to the victim, Scott Szymanski, a UCLA student.
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October 9, 1990 | MAL FLORENCE
UCLA Coach Terry Donahue is concerned about the status of outside linebacker Roman Phifer, who didn't play against Arizona. Phifer has a hamstring injury and will miss Saturday night's game against San Diego State at the Rose Bowl. Donahue isn't sure when Phifer will play, saying that if it's determined that he tore his hamstring, he could be out for the season. Donahue also said that center Lance Zeno has a sprained foot and is doubtful for the San Diego State game.
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August 31, 1989 | JERRY CROWE
Safety Willie Crawford and linebacker Roman Phifer have been suspended from the UCLA football team for the 1989 season because of violations of university rules and regulations, the school announced Wednesday. "This is the result of university disciplinary action by the dean of students," read a statement released by the UCLA sports information office. Despite numerous attempts to reach them, neither Raymond H.
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September 2, 1989 | JERRY CROWE, Times Staff Writer
Willie Crawford, son of the former Dodger of the same name and a highly regarded UCLA football player who was dropped from the team this week, was convicted of theft Aug. 22 in Beverly Hills Municipal Court, court records show. Crawford, 19, was sentenced to 24 months' summary probation and ordered to pay a fine of $352.50. As part of a plea bargain to the misdemeanor charge, he was ordered by the court to pay $1,494.30 to Nordstrom department store and $298 to Lisa Papetti, a UCLA student.
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January 28, 2004 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Former UCLA linebacker Roman Phifer, now in his 13th season in the NFL, has started every game for the New England Patriots since their season-opening 31-0 loss at Buffalo. Phifer makes his off-season home in the Hastings Ranch area of Pasadena. His wife, Linda, is from Pasadena, but Phifer is from Charlotte, N.C. During Super Bowl media day here Tuesday, Phifer said he got game tickets for 15 relatives and friends from Charlotte. "Yeah, some of them are pretty big Panther fans," he said.
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November 9, 1996
In a cynical age such as ours, it's sometimes hard to swallow the obvious, which is why we're having such a tough time digesting the Jim Harrick firing. Unless there's something under a rock, it looks like what we've seen is what we've got. Harrick needs to come up with something more than mere appeals to sympathy in order to make his case. He broke a rule (rules?), and then he lied to cover it up. He was busted, he confessed. After Blazergate, he should have known he was on thin ice. Look, UCLA isn't Nebraska or USC. This is a school that suspends a high-profile football player (Roman Phifer)
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November 19, 1994 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rams want to move, and quickly. But Roman Phifer won't let them. Phifer, an outside linebacker who has displayed star qualities while becoming one of the team's most productive performers, has ignored the team's persistent overtures to sign a new deal before he becomes a free agent at season's end. "I don't know why the Rams didn't go ahead and pay the man when they had the chance," defensive end Robert Young said. "It was probably a dumb move on their part. I just hope we don't lose him."
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November 18, 1994 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rams want to move, and quickly. But Roman Phifer won't let them. Phifer, an outside linebacker who has displayed star qualities while becoming one of the team's most productive performers, has ignored the team's persistent overtures to sign a new deal before he becomes a free agent at season's end. "I don't know why the Rams didn't go ahead and pay the man when they had the chance," Ram defensive end Robert Young said. "It was probably a dumb move on their part.
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October 1, 1994 | T.J. SIMERS
Starting guard Leo Goeas and starting linebacker Roman Phifer practiced for the first time all week Friday in preparation for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons. Coach Chuck Knox said he expects Goeas, who was on crutches after last week's game because of an ankle injury, to play without problem. Phifer will wear a splint on his hyper-extended elbow, which Knox said will still allow for him to make tackles.
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December 30, 1993 | MIKE REILLEY
Coach Chuck Knox suggested that outside linebacker Roman Phifer might have been overlooked by the fans, coaches and players voting for the NFC's Pro Bowl team because the Rams were struggling at 4-11. "I thought he had a great year," Knox said. "Sometimes you don't get the recognition you should, especially when you're not winning as many games as we would like. The teams that had the most players on there (Dallas has an NFC-high 11) are the teams that were winning."
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December 25, 1993 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tim Lester, a Ram fullback, pondered the question, silently rolling through his mental checklist of the NFL's toughest linebackers he has blocked. There was New Orleans' Rickey Jackson. And no list would be complete without the New York Giants' Lawrence Taylor. But Lester's list had one more selection. "Oh, and on this team it's Roman Phifer," Lester said, recalling some of the bruising matchups they had during training camp last summer. "He's so strong for his size, and he has great quickness.
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December 24, 1993 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ram fullback Tim Lester pondered the question, silently rolling through a mental checklist of the toughest linebackers he has blocked in the NFL. * There was New Orleans' Rickey Jackson and no list would be complete without the Giants' Lawrence Taylor. But wait . . . Lester's list had one more addition. "Oh, and on this team it's Roman Phifer," Lester said, recalling some of the bruising matchups they had during training camp last summer. "He's so strong for his size and he has great quickness.
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