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Thu, 27 May 2004 08:08:00 -0700
Pat Yasinskas, of the Charlotte Observer, reports former Carolina Panthers WR Anthony Bright has sued the Panthers and WR Steve Smith, claiming a 2002 fight with Smith ruined his career in the NFL. The civil lawsuit claims Smith's actions and the team's negligence prevented him from finding another job and he's seeking damages in excess of $10,000 in actual damages as well as punitive damages from Smith. Bright needed surgery and was hospitalized after being struck in the face by Smith during a film session Nov. 18, 2002. His attorney, Guy Crabtree, is claiming the injuries have prevented him from being the same player he was before the incident. He's been playing for Orlando in the Arena Football League.
Wed, 13 Aug 2003 07:58:57 -0700
The Houston Texans have released WR Anthony Bright, reports HoustonTexans.com. Bright spent the previous two seasons with the Carolina Panthers.
Fri, 14 Feb 2003 05:28:57 -0800
The Houston Chronicle reports the Houston Texans have allocated WR Anthony Bright to NFL Europe. He will play for the Scotland Claymores.
Tue, 07 Jan 2003 19:57:18 -0800
AtlantaFalcons.com reports that the Atlanta Falcons have signed CB Anthony Bright to the five-man practice squad. Bright replaces WR Jimmy Farris, who was promoted to the 53-man roster earlier.
Sun, 24 Nov 2002 20:27:02 -0800
Jay Glazer reports for SportsLine.com the Carolina Panthers are about to place WR Anthony Bright (beaten up) on their practice squad-IR list. As previously noted, Bright received a broken nose by a pair of punches from fellow WR Steve Smith after Bright asked the coaches to rewind and replay a particular play Smith got wrong in last week's loss.
Fri, 22 Nov 2002 23:17:00 -0800
Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith was jailed and charged with misdemeanor assault on Friday following an alleged attack on a teammate earlier this week. WR Anthony Bright, who spent two nights in the hospital this week because of the incident, filed a report with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police when he was released from the hospital. Smith faces a maximum sentence of 120 days imprisonment. He was released Friday evening after posting $2,000 bond.
Thu, 21 Nov 2002 05:43:21 -0800
Updating an earlier story, Steve Reed reports for the Gaston Gazette Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith could face criminal assault charges after beating teammate, WR Anthony Bright.
Wed, 20 Nov 2002 14:41:08 -0800
Updating an earlier story, the Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers WR Anthony Bright broke his nose in the altercation he had with teammate, WR Steve Smith. WR Isaac Byrd visited Bright in the hospital and he said Bright's injuries were "very disturbing." "I wanted to leave the room the second I walked in there," Byrd said. "When I saw him his face was covered, it was like a sheet below the eyes. The nose was covered. Half the face was swollen and his left eye was closed, you'd have thought there was a bulldozer in Steve's fist." Byrd said Smith called Bright's hospital room while he was there. As noted, the team suspended Smith this week.
Wed, 20 Nov 2002 11:07:21 -0800
The AP reports Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith has been suspended for one game by the team. Smith had an altercation with teammate, WR Anthony Bright. Smith will miss Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Thu, 17 Oct 2002 09:41:09 -0700
The Winston-Salem Journal reports the Carolina Panthers have signed WR Anthony Bright to the practice squad.
Fri, 11 Oct 2002 13:32:28 -0700
Panthers.com reports the Carolina Panthers have released WR Anthony Bright.
Wed, 14 Aug 2002 15:31:58 -0700
Panthers.com reports coach John Fox said Carolina Panthers WR Anthony Bright (calf) returned to practice Wednesday.
Tue, 13 Aug 2002 11:20:43 -0700
Carolina Panthers coach John Fox told Panthers.com WR Anthony Bright (calf strain) sat out Tuesday's morning practice session.
Sun, 11 Aug 2002 23:48:51 -0700
Steve Reed reports for the Gaston Gazette Carolina Panthers backup WR Anthony Bright took a big step toward winning the team's No. 4 WR spot with his performance Saturday night. Bright had 121 yards on four receptions, all of them from rookie QB Randy Fasani. Coach John Fox admitted Bright looked great Saturday night, but said the young WR needs to be more consistent in practice.
Tue, 20 Nov 2001 16:55:44 -0800
Panthers.com reports the Carolina Panthers have signed DE Gillis Wilson off of the New York Giants practice squad and placed DE John Milem (knee) on injured reserve. The team also added WR Anthony Bright to their practice squad and waived LB Jeff Posey.
Tue, 14 Aug 2001 18:28:57 -0700
According to the team's official site, the Carolina Panthers claimed S Tony George off waivers from the New England Patriots and LB Matt Smith off waivers from the Indianapolis Colts. They also waived S Tony Booth, WR Anthony Bright and LB Cameron Saulsby. The team also removed the NFL Europe roster exemption from WR Kofi Shuck.
Sun, 12 Aug 2001 12:31:08 -0700
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers RB Richard Huntley's pulled hamstring is worse than first diagnosed and it appears he will miss the team's pre-season game this weekend. Others who will sit out the game include, TE Wesley Walls (knee), RB Brad Hoover (hamstring), WRs Patrick Jeffers (knee), Darryl Daniel (ribs) and Anthony Bright (hamstring), CB Deveron Harper (hamstring) and DT Al Lucas (back).
Sat, 11 Aug 2001 06:18:01 -0700
The Charlotte Observer reports several Carolina Panthers were injured during last night's pre-season game, RB Dee Brown (ankle), WRs Anthony Bright (hamstring), Karl Hankton (concussion), Steve Smith (cramps) and Jim Turner (concussion), OT Chris Terry (ribs) and TE Mike Roberg (concussion). No word yet on the extent of the injuries. As previously reported, LB Dan Morgan suffered a stinger to his shoulder early in the game.
Tue, 31 Jul 2001 14:12:52 -0700
ESPN reports the Carolina Panthers have signed free agent WR Anthony Bright. He worked out for the team yesterday.
Mon, 30 Jul 2001 20:42:17 -0700
Pat Yasinskas reports for the Charlotte Observer the Carolina Panthers worked out three free agent WRs on Monday. Micah Ross, Anthony Bright and Carey Walker all worked out and the team might offer one a contract Tuesday.