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January 3, 1991
Sam Wyche, worried that reporters' curiosity could knock the Cincinnati Bengals out of the playoffs, closed practice and severely restricting media access to players this week, fearing that the Houston Oilers might get insights for their AFC game Sunday.
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December 28, 1995 | From Associated Press
Sam Wyche thanked the fans and his players before giving himself a pat on the back and walking out the door. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers said the parting was by mutual agreement Wednesday. The coach's 23-41 record in four seasons with the team that has lost more games than any in the NFL over the last 20 seasons suggested neither side really had a choice.
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October 12, 1990 | Associated Press
Cincinnati Bengal fans are chipping in to help Coach Sam Wyche pay the estimated $27,500 fine imposed by the NFL for his refusal to let a female writer into the team's locker room after a Monday night loss in Seattle last week. It's been a lively topic on radio talk shows, and now a window replacement company that uses Wyche as a spokesman has placed an ad in Cincinnati's two daily newspapers asking the public to contribute to the "Sam Wyche Fine Fund."
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December 9, 1994 | MIKE REILLEY
A group of Tampa fans behind the Buccaneers' bench, unhappy with the team's 4-9 record, has been tough on Coach Sam Wyche recently. "You remember your first beer, don't you?" Wyche said of the hecklers. "These guys are reliving their childhood. There are eight of them now (behind the bench). A guy who sits behind them called in on my weekly radio show and said: A. They're drunk. B. When you make a first down, they go berserk, just like they do when you have to punt.
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October 3, 1990 | Associated Press
The NFL said that Cincinnati Coach Sam Wyche will be heavily fined for barring female reporter Denise Tom of USA Today from the Bengals' locker room after losing Monday night to Seattle. . . . The Houston Oilers waived running back Mike Rozier, who played in the Pro Bowl in 1987 and '88, after trying to trade him.
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October 2, 1990
A female reporter was barred from the Cincinnati locker room by Coach Sam Wyche after the Bengals' 31-16 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night. Denise Tom of USA Today said she was told that the team would send any player she wanted to interview to meet with her outside the locker room at the Kingdome. In comments made to Tim Smith of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Wyche admitted barring the woman from the locker room.
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October 26, 1994 | MAL FLORENCE
After the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost, 41-16, to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday at Candlestick Park, Coach Sam Wyche said of his team's aggressive style of play: "We didn't come here to play courtesy football. At least we wanted to establish toughness, that we were a mean . . . nasty football team." Comment from C.W. Nevius of the San Francisco Chronicle: "Here's a suggestion.
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December 13, 1993 | From Associated Press
After a victory and two near-misses in their previous three games bolstered the sagging confidence of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday's 13-10 victory over the Chicago Bears brought a guarantee from Coach Sam Wyche. "We're not going to be in the playoffs (this season). We will be next year," Wyche said after his team stopped Chicago's four-game winning streak and damaged the hopes of the Bears, who started the day in a three-way tie for the NFC Central lead.
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March 19, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sam Wyche and the Cincinnati Bengals have settled their dispute over whether the coach quit or was fired. Neither side would say whether the settlement involved a payment by the Bengals over Wyche's Christmas Eve departure.
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January 11, 1992 | From Associated Press
The Minnesota Vikings hired Stanford's Dennis Green on Friday, making him the the second black NFL head coach in modern league history. Green, 42, replaces Jerry Burns, who resigned. Green becomes the fifth coach in the club's 31-year history and joins Art Shell of the Raiders as the NFL's only black head coaches. "I don't think players are going to look at is as, 'We've got the black head coach,' " Green said. "If I treat them all the same, they're going to treat me the same."
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January 10, 1992 | Associated Press
Former Cincinnati Bengal coach Sam Wyche will be named coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today, according to broadcast reports Thursday night. Cincinnati stations WCPO-TV, WKRC-TV and WLWT-TV all reported that Wyche had been offered the job and had accepted. But they also said that Wyche refused to confirm the reports. Earlier Thursday, the Buccaneers denied that an offer had been made. Wyche, who was head coach of the Bengals for eight years, left the team Dec.
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January 4, 1992 | Associated Press
Sam Wyche, seeking to become the coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, emerged from a 3 1/2-hour meeting with owner Hugh Culverhouse confident that the organization is ready to do everything it takes to shed its image as a perennial NFL doormat. "I had a great talk with Mr. C," said Wyche, who left the Cincinnati Bengals on Christmas Eve with the team saying he had resigned and the coach insisting he had been fired. "I wouldn't be here if I wasn't very much interested in this job.
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December 25, 1991 | From Associated Press
Coach Sam Wyche has left the Cincinnati Bengals, but there is some question whether he quit or was fired. At stake is the $1 million he is to receive under the final two years of his contract if he was fired. Wyche met Tuesday morning with General Manager Mike Brown, who later released a statement saying Wyche had resigned. That would allow the club to avoid paying the final two years on Wyche's contract. Brown declined to talk about his meeting with Wyche.
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