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Fri, 27 May 2005 14:22:49 -0700
CBS5.com, citing Bay City News, reports former NFL LB Bill Romanowski was able to settle his litigation involving a practice field punch that ended a former teammate's career, according to his attorney. Jeffrey Springer, Romanowski's lawyer, said Romanowski agreed to settle for $415,000, a lawsuit filed by former Oakland Raiders TE Marcus Williams over an incident at Raiders' facilities in Alameda on Aug. 24, 2003, in which Romanowski punched Williams in the face. Williams had been awarded $340,000 from a verdict back in March, but his lawyer was not happy and he filed a motion asking for more money or a new trial. After a short closed hearing in a judge's chambers Friday, May 27, Romanowski agreed to settle all the issues in the case, including legal costs, for just an additional $75,000, Springer said.
Wed, 23 Mar 2005 11:08:35 -0800
The Associated Press reports former Oakland Raiders TE Marcus Williams won his case against former teammate LB Bill Romanowski as a jury ordered Romanowski to pay Williams $340,000 in damages Tuesday, March 22, for injuring the tight end during a practice drill in 2003. Williams said the attack by Romanowski broke his left eye socket, shortened his memory, gave him double vision and depression, ultimately leading to the end of his brief career.
Tue, 01 Mar 2005 12:59:05 -0800
The Rocky Mountain News reports former Oakland Raiders LB Bill Romanowski was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, March 1, as former teammate Marcus Williams charges Romanowski ended his career during a training camp altercation in 2003. Romanowski ripped off Williams' helmet and punched the second-year tight end in the face during a practice drill. Williams is seeking civil damages of $3.8 million for alleged battery, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Sat, 29 Jan 2005 10:30:21 -0800
Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports steroid use has become an issue in the $3.8 million lawsuit brought against former NFL LB Bill Romanowski for attacking former teammate Marcus Williams and ending his career. Romanowski, who has been implicated in the BALCO steroids scandal, punched Marcus Williams, then a teammate with the Oakland Raiders, in the left eye Aug. 24, 2003, during a fight on the practice field.
Wed, 21 Jan 2004 15:18:41 -0800
ESPN.com reports former Oakland Raiders TE Marcus Williams, who was the victim of a vicious blow to the face from former teammate LB Bill Romanowski during training camp, is suing his attacker for $3.8 million, according to a court document. Williams suffered a brain injury and a broken bone around his left eye after Romanowski ripped Williams' helmet off and punched him in the face. Williams had to be placed on injured reserve, which meant his season was over before it began. He was later waived by the Raiders.
Fri, 31 Oct 2003 10:53:25 -0800
Updating previous reports, Marcus Thompson II, of the Contra Costa Times, reports an attorney for TE Marcus Williams disputed the Oakland Raiders' claim that his client is healthy enough to play football. Williams was removed from the injured reserve list and released earlier this week. NFL rules state that a player on injured reserve cannot be waived unless he receives an injury settlement or is cleared to play by doctors...neither of which happened. "The medical advice we've received is that Marcus' serious injuries are still healing," Williams' attorney said. "For the Raiders to remove him from injured reserve and cut him under these circumstances is simply wrong. Bill Romanowski's assault has cost Marcus the rare opportunity to capitalize on his successful year last year and has jeopardized Marcus' future in professional football. The fact that the Raiders have now released Marcus with nothing, while keeping Bill Romanowski on injured reserve with salary, only adds insult to injury and compounds the detrimental impact of Bill Romanowski's assault."
Wed, 29 Oct 2003 12:43:29 -0800
The Oakland Raiders have waived TE Marcus Williams, according to ESPNews.
Wed, 29 Oct 2003 08:04:06 -0800
The Seattle Times reports the Oakland Raiders have waived TE Marcus Williams (eye) from the team's injured reserve list.
Fri, 17 Oct 2003 09:29:34 -0700
Updating previous reports, Oakland Raiders TE Marcus Williams sued LB Bill Romanowski in civil court Thursday, Oct. 16, for a fight between the two after practice that resulted in Williams' eye socket being broken.
Thu, 16 Oct 2003 13:44:09 -0700
ESPNews reports Oakland Raiders TE Marcus Williams (eye) plans to sue Raiders LB Bill Romanowski for injuries suffered in a fight between the two.
Thu, 28 Aug 2003 12:43:57 -0700
Updating previous reports, Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports the Oakland Raiders have placed TE Marcus Williams (eye socket) on the injured-reserve list, making him ineligible to play this season.
Tue, 26 Aug 2003 12:30:54 -0700
Updating previous reports, ESPN.com reports Oakland Raiders TE Marcus Williams will not press charges against LB Bill Romanowski for punching him at practice on Monday, Aug. 25. However, Williams' agent Lee Kolligian did not rule out pressing charges in the future.
Tue, 26 Aug 2003 06:14:08 -0700
ESPN.com reports Oakland Raiders TE Marcus Williams (eye/nose) suffered a broken left orbital and injured his nose during a fight with teammate LB Bill Romanowski on Monday, Aug. 25. Williams will be sidelined four-to-six weeks with the injury, which puts the Raiders in a position to reach an injury settlement with him. No criminal charges were filed over the fight, although Williams did reportedly call Alameda police.
Tue, 05 Aug 2003 02:08:54 -0700
Updating a previous report, Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Oakland Raiders TE Marcus Williams (personal reasons) has rejoined the team after missing the past eight days for what head coach Bill Callahan termed "personal reasons." Williams, who is fighting for a roster spot, does not think the missed time will hurt his chances at making the team too much. Coach Callahan had this to say: "Anytime you miss reps it is going to put you behind the eight-ball. Those reps we took this (past) week were invaluable."
Tue, 29 Jul 2003 06:54:31 -0700
Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Oakland Raiders TE Marcus Williams (illness) left camp for personal reasons. Williams was excused from practice Saturday, July 26 because of an undisclosed illness.
Wed, 22 Jan 2003 13:34:21 -0800
The AP reports the Oakland Raiders have placed TE Marcus Williams on IR.
Sat, 28 Sep 2002 01:38:34 -0700
According to John Clayton of ESPN.com, the Oakland Raiders have signed TE Marcus Williams from their practice squad to the regular roster.
Tue, 03 Sep 2002 15:26:41 -0700
Raiders.com reports the Oakland Raiders have signed TE Marcus Williams to their practice squad.
Sun, 01 Sep 2002 19:44:04 -0700
NFL.com reports the Oakland Raiders have released TE Marcus Williams.
Tue, 12 Feb 2002 09:52:31 -0800
The Oakland Raiders have allocated CB Derek Combs, TE Marcus Williams, DE Noah Abdul-Salam, T Joe Wong, TE Brandon Christenson, S J.T. Thatcher, QB Ted White, WR Steve Vagedes, WR Jevon Green and WR Kevin McKenzie to NFL Europe.
Wed, 05 Dec 2001 20:46:17 -0800
Steve Corkran reports for the Contra Costa Times the Oakland Raiders have signed WR Marcus Williams to their practice squad.
Mon, 27 Aug 2001 12:40:52 -0700
Colts.com reports the Indianapolis Colts released DB-Derek Fox, WR Aaron Jones, DB Ontei Jones, DT Cleveland Pinkney, OT Chase Raynock, OT Josh Redding, P Alan Rhine, LB Marc Stockbauer, WR Marcus Williams, WR Dwayne Wilmot and DB Daniel Wilturner.
Wed, 13 Jun 2001 09:39:27 -0700
According to the Indianapolis Star Colts rookie WR Marcus Williams will return to camp on Sunday. He had been excuse from practice to be with his father, who passed away on Saturday.
Mon, 23 Apr 2001 03:58:40 -0700
The Associated Press reports the Indianapolis Colts have signed the following 28 undrafted free agents: QB Dave Meyer, WR Troy Albea, WR Dwayne Wilmot, WR Jason Franklin, WR Aaron Jones, WR Marcus Williams, RB Brett Millican, RB Wes Ours, RB Dominic Rhodes, RB Kevin Brown, RB Dewayne Hogan, TE Mike Guazzo, TE Enyi Nwamuo, OT Kendrick Rogers, G Rob Murphy, G Paul Laquerre, OT Joshua Redding, LB Nick Colbert, LB Matt Smith, LB Teddy Sims, DT Cleveland Pinkney, DT Hans Olsen, DE David Warren, DB Daniel Wilturner, DB Ontei Jones, DB Dempsey Dees, DB Jermaine Hampton and P Allan Rhine.