October 22, 1993 |
It has been a down week for Tommy Bennett, who covers against the pass for UCLA, which is preparing to play Oregon State, a team that doesn't pass. "I'm alternating at free safety and still fighting for a starting free safety position," said Bennett, a sophomore. "Right now, Travis Collier has it, but I'm right there on his heels." Collier got the job from Bennett after the season opener, against California.
March 5, 1994 |
UCLA defensive back Tommy Bennett was suspended from the football team by the athletic department Friday after his arrest by campus police on forgery allegations and an unrelated traffic offense. A search warrant was served on Bennett, a sophomore, at his Saxon Suites residence on campus Thursday morning, and sufficient evidence was obtained to arrest him on forgery charges, according to Lt. Jim Kuehn of the UCLA police.
October 7, 1990 |
The headline act at Morse this season is its offensive backfield. Tommy Bennett, a Morse wide receiver and defensive back, admits that. But it sure looked as if he was trying to steal the show, as No. 1 Morse dismantled Lincoln, 44-6, in front of a crowd estimated at 3,700 at Mesa College Saturday. Quarterback Teddy Lawrence, who leads the county in rushing average (18.7), gave Morse (5-0) a 7-0 lead on a flashy 78-yard scoring run in the first quarter.
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November 26, 2003 |
John and Alicia Bennett knew they would probably bury their three children, all stricken with a rare genetic disease. They never imagined they would lose Tommy first. Four-year-old Tommy, the youngest and healthiest -- the one strong enough to endure three experimental stem-cell transplants -- succumbed early Tuesday to complications of the procedures intended to save his life. "I told him that it was all right for him to go," Alicia Bennett wrote in an e-mail to a reporter Tuesday.
October 21, 1994 |
Step 2 of Tommy Bennett's three-step program to get on with his life was completed Thursday when he was suspended from UCLA for the fall quarter. Step 3, playing football again, will have to wait. Bennett, a defensive back who has not played this season, pleaded no contest in West Los Angeles Superior Court last month to felony charges of making a false financial statement and grand theft and was sentenced to 300 hours of community service and three years probation.
September 30, 1995 |
UCLA starting strong safety Ted Nwoke has been suspended for team disciplinary reasons. Coach Terry Donahue would not be specific but equated it with a curfew violation. "I will talk with him on Monday about his future status with the team," Donahue said. Glenn Thompkins will start in Nwoke's place tonight. Tommy Bennett, who has been playing primarily at linebacker, is also expected to play part of the game at safety.