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Wed, 12 Aug 2009 06:46:25 -0700
The Associated Press reports former NFL RB Lawrence Phillips has been convicted of assault and other felony charges in San Diego. A Superior Court jury found Phillips guilty Tuesday, Aug. 11, of seven counts. He had been accused of choking his girlfriend on two occasions in August 2005, once into unconsciousness. Phillips faces up to 25 years in prison when he's sentenced next month. Phillips already is serving a 10-year sentence for hitting three teenagers with his car in Los Angeles.
Thu, 30 Apr 2009 16:38:23 -0700
The Associated Press reports former NFL RB Lawrence Phillips will go to trial on charges that he attacked his girlfriend in 2005. A San Diego judge ruled Wednesday, April 29, that Phillips must stand trial on eight felony charges for two alleged assaults. He could face up to 25 years in prison if convicted. Phillips is already serving a 10-year sentence for hitting three teenagers with his car in Los Angeles.
Fri, 03 Oct 2008 17:50:28 -0700
The Associated Pres reports former NFL RB Lawrence Phillips has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, two years after being convicted of assault with a deadly weapon. The sentencing was repeatedly delayed while he fought to withdraw a guilty plea in a domestic abuse case that could have led to a stiffer sentence. Phillips was convicted in 2006 of seven counts of assault with a deadly weapon.
Tue, 29 May 2007 22:31:29 -0700
The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports former NFL RB Lawrence Phillips is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday, May 31, after being convicted of assault with a deadly weapon. Phillips was convicted in October of seven counts of assault with a deadly weapon for driving his car into a group of young people Aug. 21, 2005, after an argument following a game of touch football. Three teens were injured in the incident.
Tue, 10 Oct 2006 18:33:03 -0700
Associated Press reports former NFL RB Lawrence Phillips was convicted Tuesday, Oct. 10, on seven counts of assault with a deadly weapon for driving a car at a group of young men, injuring three. He faces up to 20 years in state prison and a sentencing date is expected to be set Oct. 19.
Thu, 02 Mar 2006 05:26:46 -0800
The Associated Press reports former NFL RB Lawrence Phillips has been ordered to stand trial on assault charges for allegedly driving a car into three teenagers who argued with him following a pickup football game. The judge dismissed two counts of child abuse and one count of leaving the scene of an accident stemming from the Aug. 21, 2005, incident on a South Los Angeles soccer field. Phillips faces more than 13 years in prison if convicted of all counts, said Deborah Brazil, a deputy district attorney.
Tue, 23 Aug 2005 17:56:14 -0700
The Associated Press reports former NFL RB Lawrence Phillips was charged Tuesday, Aug. 23, with multiple counts of assault with a deadly weapon, two days after prosecutors say he drove into three teenagers who argued with him following a pickup football game. Phillips was charged with seven counts of assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of child abuse and one count of hit and run. If convicted, Phillips faces up to 13 years and four months in prison.
Sun, 21 Aug 2005 19:25:14 -0700
The Associated Press reports former NFL RB Lawrence Phillips was arrested Sunday, Aug. 21, after allegedly running his car into three teenagers who argued with him during a pickup football game, police said. Phillips was already wanted by police for a domestic violence investigation. As previously reported, police had been seeking Phillips since earlier this month for allegedly attacking his girlfriend twice, once choking her into unconsciousness, they said. Phillips joined a group of 16- and 17-year-olds in a pickup football game today. Phillips got into an argument with several of the teens, said Los Angeles Police Officer Sandra Escalante. He left the park, but returned and drove a black Honda onto the field, allegedly running into three teenage boys, she said. The teenagers were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.
Thu, 18 Aug 2005 17:45:09 -0700
10News.com reports authorities announced a $1,000 reward Thursday, Aug. 18, for information on the whereabouts of former NFL RB Lawrence Phillips. He is wanted in connection with several domestic violence cases. He is being sought by police in San Diego and Los Angeles. Phillips allegedly has resisted arrest and once told an officer, "There is no way you're going to arrest me," SDPD Lt. Kathy Healey said. "Phillips is in outstanding physical condition," the lieutenant said. "He should be considered dangerous." He had been arrested seven months earlier at his Beverly Hills home after authorities responded to a domestic violence call there.
Thu, 11 Mar 2004 11:20:55 -0800
The Associated Press reports former NFL and CFL RB Lawrence Phillips missed a recent court date because Canadian officials wouldn't let him enter the country, his mother said Wednesday, March 10. Phillips was twice stopped at a New York-Quebec border crossing while attempting to enter the country to answer to sexual assault charges. Canadian customs officials pulled Phillips off a Greyhound bus Wednesday and denied him entry because he lacked a proper visa. Phillips attempted to enter Canada for a March 2 court appearance, but was turned away at the border, according to Phillips' mother, Juanita Phillips. Phillips was charged with assault, sexual assault and uttering death threats against his Montreal girlfriend. He was released on $1,000 bail on Dec. 5. Phillips was then forced to leave Canada because his work visa expired.
Sun, 25 May 2003 19:28:37 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Associated Press reports former NFL RB Lawrence Phillips signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL Sunday, 2.5 weeks after being released by the Montreal Alouettes for failing to meet behavior standards. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Mon, 19 Aug 2002 11:22:32 -0700
The Associated Press reports former NFL RB Lawrence Phillips has walked away from his CFL Montreal Alouettes for the second time this season. He was leading the CFL in rushing when he walked out Sunday morning. His agent said he was unaware of Phillips walking out, and the teamís head coach said it was unexcused.
Sun, 23 Jun 2002 07:23:17 -0700
Updating previous reports, ESPN.comís Len Pasquarelli reports former NFL RB Lawrence Phillips, now playing for the Montreal Alouettes in the CFL, will be in the teamís starting lineup when the CFL regular season opens on Tuesday. Itíll be the first time since 1999 that Phillips has played in a regular-season game with any league.
Mon, 17 Jun 2002 06:59:10 -0700
As an update to Sunday's story, the official site of the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL reports RB Lawrence Phillips did indeed practice with the team on Sunday.
Sun, 16 Jun 2002 11:51:35 -0700
Herb Zurkowsky reports for the Montreal Gazette ex-NFL RB Lawrence Phillips is flying to Canada and he is expected to be at practice with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes Sunday. As noted earlier, he walked out of training camp last weekend and was suspended.
Mon, 10 Jun 2002 19:11:37 -0700
The Associated Press reports ex-NFL RB Lawrence Phillips' CFL was short-lived. He walked out of the Canadian Football League team's training camp on Saturday, blaming the Montreal Alouettes front office for a lack of honesty. Phillips perceived he was fourth on the depth chart, which was a problem for him.
Sat, 01 Jun 2002 18:39:07 -0700
As an update to an earlier story, the Canadian Press reports former NFL RB Lawrence Phillips signed a one-year contract, plus an option year with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL. His signing with the Als was contingent on him obtaining a special permit to cross the border because he has a criminal record in the U.S.
Thu, 30 May 2002 19:13:21 -0700
The AP reports former RB Lawrence Phillips has agreed to a contract with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL. He still needs clearance to enter Canada because he has a criminal record in the United States. "It's strictly in the hands of Lawrence Phillips and immigration," Montreal GM Jim Popp said. ``If they give him a work permit, we'll be happy to bring him to camp.''
Thu, 15 Jul 1999 15:50:00 -0700
ESPNews reports the San Francisco 49ers just opened $440,000 under the salary cap by releasing RB/KR Chuck Levy. The team is trying to open room under the cap to sign RB Charlie Garner and possibly RB Lawrence Phillips.
Thu, 15 Jul 1999 01:55:00 -0700
The Baltimore Sun reports the Baltimore Ravens continue to ponder on whether or not to bring RB Lawrence Phillips in for another meeting. Should the team continue to pursue and sign him, the paper reports the deal would be for the league minimum for a third-year player ... which would be a $325,000 one-year deal.
Wed, 14 Jul 1999 21:45:00 -0700
Mark Maske reports in the Washington Post that their sources have told them that the Redskins are considering putting together a trade offer for Lions RB Barry Sanders. A deal like that would be very difficult because of the two team's cap situations. With three first-round picks in next year's college draft, the Redskins have the resources to pull off a major trade. There have been no talks yet, but new owner Daniel Snyder has made it clear he will not be afraid to make big moves. Snyder would not comment on the Sanders speculation. Also, Post sources say that team officials have basically decided against signing RB Lawrence Phillips.
Wed, 14 Jul 1999 21:35:00 -0700
Matt Maiocco reports for the Contra Costa Times that although the San Francisco 49ers have agreed to the parameters of a two-year contract with RB Charlie Garner they can't sign him until they free up some cap space. In addition to the probable re-signing of WR Terrell Owens to a long-term deal, the team is reportedly considering releasing RB Chuck Levy to free up space. The team is also still considering Lawrence Phillips. RB Terry Allen, as reported earlier, has reportedly agreed to terms with the Patriots and of course would no longer be in the 49ers plans.
Tue, 13 Jul 1999 20:15:00 -0700
The Washington Post reports the team is on the brink of dropping out of the Lawrence Phillips race and they will instead focus on signing draft pick Champ Bailey and free agent DE Charles Haley. Bailey's agent feels it will take more than $2 million per season for Bailey to accept a five-year deal, while the team wants to keep any five-year deal less than $2 million per season. As far as Phillips goes, coach Norv Turner spoke to Phillips and according to sources of the Post the team may bring in him for a visit next week, although the team expects him to sign elsewhere. Haley's agent told the Redskins they are Haley's top choice but no deal is imminent.
Tue, 13 Jul 1999 15:50:00 -0700
According to ESPN, the contract RB Charlie Garner agreed to with the 49ers will also included a $40,000 signing bonus. Even though the team has Garner, they are still showing an interest in RB Lawrence Phillips.
Mon, 12 Jul 1999 16:40:00 -0700
ESPN's John Clayton has stated there's no chance that the NFL will suspend RB Lawrence Phillips, but a fine still could be possible.
Sun, 11 Jul 1999 00:00:00 -0700
Mike Freeman reports in the New York Times that there is a possibility that RB Lawrence Phillips could face a suspension from the league when he tries to return. His last arrest on charges of misdemeanor battery, which he was given six months probation after pleading no contest, is what the league office is focusing because it occurred after the N.F.L. adopted its violent-crime policy. That policy states that any player who is convicted of a violent crime must undergo league-sponsored counseling and may be suspended without pay. Phillips' plea bargain is the same as a guilty plea according to the NFL. If Phillips signs with an NFL team, he could be suspended for a significant portion of the season. The length of any such suspension would be up to Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. Phillips is expected to meet with Tagliabue within the next two weeks. Most teams that have visited with Phillips have said he appears to have matured. Ravens owner Art Modell who represents one of the teams interested in Phillips said, "If he is going to be suspended for a year," said Modell, "what is the point in signing him?" Of course at this point that may be a premature comment.
Fri, 09 Jul 1999 11:40:00 -0700
The NorthWestern reports it's looking very likely that the Packers won't have a chance to land RB Lawrence Phillips. In a surprising twist, an NFL source told the NorthWestern that Phillips was on the verge of signing with the Washington Redskins.
Thu, 08 Jul 1999 18:50:00 -0700
The AP reports that the 49ers held several workouts for RBs as they are looking for insurance for the Garrison Hearst injury and that those workouts went well. Charlie Garner and Harvey Williams, as expected, worked out for the 49ers, while Terry Allen talked with team officials at the club's Santa Clara headquarters. Allen, who also has visited the Kansas City Chiefs and contrary to other reports, says he will now talk to New England Patriots, said there was no reason to work out for the 49ers. "If I go out and blow an ankle here and have to work out for someone else, what good does that do me?" Allen said. "Anyone can look good running through cones." Garner said he also plans to talk with Tennessee and Oakland, while Williams plans to visit with New England on Saturday. The highest praise for the RBs visiting was saved for Lawrence Phillips. "He did very well in Europe, not only on the field but off the field," the 49ers Bill Walsh said. "His behavior and his demeanor have been excellent."
Thu, 08 Jul 1999 11:15:00 -0700
According to PSX, the Oakland Raiders have withdrawn their name from the RB Lawrence Phillips race. The teams that reportedly remain interested in him are the Packers, Bills, Ravens, 49ers and Redskins.
Thu, 08 Jul 1999 07:55:00 -0700
According to a Washington Times report, Redskins LB Ken Harvey is now expected to retire. He lost this starting position earlier this off-season and apparently he has decided not to try to comeback from last year's injury. The team reportedly will use Harvey's salary cap savings to pursue RB Lawrence Phillips, who is still just a possibility, or LB Charles Haley, who according to team sources, the team especially coach Norv Turner remains quite interested in as a pass rushing specialist.
Thu, 08 Jul 1999 07:25:00 -0700
The Baltimore Sun reports that the next meeting for RB Lawrence Phillips will be with Ravens head coach Brian Billick later today in Atlanta. If the meeting goes well Phillips is then expected to be brought to Baltimore next week to meet with senior team officials. "If Brian feels we should pursue this further, then we'll have Lawrence in for a meeting with several members of the front office soon," VP Ozzie Newsome said. "But again, we're just in the initial phase." The article speculates that even the mild interest in Phillips indicates that the team may not be sold on Priest Holmes as the primary RB although Billick says no. "This is very similar to what we're doing at the wide receiver position," Billick said. "We know the situation, but we brought in players like Webster Slaughter, Qadry Ismail and Billy Davis. It doesn't mean we're out to necessarily replace a player or saying we're devoid at that position. But the name of the game in this league is to get better." The team would reportedly look to give Phillips a contract for the veteran's minimum ($400,000) loaded with incentives.
Thu, 08 Jul 1999 07:20:00 -0700
USA Today tells us that the 49ers had RB Lawrence Phillips in for a workout, one that was noted as impressive, on Wednesday. Of course, as reported last night, with the Garrison Hearst situation up in the air the 49ers are exploring all their options at RB.
Wed, 07 Jul 1999 21:50:00 -0700
Packers GM Ron Wolf told Packer fans at yesterday's shareholders meeting that the Packers are still among the teams with a chance of signing RB Lawrence Phillips. Wolf told them Wednesday that their small-town team could be good for Phillips.
Tue, 06 Jul 1999 21:45:00 -0700
The Washington Post reports that according to team sources, the Redskins are also contemplating signing RB Lawrence Phillips. By the way
Thu, 01 Jul 1999 14:20:00 -0700
The Post-Crescent reports director of pro personnel Reggie McKenzie, of the Green Bay Packers, has stated he hopes the team is able to convince RB Lawrence Phillips into coming to Green Bay within the next week to meet with the team. The Packers feel if Phillips can handle being a backup, than Green Bay is an ideal situation for him. "We already have our No. 1 guy, so if Lawrence wants to be the starter, he'll have to go somewhere else," McKenzie said. According to the report, the Raiders, Bills, Chiefs, Redskins and Bengals are all also showing interest in Phillips.
Thu, 01 Jul 1999 05:20:00 -0700
Bills GM John Butler has confirmed the team's interest in RB Lawrence Phillips according to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Speaking with television reporters at Buffalo's airport upon his arrival home from Europe, Butler said of Phillips, "There's interest, yeah, but we're always looking for outstanding players to help this team and if he meets all our criteria." Reportedly the Giants have joined the list of teams no longer interested in Phillips.
Wed, 30 Jun 1999 21:20:00 -0700
Bill Williamson reports in the Post Crescent that the Packers interest in RB Lawrence Phillips is reportedly fading. Packers GM Ron Wolf is on vacation and the Williamson could not reach director of pro personnel Reggie McKenzie for comment.
Wed, 30 Jun 1999 07:45:00 -0700
The Baltimore Sun reports the team is still interested in RB Lawrence Phillips, however, the Ravens would not make an offer until Phillips has met with owner Art Modell, VP Ozzie Newsome, team president David Modell and coach Brian Billick. "We're not going to make any hasty decisions," Newsome said. "Before anything happens, we'll get him in Baltimore and he has to meet with Brian face-to-face. If that meeting goes well, then we'll proceed accordingly." Billick and Newsome are currently on vacation so it would be at least mid-July before Philllips could visit.
Wed, 30 Jun 1999 00:38:00 -0700
The Denver Rocky Mountain News reports RB Lawrence Phillips was in contact with the Denver Broncos but they don't appear to have any interest in him.
Tue, 29 Jun 1999 08:30:00 -0700
Steve Corkran reports in the Contra Costa Times that RB Lawrence Phillips and his agent, Mitch Frankel plan to meet to discuss the team's interested in him and to map out a plan for his future. The article says not to expect a signing for at least several more days. Frankel said part of the plan likely will entail Phillips traveling to meet with some of the teams and that a prospective deal might take as long as 10 days. The Raiders remain the favorites for two reasons, salary cap and an unsettled RB position. The Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens are close behind by the Raiders.
Tue, 29 Jun 1999 00:50:00 -0700
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Bengals are not very confident they'll wind up with RB Lawrence Phillips. "I don't know that we're a leading contender in this race," team president Mike Brown said. Newly acquired FB Nicky Sualua is happy about being with the Bengals and having the opportunity for a fresh start. "It's too early to say right now, and I don't want to say nothing to ruin the position I'm in," Sualua said. Everything's going fine, so far."
Sun, 27 Jun 1999 15:35:00 -0700
Mark Craig reports in The Repository that the Browns seem to have no interest in Larry Centers, mostly because they are not convinced about his blocking skills. The Browns roster may be set heading into training camp unless a player becomes available that they feel can help the team. As reported earlier, don't expect RB Lawrence Phillips to join the Browns anytime soon.
Sun, 27 Jun 1999 15:10:00 -0700
The Franfurt Galaxy led by QB Pat Barnes (Raiders) and WR Andy McCullough (Cardinals) defeated the Barcelona Dragons 38-24 to win the NFL Europe championship. McCullough, who was named the game's MVP, caught three TD passes from Barnes. The Dragons offense seemed to have problems after RB Lawrence Phillips left the game in the first half with a hamstring injury.
Sat, 26 Jun 1999 19:05:00 -0700
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that although Cincinnati Bengals officials will not comment because of a fear of tampering charges, the Bengals reportedly would like to make an offer to RB Lawrence Phillips' agent on Monday. The Bengals also feel that with their crowded backfield and the fact that they don't plan on making a huge contract offer, Phillips will likely sign elsewhere. They see the Raiders as having the inside track to Phillips.
Sat, 19 Jun 1999 10:10:00 -0700
The Baltimore Sun reports that the Ravens now have "some" interest in RB Lawrence Phillips. "We've looked at [Phillips] on film. We've got about 20 [NFL Europe] players we've looked at," Ravens VP Ozzie Newsome said. "We're not close to doing any background checks [on Phillips] or anything like that. We're looking at him." "He's worth looking into. He's tearing it up [in Europe]," Ravens coach Brian Billick said of Phillips. "We're way ahead of ourselves right now. This is all conjecture. I would need to know more about him. I would need a face-to-face [meeting] with him, if things even got to that point. I don't know the guy. I've never met him. There are some issues he has to resolve."
Fri, 18 Jun 1999 15:05:00 -0700
The AP reports Oakland is following the performance of controversial running back Lawrence Phillips. "I speak for just about everybody in football that realizes he's a talented guy. He's clearly the marquee player in the World League," Gruden said. "You've got to admire what he's doing over there." "I have spoken to (the Raiders), and they have spoken about their interest in Lawrence," said Mitch Frankel, Phillips' agent. "That seems to be their indication, that they would like to have Lawrence with them next season. We will revisit with them after the end of the (NFL Europe) season, and then Lawrence will make a decision."
Sat, 12 Jun 1999 14:30:00 -0700
The News-Herald reports that contrary to earlier reports, the Browns may not have closed the door on RB Lawrence Phillips. "Never say never," coach Palmer said. "A close friend of mine is their (Barcelona Dragons) defensive coordinator, Red Kelin. We've talked several times. In fact, I've invited Red to a game." Palmer did say not to read much into his connection with Kelin, but that he has received positive feedback on Phillips from him.
Wed, 09 Jun 1999 21:15:00 -0700
The Bills aren't trying to make it sound like they're super interested in RB Lawrence Phillips but have been impressed with him. While they had a scout in NFL Europe to watch a game Phillips participated in, it was also to keep an eye on several other players -- LB Craig Guest and OL Dave Mudge to be specific.
Wed, 09 Jun 1999 20:50:00 -0700
As an update to an earlier story, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the Green Bay Packers are definitely interested in sitting down and talking with RB Lawrence Phillips about a backup RB role with the team. With no solid backups behind RB Dorsey Levens the team finds themselves searching for one, and Phillips may be that guy. ``But if he wants to go to a winning team where he can come in and get his five to 10 carries, a couple of catches a game, and be our strong back- up, then we can do something for the guy,'' stated Reggie McKenzie, the Packers director of pro personnel.
Tue, 08 Jun 1999 21:55:00 -0700
After saying last night he basically had no comment on RB Lawrence Phillips, the Cincinnati Enquirer is now reporting that the Bengals contacted the NFL to see what date negotiations are allowed to begin. "We're one of 31 teams probably saying the same thing," Bengals running backs coach Jim Anderson said. "Right now, there's nothing to say." One concern the Bengals have is the potential impact that Phillips could have on current starter Corey Dillon. NFL Europe coach Jack Bicknell, Phillips' coach said he has had no off-the field issues with the player.