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September 20, 1992
Someone once said "I never promised you a Rosey Garden" (or something like that). We are fortunate, however, to have one in San Diego County. I was disappointed to read in The Times that we'll probably lose ours next month because the county can't afford to pay its custodian. Methinks the county should seriously reconsider. Roosevelt Grier has touched the lives of many, including me. Before he's sent packing, I'd like to see the keepers of the county take a long(er), hard(er) look at Rosey's local activities and accomplishments over the years, especially those involving various youth groups.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1998 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thirty years after Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles grappled with the assassination anew Friday, dredging up the emotion and suspicion that continue to haunt the killing and its legacy. In Pasadena, the brother and lawyer of Sirhan Sirhan sought support for their attempts to gain a new hearing for the man convicted of the killing.
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December 10, 1994 | ANDREA FORD and RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the latest twist of the O.J. Simpson case, former football defensive lineman-turned-evangelist Rosey Grier was called to the stand Friday to testify about a recent jailhouse conversation with the defendant that allegedly was overheard by at least one deputy. Grier's courtroom appearance was prompted by declarations and reports filed under seal by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
SPORTS
January 20, 1997 | DAN ARRITT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Approximately 40 former Rams, two coaches and a load of former season-ticket holders were among the 3,000 at Cal State Fullerton Sunday afternoon to help an old teammate. The event was organized by former Rams Merlin Olsen, Deacon Jones and Rosey Grier to raise money for Lamar Lundy, who was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer last fall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1998 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thirty years after Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles grappled with the assassination anew Friday, dredging up the emotion and suspicion that continue to haunt the killing and its legacy. In Pasadena, the brother and lawyer of Sirhan Sirhan sought support for their attempts to gain a new hearing for the man convicted of the killing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1990 | JOHN D. CRAMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
High noon. Humid and hot. No air conditioning. Sixty youngsters--the kind who can't sit still--in a stuffy classroom akin in size to a shoe box. Up front--doing all the singing, cheerleading and teaching--was Roosevelt Grier, a mountain of a man with a seemingly bottomless supply of energy. It ended with a lot of happy kids--and one worn-out Rosey Grier.
SPORTS
December 3, 1988 | Earl Gustkey
There was a surprise guest at Cus D'Amato's old gym in Catskill, N.Y., Thursday afternoon. Mike Tyson, the heavyweight champion. He chatted with his trainer, Kevin Rooney, then had a semi-serious workout on the heavy and speed bags, did some shadow boxing and jumped rope. Tyson is the undisputed heavyweight champion. But if his trainer is half-right, Tyson may lose all three of his titles and then have to win them back.
SPORTS
November 26, 1988 | Earl Gustkey
In the 1960s, when Roosevelt Grier was a member of the Rams' famed Fearsome Foursome defensive line, his National Football League opponents respectfully referred to him as a load. He still is. In April, 1986, Gov. George Deukmejian appointed Grier to the State Athletic Commission, the 8-member body that oversees professional boxing in California. Grier accepted the appointment, which carried with it the minimum responsibility of attending the monthly meetings.
NEWS
September 17, 1992 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With hands like butcher-shop beef shanks, the man once considered among the most feared players in professional football grips both ends of the veneered conference table the way he used to squeeze opposing quarterbacks. But Roosevelt Grier's words come with confessional quietness, a soft-spoken burst of wounded pride. "I don't know why it's wrong for Rosey Grier to earn a living while everyone else is making theirs," he says. "I'm not a wealthy man. Sure, I'm a well-known man.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1994 | JIM NEWTON and ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A crying and distraught O.J. Simpson blurted out two sentences to friend and minister Rosey Grier during an emotional jailhouse visit Nov. 13, according to testimony Wednesday by a sheriff's deputy who says he overheard a snippet of their conversation. Although Deputy Jeff Stuart did not repeat what he said he overheard, Deputy Dist. Atty.
SPORTS
January 13, 1997 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Fearsome Foursome patrolled the defensive line for the Los Angeles Rams from 1963 to 1966 and became one of the most revered group of linemen ever assembled in the NFL. Three of the four, Merlin Olsen, Rosey Grier and Deacon Jones, will participate in a fund-raiser for the fourth, former teammate Lamar Lundy, at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Cal State Fullerton. Lundy has prostate cancer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1994 | JIM NEWTON and ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After a heated courtroom debate--enlivened when one of O.J. Simpson's lawyers accused Superior Court Judge Lance A. Ito of mishandling Simpson's security arrangements in jail--Ito delayed a ruling until Monday on whether prosecutors may learn the contents of a jailhouse conversation between Simpson and the Rev. Rosey Grier.
NEWS
December 17, 1994 | JIM NEWTON and ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After a heated courtroom debate--enlivened when one of O.J. Simpson's lawyers accused Superior Court Judge Lance A. Ito of mishandling Simpson's security arrangements in jail--Ito delayed a ruling until Monday on whether prosecutors may learn the contents of a jailhouse conversation between Simpson and the Rev. Rosey Grier.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1994 | JIM NEWTON and ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A crying and distraught O.J. Simpson blurted out two sentences to friend and minister Rosey Grier during an emotional jailhouse visit Nov. 13, according to testimony Wednesday by a sheriff's deputy who says he overheard a snippet of their conversation. Although Deputy Jeff Stuart did not repeat what he said he overheard, Deputy Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1994 | BILL BOYARSKY
If the Rev. Rosey Grier was minister of one of the town's biggest churches, would prosecutor William Hodgman treat him with more deference? I wondered about that Friday when I watched on television as Grier, once a famous Rams football player, testified at the O.J. Simpson trial. Hodgman tried to pry from him details of a chat with the defendant that allegedly was overheard by one or more jailers. Just what the deputies overheard is unknown.
NEWS
December 10, 1994 | ANDREA FORD and RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the latest twist of the O.J. Simpson case, former football defensive lineman-turned-evangelist Rosey Grier was called to the stand Friday to testify about a recent jailhouse conversation with the defendant that allegedly was overheard by at least one deputy. Grier's courtroom appearance was prompted by declarations and reports filed under seal by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1994 | BILL BOYARSKY
If the Rev. Rosey Grier was minister of one of the town's biggest churches, would prosecutor William Hodgman treat him with more deference? I wondered about that Friday when I watched on television as Grier, once a famous Rams football player, testified at the O.J. Simpson trial. Hodgman tried to pry from him details of a chat with the defendant that allegedly was overheard by one or more jailers. Just what the deputies overheard is unknown.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1994 | JIM NEWTON and ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After a heated courtroom debate--enlivened when one of O.J. Simpson's lawyers accused Superior Court Judge Lance A. Ito of mishandling Simpson's security arrangements in jail--Ito delayed a ruling until Monday on whether prosecutors may learn the contents of a jailhouse conversation between Simpson and the Rev. Rosey Grier.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1992
Someone once said "I never promised you a Rosey Garden" (or something like that). We are fortunate, however, to have one in San Diego County. I was disappointed to read in The Times that we'll probably lose ours next month because the county can't afford to pay its custodian. Methinks the county should seriously reconsider. Roosevelt Grier has touched the lives of many, including me. Before he's sent packing, I'd like to see the keepers of the county take a long(er), hard(er) look at Rosey's local activities and accomplishments over the years, especially those involving various youth groups.
NEWS
September 17, 1992 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With hands like butcher-shop beef shanks, the man once considered among the most feared players in professional football grips both ends of the veneered conference table the way he used to squeeze opposing quarterbacks. But Roosevelt Grier's words come with confessional quietness, a soft-spoken burst of wounded pride. "I don't know why it's wrong for Rosey Grier to earn a living while everyone else is making theirs," he says. "I'm not a wealthy man. Sure, I'm a well-known man.
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