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May 14, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former Ram safety Vince Newsome retired from the Cleveland Browns after a physical exam revealed a spinal condition that posed a risk of permanent injury.
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May 14, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former Ram safety Vince Newsome retired from the Cleveland Browns after a physical exam revealed a spinal condition that posed a risk of permanent injury.
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December 4, 1987 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, Times Staff Writer
Safety Vince Newsome, the Rams' biggest hitter on defense, knows now how it feels to be on the receiving end of pain. He was stung so hard and so deep last August that he hasn't yet begun to recover. "I've been numb the whole year," he said Thursday. You wouldn't know it by the numbers. Newsome is the team's second-leading tackler with 45, trailing only the 75 recorded by linebacker Jim Collins, who played in all three strike games. It's nothing new to Newsome.
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December 31, 1989 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are seven cervical vertebrae in the neck. Start at the top--C-1, as it is known--and slide your fingers over each bony bump until you reach the gap between C-4 and C-5, which should be just about halfway down the length of the neck. Now imagine a force great enough to cause those two vertebrae to collide, effectively crushing the spinal cord and permanently rendering you a quadriplegic.
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October 20, 1988 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, Times Staff Writer
Ram safety Vince Newsome's season ended abruptly Wednesday when more sophisticated tests conducted for a pinched nerve in his neck revealed a herniated disk between his fifth and sixth vertebrae. Newsome, 27, will be lost for the rest of the season, but has been assured by the team's medical staff that he will be able to return at full strength next year. "This is not a damaged disk," trainer Jim Anderson said. "It's a swelling of the disk, which is putting pressure on the nerve.
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December 10, 1986 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, Times Staff Writer
That fabled Ram pecking order you've heard so much about took a beating this season, especially in the secondary, where aspiring defensive backs used to wait quietly on the bench while age and protocol was served. Then came injuries and, of course, Vince Newsome--known better as The Taz. The Taz has soft, docile eyes. You trust these eyes. The smile disarms, as does the gentle voice. You would buy a time-share condo in Cleveland from this man.
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July 28, 1989 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, Times Staff Writer
You can't hang a price tag on two lost seasons in Vince Newsome's football life, seasons stolen by troublesome twists of fate and neck. Time past is nonrefundable. Just a few days before the Rams' opener, in August 1987, Newsome's father, Thomas, was killed in a freak carpentry accident. Vince mourned, and played on, though his heart wasn't quite in it. Last October, his mind cleared somewhat, Newsome strode head-on into tight end Jay Novacek of the Phoenix Cardinals at Anaheim Stadium.
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December 31, 1989 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are seven cervical vertebrae in the neck. Start at the top--C-1, as it is known--and slide your fingers over each bony bump until you reach the gap between C-4 and C-5, which should be just about halfway down the length of the neck. Now imagine a force great enough to cause those two vertebrae to collide, effectively crushing the spinal cord and permanently rendering you a quadriplegic.
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August 25, 1987
Ram safety Vince Newsome missed Sunday's exhibition game against San Diego after learning of the death of his father, Thomas, 58, who was critically injured last week in an industrial accident. Newsome flew home to Sacramento and will remain there through funeral services Wednesday.
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July 17, 1987 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
The Rams signed 12th-round draft choice Fred Stokes, a defensive end from Georgia Southern, Thursday. He is only the second of the team's draft selections to come to terms. Earlier, the Rams signed eighth-round choice Michael Stewart, a safety from Fresno State. Stokes' signing left nine draft choices unsigned just two days before Sunday's opening of training camp for rookies and free agents. And one of them, running back Tracy Ham, the ninth-round pick, will remain that way.
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July 28, 1989 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, Times Staff Writer
You can't hang a price tag on two lost seasons in Vince Newsome's football life, seasons stolen by troublesome twists of fate and neck. Time past is nonrefundable. Just a few days before the Rams' opener, in August 1987, Newsome's father, Thomas, was killed in a freak carpentry accident. Vince mourned, and played on, though his heart wasn't quite in it. Last October, his mind cleared somewhat, Newsome strode head-on into tight end Jay Novacek of the Phoenix Cardinals at Anaheim Stadium.
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October 20, 1988 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, Times Staff Writer
Ram safety Vince Newsome's season ended abruptly Wednesday when more sophisticated tests conducted for a pinched nerve in his neck revealed a herniated disk between his fifth and sixth vertebrae. Newsome, 27, will be lost for the rest of the season, but has been assured by the team's medical staff that he will be able to return at full strength next year. "This is not a damaged disk," trainer Jim Anderson said. "It's a swelling of the disk, which is putting pressure on the nerve.
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December 4, 1987 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, Times Staff Writer
Safety Vince Newsome, the Rams' biggest hitter on defense, knows now how it feels to be on the receiving end of pain. He was stung so hard and so deep last August that he hasn't yet begun to recover. "I've been numb the whole year," he said Thursday. You wouldn't know it by the numbers. Newsome is the team's second-leading tackler with 45, trailing only the 75 recorded by linebacker Jim Collins, who played in all three strike games. It's nothing new to Newsome.
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December 10, 1986 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, Times Staff Writer
That fabled Ram pecking order you've heard so much about took a beating this season, especially in the secondary, where aspiring defensive backs used to wait quietly on the bench while age and protocol was served. Then came injuries and, of course, Vince Newsome--known better as The Taz. The Taz has soft, docile eyes. You trust these eyes. The smile disarms, as does the gentle voice. You would buy a time-share condo in Cleveland from this man.
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March 30, 1991 | TIM KAWAKAMI
The Rams lost their second Plan B free agent Friday, safety Vince Newsome, but also signed two more and were set to sign another, former Ram punter Dale Hatcher. Newsome, 30, a starter for most of last season before losing his job to Pat Terrell, signed with the Cleveland Browns. Hatcher apparently has agreed to terms with the Rams and is expected to sign before the end of the free-agency period, Monday at midnight.
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December 24, 1988
Five Los Angeles Rams players and a Santa Ana-based company will donate $13,200 to the "Just Say No" Club program in Orange County after the National Football League playoffs, the team said. At the start of the season, Rams LeRoy Irvin, Jerry Gray, Johnny Johnson, Vince Newsome and Mickey Sutton pledged $100 each for every interception the team made, said Pete Donovan, the team's marketing director. First American Title Insurance Co. pledged to match the players' contributions, he said.
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