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February 6, 1991 | Associated Press
Ronnie Lott, often called the heart and soul of the San Francisco 49ers defense, has offered to take a $200,000 pay cut to remain with the team. But his attorney, Leonard Armato, says the 49ers want an even deeper slice of the $1 million Lott is scheduled to receive this year. Lott, left off the 49ers' protected list and now a Plan B free agent, wants to play two more years and would like them to be with San Francisco.
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November 24, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Marcus Allen has seen enough. He's convinced. The 1981 Heisman Trophy winner from USC said Ed Orgeron has sufficiently proved he deserves to drop the interim title and become the Trojans' head football coach. Allen isn't part of any selection committee, but if he were, he would hire Orgeron. "From the depths of despair, from a program that was flat-lining, he has made a tremendous turnaround," said Allen, the first former player to talk to the team after Lane Kiffin was fired Sept.
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May 7, 2012 | By Chris Dufresne
Ronnie Lott did his best to stay composed during Monday afternoon's unveiling of the 2012 early watch list for the "Lott IMPACT Trophy. " USC defensive back T.J. McDonald and UCLA linebacker Patrick Larimore were among the 42 players selected as candidates for the ninth Lott award , named after the former USC and NFL Hall of Fame defensive back. Lott was emotional as he offered closing comments in Newport Beach, less than a week after the death of former USC and San Diego Chargers star Junior Seau.
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September 1, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Maybe money isn't the issue between DirecTV and the Pac-12 network. Maybe there is too much violence … not on the field, but in the studio. Commentator Ronnie Lott was in the process of singing UCLA's praises after the Bruins' 58-20 victory over Nevada. The former USC defensive back took a tumble while jokingly tossing his wallet to fellow commentator Rick Neuheisel, a former UCLA coach and quarterback. Neuheisel quickly quipped, “See what happens when he says anything nice about UCLA.
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April 18, 2011 | Bill Dwyre
To properly know who Ronnie Lott is, and what he has become, it is important to know who he was. Also, it needs to be established that Lott will be 52 on May 8, which makes him, in the ongoing discussion of the long-term impact of NFL injuries, a tweener. He is between the days when the crippling hits occurred and the days they actually become crippling. He says he expects to really feel them in his 60s. "I know what's coming," Lott says. This is a hard subject for Lott because he is a hard guy. Raised in a military family and moving around as a child, he was perhaps the best football player to come out of Fontana, and Eisenhower High.
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December 14, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
San Francisco 49er safety Ronnie Lott may need surgery on one of his sprained knees, Coach George Seifert said. But immediate surgery is only a possibility, not a probability, Seifert said. "It's up in the air right now," Seifert said Thursday. "I would say it's week-to-week as to what's going to take place." Lott sprained both knees in the Dec. 3 game against the New York Giants, hurting the left more seriously than the right.
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January 16, 1985 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
Ronnie Lott stood in Candlestick Park Tuesday, surrounded by reporters, as Super Bowl week hit full stride. The 49er cornerback seemed to be shivering slightly. That's what several busloads of reporters, determined not to miss a note, scribbled with their Super Bowl XIX pens on their Super Bowl XIX pads--"Lott shivering slightly"--and so made it official.
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December 26, 1987 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, Times Staff Writer
Ronnie Lott would like to propose a friendly wager for, say, a soda pop. Name four players--no, make it three, he says--who play for the San Francisco 49er defense. This would be the same defense that is ranked first statistically in the National Football League, ahead of the more celebrated Chicago Bears or the New York Giants. Ready . . . begin. Lott? Of course. A gimme. Just Thursday Lott was selected to his sixth Pro Bowl team--four as a cornerback and now two as a free safety.
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October 22, 1991 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Raiders have scratched a path to halftime in this season looking a lot like the bunch that stopped hearts back in 1970, when George Blanda worked enough last-second miracles to win a most-valuable-player award. Twenty-one years later, only the name of the ageless hero has changed. The Raiders won four games in 1970 by a total of nine points, finishing 8-4-2. Had it not been for Blanda, it might have been 4-8-2, leaving NFL Films without some of its most valuable footage.
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March 26, 1991 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeing as how 48-point title-game losses tend to get your attention, the Raiders took a deep breath and perhaps a giant step forward Monday when they signed free agent safety Ronnie Lott, who gave the San Francisco 49ers the best years of his life and, more courageously, the tip of his left pinky. Lott was the heart of the 49er secondary for 10 seasons, during which time he was named to the Pro Bowl nine times while helping his team to four Super Bowl championships.
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May 7, 2012 | By Chris Dufresne
Ronnie Lott did his best to stay composed during Monday afternoon's unveiling of the 2012 early watch list for the "Lott IMPACT Trophy. " USC defensive back T.J. McDonald and UCLA linebacker Patrick Larimore were among the 42 players selected as candidates for the ninth Lott award , named after the former USC and NFL Hall of Fame defensive back. Lott was emotional as he offered closing comments in Newport Beach, less than a week after the death of former USC and San Diego Chargers star Junior Seau.
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April 18, 2011 | Bill Dwyre
To properly know who Ronnie Lott is, and what he has become, it is important to know who he was. Also, it needs to be established that Lott will be 52 on May 8, which makes him, in the ongoing discussion of the long-term impact of NFL injuries, a tweener. He is between the days when the crippling hits occurred and the days they actually become crippling. He says he expects to really feel them in his 60s. "I know what's coming," Lott says. This is a hard subject for Lott because he is a hard guy. Raised in a military family and moving around as a child, he was perhaps the best football player to come out of Fontana, and Eisenhower High.
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December 11, 2005 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Tonight at a black-tie affair at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach, the second Lott Trophy winner will be presented. The award, created by USC booster John Hamilton and named after former USC defensive back Ronnie Lott, goes to the college football player voted the nation's best on defense. The finalists are linebacker A.J. Hawk of Ohio State, linebacker DeMeco Ryans of Alabama and defensive end Darryl Tapp of Virginia Tech.
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December 9, 2004 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
The Heisman Trophy almost always goes to an offensive player. Now there is the Lott Trophy for the best defensive player in the country. Appropriately named for Ronnie Lott, the former USC and NFL Hall of Fame defensive back, the first Lott Trophy will be presented at a dinner Sunday at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach, the day after the Heisman is presented in New York. So how tough was Lott?
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August 26, 2000
After three weeks, I'm ready to cast my vote: Dennis must go. Please, ABC, acknowledge you made a mistake hiring Dennis Miller and fix it now. Miller just doesn't work. His sarcastic, sometimes acerbic, wit; his obscure references (beyond the grasp of most MENSA members) and his over-pursuit of the joke seriously detract from the show. There are many more-qualified broadcasters or other personalities more deserving of the spot, including Matt Millen, Tim Brando, Bill Maas, Mark Malone, Merrill Hoge, Mike Patrick, Ronnie Lott and Joe Namath, to name a few. Pick one!
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July 30, 2000
Career statistics of those enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday (Sacks did not become official NFL statistic until 1982.): HOWIE LONG *--* Int Sacks 1981 Oakland 0 -- 1982 LA Raiders 0 5.5 1983 LA Raiders 0 13.0 1984 LA Raiders 0 12.0 1985 LA Raiders 0 10.0 1986 LA Raiders 0 7.5 1987 LA Raiders 0 4.0 1988 LA Raiders 1 3.0 1989 LA Raiders 0 5.0 1990 LA Raiders 0 6.0 1991 LA Raiders 1 3.0 1992 LA Raiders 0 9.0 1993 LA Raiders 0 6.0 Totals 2 84.0 *--* RONNIE LOTT Int Yards Avg.
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November 24, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Marcus Allen has seen enough. He's convinced. The 1981 Heisman Trophy winner from USC said Ed Orgeron has sufficiently proved he deserves to drop the interim title and become the Trojans' head football coach. Allen isn't part of any selection committee, but if he were, he would hire Orgeron. "From the depths of despair, from a program that was flat-lining, he has made a tremendous turnaround," said Allen, the first former player to talk to the team after Lane Kiffin was fired Sept.
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July 11, 1988
The San Francisco 49ers are expected to sign safety Ronnie Lott to a contract worth $2.3 million over three years today. Lott, a former USC star, became a free agent Feb. 1.
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July 30, 2000 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most players approach their induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame with awe, anticipation and elation. It is the culmination of everything they worked for since the day they first held a football. Not Joe Montana. For the man considered one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, it was a day to be approached with dread and regret. Until he actually got here. "I saw it as the end point," Montana said at his induction ceremony Saturday on the steps of the hall.
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