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Sat, 01 Mar 2003 12:32:54 -0800
The San Francisco 49ers have not tendered free agent WR Vinny Sutherland. He is now an unrestricted free agent.
Fri, 07 Feb 2003 06:33:21 -0800
The San Jose Mercury News reports San Francisco 49ers KR/WR Vinny Sutherland is serving a 30-day jail sentence in Santa Clara County Jail after voluntarily changing the weekend work forlough arrangement agreed to at his sentencing in October. Sutherland was convicted Oct. 7 of three misdemeanor counts from a May 18 drunken-driving arrest. He chose to change his penalty so that he could get back to a normal work schedule quicker. He has been in jail since Jan. 22.
Mon, 06 Jan 2003 09:20:36 -0800
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports San Francisco 49ers KR Vinny Sutherland replaced WR Cedric Wilson at punt returner following Wilson’s muff of a punt that led to a New York Giants’ touchdown.
Thu, 02 Jan 2003 13:43:36 -0800
The AP reports KR/WR Vinny Sutherland was re-signed on Thursday by the San Francisco 49ers.
Wed, 01 Jan 2003 22:09:40 -0800
The AP reports the San Francisco 49ers worked out KR/WR Vinny Sutherland on Wednesday. He worked out for special teams coach Bruce DeHaven during afternoon practice. The 49ers haven't signed Sutherland yet.
Fri, 25 Oct 2002 12:42:09 -0700
The Chicago Bears have released WR/KR Vinny Sutherland.
Mon, 07 Oct 2002 19:32:25 -0700
The Ap reports Chicago Bears WR/KR Vinny Sutherland pleaded no contest to hit-and-run and drunken driving charges Monday. He will be sentenced at a later date, but is expected to serve at least 15 days in county jail.
Fri, 04 Oct 2002 16:24:00 -0700
ChicagoBears.com reports newly signed WR/KR Vinny Sutherland will not play for the Chicago Bears this weekend.
Fri, 04 Oct 2002 10:01:26 -0700
The Chicago Bears have signed WR/KR Vinny Sutherland to a two-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Mon, 26 Aug 2002 17:48:12 -0700
49ers.com reports the San Francisco 49ers have released WR/KR Vinny Sutherland. The leading candidates for the kick and punt returning jobs appears to be Cedrick Wilson and Jimmy Williams.
Wed, 21 Aug 2002 21:09:13 -0700
The Ap reports San Francisco 49ers WR/PR Vinny Sutherland (left hamstring) missed practice Wednesday.
Sat, 10 Aug 2002 15:31:17 -0700
Mike Triplett, of the Sacramento Bee, reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Steve Mariucci said KR Vinny Sutherland would sit during Saturday's preseason game because the 49ers already know what they have in him.
Sat, 20 Jul 2002 08:50:51 -0700
Matt Maiocco reports for the Press Democrat San Francisco 49ers return specialist Vinny Sutherland should be at training camp Sunday. He had been admitted into an alcohol treatment center in Florida in early June.
Wed, 19 Jun 2002 10:35:34 -0700
The San Jose Mercury News reports San Francisco 49ers PR/WR Vinny Sutherland pleaded not guilty Tuesday to drunken driving, hit-and-run charges and driving with a suspended license stemming from an accident last month. Sutherland faces up to two years in county jail if convicted on all the charges. A pre-trial hearing was scheduled for July 16.
Fri, 07 Jun 2002 09:31:28 -0700
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers WR/KR Vinny Sutherland was excused from Thursday's minicamp to enter an alcohol rehabilitation center in Florida. He'll be in the program for six-weeks.
Thu, 06 Jun 2002 17:24:36 -0700
49ers.com reports San Francisco 49ers WR Vinny Sutherland (personal matters) and LB T.J. Turner (ankle) missed practice Thursday.
Tue, 04 Jun 2002 07:21:15 -0700
The San Jose Mercury News reports San Francisco 49ers WR/KR Vinny Sutherland’s arraignment on drunken driving and hit-and-run charges has been delayed until June 18.
Thu, 30 May 2002 09:06:05 -0700
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco 49ers WR/KR Vinny Sutherland returned on Wednesday to take part in the team’s ongoing minicamp. He was excused last week following his arrest for drunken driving and felony hit-and-run.
Wed, 22 May 2002 16:01:06 -0700
SF49ers.com reports San Francisco 49ers WR/KR Vinny Sutherland was excused from Wednesday’s practice. He was in a single car accident over the weekend and arrested. Sutherland issued a statement apologizing for his actions and said he’s going to continue to cooperate with all the authorities involved in the accident.
Tue, 21 May 2002 07:54:31 -0700
Updating Monday's reports, Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers WR/KR Vinny Sutherland has been charged with driving under the influence and felony hit-and-run after leaving the scene of a single-car accident in Saratoga. Sutherland crashed his vehicle into two light posts and a tree.
Mon, 20 May 2002 14:59:07 -0700
SF49ers.com reports San Francisco 49ers WR Vinny Sutherland was involved in a single car accident early Saturday morning. He also had two other players, Josh Shaw and Kevin Curtis, as passengers. GM Terry Donahue said the team is very thankful no one was seriously injured. He said the team has been in contact with the Santa Clara County Sheriff Department and Sutherland will be charged with an undisclosed crime.
Fri, 17 May 2002 01:50:34 -0700
The San Francisco 49ers have re-signed exclusive-rights free agent WR Vinny Sutherland to a one-year, $300,000 deal.
Mon, 22 Apr 2002 15:46:35 -0700
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports the San Francisco 49ers have agreed to a contract with undrafted rookie free agent RB Ken Simonton (Oregon State), who will compete with Vinny Sutherland as a return specialist.
Tue, 15 Jan 2002 09:07:17 -0800
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports the San Francisco 49ers enter the off-season with four starters eligible for unrestricted free agency. RB Garrison Hearst, FB Fred Beasley, C Jeremy Newberry and S Lance Schulters -- all starters -- are all able to depart. QB Rick Mirer, OT Matt Willig, LB Terry Killens, DE Troy Wilson and CB Tyrone Drakeford are also unrestricted free agents. DE Chike Okeafor, FB Terry Jackson and C Ben Lynch are restricted free agents. Exclusive-rights free agents are: PK Jose Cortez, KR/PR Vinny Sutherland, TE Justin Swift, RB Jonas Lewis, S Ronnie Heard and DT Bobby Setzer.
Sun, 30 Dec 2001 21:50:03 -0800
Cam Inman reports for the Contra Costa Times San Francisco 49ers DT Bryant Young (stinger), CB Rashad Holman (stinger), return specialist Vinny Sutherland (bruised knee) and LG Ray Brown (sprained elbow) all are probable for Sunday's game at New Orleans.
Sat, 24 Nov 2001 10:14:59 -0800
Matt Maiocco reports for the Press Democrat San Francisco 49ers return specialist Vinny Sutherland has been in a slump lately. He has struggled on kickoff and punt returns, and last week he signaled for a fair catch against the Carolina Panthers and still ran with the ball. Coach Steve Mariucci said Sutherland is all the team has to do the job so no changes are planned.
Fri, 02 Nov 2001 20:00:48 -0800
Cam Inman reports for the Contra Costa Times San Francisco 49ers QB Jeff Garcia (right knee), C Jeremy Newberry (left ankle) and return specialist Vinny Sutherland (groin) all practiced Friday and should play Sunday, according to coach Steve Mariucci said.
Thu, 01 Nov 2001 08:12:17 -0800
The Contra Costa Times reports San Francisco 49ers CB Anthony Parker could be facing season-ending surgery to repair the left shoulder he dislocated last week. He and his agent and doctors are going to decide if he should just rehab and play and put it in a sling or harness, or if surgery is imminent," coach Steve Mariucci said. Backup CB Rashad Holman sprained his left ankle in practice Wednesday. The team is expected to promote CB Jimmy Williams from the practice squad. Return specialist Vinny Sutherland (groin) and CB Jason Webster (concussion) returned to practice Wednesday. QB Jeff Garcia (knee) and C Jeremy Newberry (left ankle) did not practice.
Mon, 29 Oct 2001 22:12:27 -0800
Jill R. Dorson reports for the Contra Costa Times San Francisco 49ers CB Anthony Parker (separated shoulder) is doubtful for next week's game against the Detroit Lions, coach Steve Mariucci said. "It could be a couple of weeks," Mariucci said. CB Jason Webster (concussion) is expected to practice Wednesday. Mariucci said return specialist Vinny Sutherland (groin) is questionable for Sunday's game. Backup center Ben Lynch (high ankle sprain) is OUT.
Sun, 28 Oct 2001 20:40:49 -0800
Cam Inman reports for the Contra Costa Times San Francisco 49ers WR Cedrick Wilson filled in for the inactive Vinny Sutherland on punts and kickoffs. Wilson averaged 18.6 yards on five kickoff returns, 2.0 yards on two punt returns.
Mon, 03 Sep 2001 15:29:44 -0700
SF49ers.com reports the San Francisco 49ers have signed WR/PR Vinny Sutherland and CB Jason Suttle. The team also released DE Jerome Davis and DT Larry Fitzpatrick.
Mon, 27 Aug 2001 09:56:25 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports the team has waived veteran RB Gary Downs, C Matt O'Neil and DT William Carr. They also waived rookies: CB Jamara Clark, LB Nick Colbert, CB Ahmad Hawkins, TE Jevaris Johnson, T Dave Kadela, LB Trey Merkens, and fifth-round draft choice WR Vinny Sutherland.
Sat, 21 Jul 2001 21:00:20 -0700
Dan Levak reports for AtlantaFalcons.com Atlanta Falcons WR Terance Mathis, WR Vinny Sutherland and CB Darrick Vaughn took all the reps fielding punts during special teams drills Saturday morning and afternoon.
Fri, 29 Jun 2001 13:02:29 -0700
Charles Odum, of the Ledger-Enquirer, reports for the Sporting News that the Atlanta Falcons young wide receivers could be in for a heated battle come training camp. With the recent addition of Tony Martin, the Falcons have three established veterans in Martin, Terance Mathis and Shawn Jefferson. There may be only one or two roster slots for the younger WRs, as Jammi German, Eugene Baker and Brian Finneran will all be in a battle. Rookies Vinny Sutherland and Quentin McCord will also have to step up come training camp to make sure they make the team.
Sat, 09 Jun 2001 03:10:08 -0700
Charles Odum, of the Ledger Enquirer, reports for the Sporting News that the Atlanta Falcons have a battle going for the No. 3 WR position. With Tim Dwight gone to San Diego, the Falcons expect Brian Finneran, Jammi German, Eugene Baker, Vinny Sutherland and Quentin McCord to battle for additional playing time behind starters Terence Mathis and Shawn Jefferson.
Tue, 29 May 2001 11:24:13 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports the Atlanta Falcons have officially signed rookie WR Vinny Sutherland, a fifth-round draft choice, to an undisclosed deal.
Fri, 18 May 2001 16:22:46 -0700
SportsLine.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with fifth-round pick WR Vinny Sutherland on a three-year deal.
Mon, 14 May 2001 15:30:25 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons GM Harold Richardson stated the team sees rookie WR Vinny Sutherland very much like former Falcons WR/KR Tim Dwight and they plan to use him in many of the same roles this year.
Sun, 06 May 2001 16:50:10 -0700
Dan Levak reports for AtlantaFalcons.com that Atlanta Falcons rookie TE Alge Crumpler rarely dropped a pass over the weekend during mini-camp. He also appeared to be very comfortable running all of the routes the team asked him to do. LB Matt Stewart looked good over the weekend and was all over the field during Saturday's work. He snagged an acrobatic interception off a QB Michael Vick throw. WR Vinny Sutherland showed he's able to run disciplined routes and displayed a nice pair of hands. He also appears to have that extra gear to kick into a faster speed, which could help down the road on special teams work.