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    The longest yard

    Anyone else find it funny that Bill Romanowski and Michael Irvin are in this film? After all, they both belong in prison.


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    Re: The longest yard

    Irvin does....Romo was a mean son of a gun that I would have loved to have seen in a Vikes uni...


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    Re: The longest yard

    "Vikestand" wrote:
    Irvin does....Romo was a mean son of a gun that I would have loved to have seen in a Vikes uni...
    I used to like Romo before he popped a team member in the eye!

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    Re: The longest yard

    It is pretty funny that they are both in this film, but I don't neccesarily think either one of them "belongs" in prison. They both did some bad things, but I know people who have done more than both of them and are not in prison.
    On another note, I am actually kind of looking forward to this movie.

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    Re: The longest yard

    I aint saying nothing bad about Romo. That guy is crazy and for all I know, he could be a member of PPO. :lol:

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    Re: The longest yard

    How can you say nothing bad about Romonowski?

    The guy:
    -Is a cheap shot artist
    -Is a Racist
    -Took THG (steroids)
    -Ending the career of a teamate because of a roid rage outburst in which he punched him in the face, breaking his orbital (eye socket) bone.

    And you guys get into a hissy fit when someone smokes weed.

    Lets see:

    IRVIN, MICHAEL
    8/00
    A grand jury could review evidence against former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin, who was arrested at an apartment where law officers say they found marijuana and other drugs. The Denton County district attorney's office will determine whether to prosecute Irvin, the FBI said Tuesday. A grand jury would receive any accusations involving a possible felony offense, assistant district attorney Kevin Henry told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in Wednesday's editions. Two days after arresting Irvin and a woman at the apartment, members of a drug task force said they would not seek marijuana charges against Irvin. He had been arrested on investigation of misdemeanor marijuana possession. Authorities said they found less than two ounces of marijuana along with ecstasy pills. A drug task force had a warrant for the apartment's tenant, who was not there. Instead, Irvin and the tenant's sister were at the apartment. Apartment tenant Ronda Adham, who also is identified as Rhonda Adaham on some official documents, was arrested by task force agents Aug. 10 in a Dallas suburb. She was indicted on federal drug trafficking charges in 1999 and had violated conditions of her pretrial release. Adham was part of a group accused of selling the heroin that killed Mark Tuinei of the Cowboys last year, according to published reports. Earlier reports also said that a substance that appeared to be cocaine had been found in the apartment where Irvin was arrested. Irvin has insisted he was in the wrong place at the wrong time and the drugs were not his.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news/ap/20000816/ap-irvinarrested.html
    6/01
    Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin surrendered to police Saturday night, one day after Denton County authorities issued an arrest warrant on a felony cocaine possession charge. Irvin surrendered to the Duncanville Police Department about 7:05 p.m. Saturday, said Keith Bilbrey, a department spokesman. Irvin was arraigned immediately, posted a $2,500 bail bond and was released at 8:05 p.m., Bilbrey said. The charge stems from Irvin's Aug. 9 arrest at a North Dallas apartment where law officers said they found marijuana and other drugs. Less than two months earlier, the former football star had completed four years of deferred probation on a no-contest plea to felony cocaine possession. If convicted on the felony cocaine possession charge, Irvin could face six months to two years in jail and up to a $10,000 fine. Irvin's attorney, Howard Shapiro said Friday that Irvin planned to plead innocent and ask for a jury trial. Irvin, who retired from football in July of last year, has been adamant about his innocence in the latest case. He said he was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. FBI spokeswoman Lori Bailey said the case evolved after officers with the Collin-Denton County Drug Task Force, of which the FBI is a part, attempted to arrest Rhonda Adaham on a federal warrant at her apartment. Adaham was not there, but her sister, Nelly Adaham, and Irvin were found and arrested. Nelly Adaham was indicted on the same charge as Irvin, but Rhonda Adaham was not indicted, Breading said. Authorities said they found less than 2 ounces of marijuana along with ecstasy pills. Irvin was not charged after the arrest.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news/ap/20010623/ap-irvinsurrenders.html
    Michael Irvin was indicted Monday by a grand jury on two counts of drug possession less than a month after the Dallas Cowboys receiver was found with three other people in a motel room containing marijuana and cocaine. The grand jury returned the two-count indictment against Irvin, who appeared before the panel last week. If convicted of the charges, Irvin could face a jail term from 2 to 20 years with a maximum fine of $10,000. He was released Monday after posting bond of $5,500. "Michael Irvin will plead not guilty because he is not guilty of this offense, and will be tried in a court, not in the press," said Kevin Clancy, Irvin's attorney. Irvin, former teammate Alfredo Roberts and two women were at a motel room March 4 when police said they found approximately 3 ounces of marijuana, 2 ounces of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. The two women -- Angela Renee Beck and Jasmine Nabwangu -- were charged but Roberts was not charged. Irving, Texas, police were responding to a complaint from management of a Residence Inn Motel about possible prostitution in a room. Police said the women were topless dancers. Beck, an alleged prostitute, was the only one of the four arrested on drug charges March 4. KXAS-TV in Dallas reported Thursday that Irvin's fingerprints turned up on dinner plates that had a residue of cocaine. The station also reported last week that a glass container with cocaine residue was found in Irvin's overnight bag. Matt Drumm, one of four Irving police officers who went to the motel room, is quoted in last week's Sports Illustrated as saying police knocked repeatedly on the door as they heard people moving around inside. "When we did get the door (partially) open, they had the security bar on it. A big cloud of smoke came out," Drumm told the magazine. When the officers displayed their handcuffs, a male voice inside the room asked, "Can I tell you who I am?" In the past five years, Irvin has testified before a grand jury regarding sexual assault allegations involving teammate Erik Williams, has been accused of assaulting a woman in a nightclub parking lot and was cited for disorderly conduct in an incident where a Florida liquor store refused to sell him wine.
    http://espn.go.com/editors/nfl/news/0401irvin.html
    On the field, Michael Irvin had Hall of Fame credentials with 750 catches and three Super Bowl rings. Off the field, he was the NFL's canary in the coal mine. Irvin's troubles off the field were a foreshadowing of the myriad of problems the NFL has had to deal with in the last year. Irvin, who announced his retirement last week, pleaded no contest to a felony drug charge in 1996 and received 800 hours of community service and four years probation after being arrested in a hotel room with two women who described themselves as models. But it was Irvin's attitude, as well as his acts, that tarnished his image and the image of the Dallas Cowboys and the NFL. He first asked the police, "Do you know who I am?" And he showed up in court wearing a fur coat and sun glasses. He was suspended for five games in 1996, and the Cowboys lost three of them and home-field advantage in the playoffs. In 1998, he was involved in a murky incident dubbed "Scissorsgate." In some kind of a scuffle over a haircut that has never been fully explained, Irvin left a 2-inch gash on Everett McIver's neck. The Cowboys already had paid the ultimate price for Irvin's problems.
    http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/articles/20000715/247389.html
    8/01
    Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin entered an innocent plea Monday for a felony charge of possessing less than a gram of cocaine. If convicted on the felony possession charge, Irvin could face six months to two years in jail and up to a $10,000 fine. ``I don't know anything about it,' Irvin said outside the courthouse. The charge stems from Irvin's arrest last Aug. 9 at a North Dallas apartment where law officers said they found marijuana and ecstasy pills. Less than two months earlier, Irvin had completed probation on a no-contest plea to felony cocaine possession. Irvin was not charged after the arrest. He was indicted 10 months later. Irvin, who retired in July 2000 and was hired for Fox Sports Net's Sunday pregame show, insisted he was in the wrong place at the wrong time and the drugs were not his. A few weeks later, Fox announced that Irvin would not be an analyst for the network. In 1996, Irvin pleaded no contest to felony cocaine possession in exchange for four years of deferred probation, a $10,000 fine and dismissal of misdemeanor marijuana possession charges. The NFL suspended Irvin for five games.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news/ap/20010730/ap-irvin-arraignment.html
    Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin apologized to his family and friends Wednesday for being in a north Dallas apartment at the time of a police raid last year. Flanked by his wife and attorney, Irvin spoke at a news conference two days after a state judge dismissed a felony charge of possessing less than a gram of cocaine against him and 22-year-old Nelly Adham. The charge was dropped after Denton County prosecutors said in a motion filed Monday that they learned last week an officer searched the apartment without a warrant and the cocaine was not in plain sight. ``We have no doubt we would have won, but, quite honestly, God stepped in. He stepped in and got it done before we even went to trial,' Irvin said. Irvin and Adham were arrested in August 2000. He was indicted in June, 10 months after the raid on the apartment, where law officers said they also found marijuana and ecstasy pills. No charges were ever filed involving those drugs. Irvin said he went to the apartment to visit a friend. He apologized to his wife, Sandy, for being unfaithful. ``Being there, period,' broke their marriage covenant, he said.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news/ap/20011107/ap-irvin-drugs.html

    ROMANOWSKI, BILL
    Denver Broncos linebacker Bill Romanowski and his wife directed a friend to obtain more than 500 appetite suppressant pills -- more than five times the amount that would have been prescribed on a standard diet plan, according to law enforcement documents obtained by Sports Illustrated. The magazine reported in this week's edition that the Romanowskis directed Lori Johnson to obtain the large quantities of Phentermine, a controlled substance, from September 1998 to January 1999. Romanowski was indicted last week on four felony counts accusing him of using the diet drug, which some doctors believe helps athletes by speeding up their metabolisms. Julie Romanowski faces eight counts of fraudulently obtaining a controlled substance and conspiracy. Her scheduled arraignment was postponed until Oct. 5. Johnson and Dr. Randall Snook were accused of participating. Johnson pleaded guilty in January to conspiring to illegally obtain a prescription drug. Snook pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and received 18 months' probation. Johnson's lawyer told the magazine that on numerous occasions, at the Romanowskis' request, Johnson obtained Phentermine and prescription-strength ephedrine and delivered both to the Romanowskis' house.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news/ap/20000816/ap-broncos-romanowski-si.html
    An emotional Bill Romanowski refuted a racist comment attributed to him in the upcoming issue of Sports Illustrated that claims the Denver Broncos linebacker may have distributed diet drugs to teammates. Sports Illustrated reports that an unidentified white player told both the grand jury and the magazine that Romanowski suggested he take the drug because, "It is the only way we can compete with the black guys." The same player also told SI that Romanowski didn't say black guys, but rather the "N-word." Romanowski was particularly incensed with this allegation. Sports Illustrated also reported that Broncos center David Diaz-Infante told authorities that Romanowski gave him the drug on one occasion, and that former Bronco Martin Harrison gave prosecutors a written statement detailing Romanowski's alleged offers of pregame stimulants.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news/20000816/romanowski.html
    8/03
    In-house squabbling among teammates may have reached a new level Thursday when injured Raiders tight end Marcus Williams filed a civil lawsuit against teammate Bill Romanowski on allegations of battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The lawsuit stems from a training camp incident Aug. 24 in which Romanowski pulled off Williams' helmet and punched him in the left eye. Williams said he suffered serious injuries, including a broken left orbital bone, at least one broken tooth, and swelling and bleeding of the eye and face. Williams' lawyer James J. Brosnahan claims the injuries may jeopardize Williams' NFL career. The second-year tight end is currently on the Raiders' injured reserve list and is out for this season. The lawsuit is not a total surprise, as Williams' agent Lee Kolligian said soon after the incident that his client was considering legal action. “Seeing Bill's somewhat cavalier attitude in terms of apologizing after each incident and saying it wasn't going to happen again and never being taken to task for it was getting underneath Marcus' skin,� said agent Lee Kolligian. According to the lawsuit, the Raiders had just finished a blocking drill during which Williams had been blocking Romanowski. As Williams walked back to receive instructions for the next play, Romanowski came up behind Williams and said, “Don't push me." As Williams turned to face Romanowski, the lawsuit states, Romanowski grabbed Williams' face mask and tore off Williams' helmet and punched Williams in the face. The lawsuit notes that Williams then fell to his knees while clutching his left eye. Williams was taken to the hospital, but the lawsuit states he could not be treated immediately due to excessive swelling of the left eye. While Williams was being held at the hospital, a detective with the Alameda Police Department arrived, took photographs and prepared a police report. Soon after, Alameda Police Lt. Jim Brock told the San Francisco Chronicle that after speaking with Williams, his department would not pursue the matter. The Raiders, meanwhile, suspended Romanowski for one day of practice and fined him an undisclosed amount.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=1639725
    For the second time in 32 months, the Denver Broncos held a meeting Wednesday about linebacker Bill Romanowski's belief system. The issue was whether the team's three-time defensive captain, who prompted a heated team discussion in December 1997 after he spit in the face of African-American 49ers receiver J.J. Stokes, is a bigot. Did Romanowski, as stated in a new Sports Illustrated article detailing his indictment on charges of fraudulently obtaining the diet drug Phentermine, use the N-word when talking about fellow black players? That was the charge leveled in an anonymous quote from a former teammate, believed by numerous sources to be ex-49er and Broncos defensive lineman Martin Harrison. After an emotional explanation by Romanowski, who called the accusations a lie, the team decided to give him the benefit of the doubt. Publicly, the Broncos supported Romanowski -- no one more vehemently than coach Mike Shanahan -- but privately some players came to the same conclusion that they reached after the Stokes incident. Romanowski isn't a racist, just an idiot. Since Romanowski arrived in Denver four years ago, he has repeatedly raised eyebrows about his conduct on and off the field. Poll players in NFL locker rooms, even his own, and you'd find that Romanowski is considered one of the league's dirtiest players. Unlike former bad boys like Conrad Dobler and Jack Tatum, Romanowski generally shies away from this label. But his record speaks for itself. Since signing with Denver as a free agent on Feb. 23, 1996, he has been fined approximately $70,000 for illegal hits and poor sportsmanship. His wallet took a $20,000 hit after he busted the jaw of former Carolina Panthers quarterback Kerry Collins in a 1997 preseason game. Five months later, he was fined $7,500 for launching the infamous loogie at Stokes. Romanowski's defense was that Stokes had insulted him -- though he conveniently left out the fact that he had grabbed the receiver's groin in a dog pile moments earlier. Last season alone, the two-time Pro Bowler was fined for a cheap shot on Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez, leading with his helmet on a smack of Jacksonville running back Fred Taylor and verbally jousting with Jets linebacker Bryan Cox. Yet, amazingly, he has never been suspended. Gonzalez, for one, asked Romanowski during a game why he insisted on blatantly breaking the rules. Romanowski's response? According to Gonzalez, the Broncos linebacker said that he didn't care about the fines because he could "afford to pay them." Romanowski, who has apologized for spit but never a hit, defends his rugged play and insists that he's merely become a target. Even before he donned a Broncos uniform, he had a nasty reputation. While with the 49ers, where he was considered an arrogant punk based on insiders' accounts, Romanowski incited teammate Jerry Rice to fight him in practice. San Francisco was glad to let him go after his horrible performance in the 1993 NFC Championship Game loss to Dallas, and he ended up in Philadelphia. As an Eagle, the former Boston College star was fined $4,500 for kicking an opponent in the head.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/columns/psx/20000817/timeforbroncostolose.html
    11/03
    Four Oakland Raiders, including three starters from last year's Super Bowl team, are facing four-game suspensions from the NFL for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug at the center of a widening sports doping scandal, a league source told The Chronicle. The four -- linebacker Bill Romanowski, center Barret Robbins and defensive tackles Dana Stubblefield and Chris Cooper -- were notified by the league by letter last week that they had tested positive for the designer steroid tetrahydrogestrinone (THG). The Raiders players are the first professional team members who have been detected using the recently identified steroid. The test results were first reported Sunday by Sportsline.com and on the CBS-TV pregame show "NFL Today" and later confirmed to The Chronicle by an NFL source. The steroid has been linked by Olympic drug-testing officials to Victor Conte and the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative (BALCO) in Burlingame. A lengthy appeals process could delay the NFL players' suspensions until next season.
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2003/11/17/MNGEV33KQ91.DTL


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    Re: The longest yard

    He was never a Viking. :lol:

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    Re: The longest yard

    "ultravikingfan" wrote:
    "Vikestand" wrote:
    Irvin does....Romo was a mean son of a gun that I would have loved to have seen in a Vikes uni...
    I used to like Romo before he popped a team member in the eye!
    I used to like Romo before he spit in JJ Stokes' eye! I would have liked him even more however had he spit in T.O.'s eye...

    Romo was definately on steroids though, that guy was crazy big even into the later years of his career.

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    Re: The longest yard

    I liked Romo. Yeah, he was crazy and out of control most of the time. But, he was fun to watch. I like players that are tough and aren't afraid to hit someone if they piss them off.

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    Re: The longest yard

    "oldschoolmikey" wrote:
    I liked Romo. Yeah, he was crazy and out of control most of the time. But, he was fun to watch. I like players that are tough and aren't afraid to hit someone if they piss them off.
    Me too.

    All except for popping his own teammate.

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