Steve Atwater news, rumors and stats

 

Steve Atwater

Retired
Strong Safety

Ht: | Wt:

News | Stats | Stat vs. Team | Targets | Injury | Depth Chart | Roster


Player News

From -- thru  --


NFL | Man who founded illegitimate hedge fun commits suicide

Mon, 26 May 2008 06:25:19 -0700

Mike Klis, of the Denver Post, reports Kirk Wright, who founded an illegitimate hedge fun and was convicted Wednesday, May 21, by a federal jury of bilking $150 million from thousands of clients, hung himself Saturday, May 24, in the Union City, Ga., jail where he was awaiting sentencing of up to 710 years in prison. Former Denver Broncos FS Steve Atwater, RB Terrell Davis and WR Rod Smith were some of Wright's clients. Atwater invested $2.8 million of his own money in Wright's hedge fun, called International Management Associates. Atwater helped raise an additional $15 million by signing up Davis and Smith.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook

NFL | NFLPA countersuing players over money lost in hedge fund

Tue, 01 May 2007 10:45:44 -0700

Harry R. Weber, of The Associated Press, reports the National Football League Players Association is countersuing six former and current players including Steve Atwater, Ray Crockett, Al Smith, Blaine Bishop, Carlos Emmons and Clyde Simmons, who are seeking to hold the union and NFL liable for millions of dollars they lost in an alleged fraud scheme. The players filed a lawsuit last June against the league and the union for over $20 million they lost by investing their money with a hedge fund manager that they say was endorsed by the union. Kirk Wright, the fund manager of International Management Associates, was arrested in Florida last May on federal fraud charges and is awaiting trial. According to authorities, Wright and his company collected as much as $185 million from at least 500 investors since 1997 and used false statements and documents in misleading investors to believe the value of those investments was increasing. The majority of that money is now missing. The countersuit claims the players violated a provision in union regulations that says the union does not endorse any of its registered financial advisers and is not responsible for the skill, honesty or competence of any registered adviser.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook

NFL | Six former players suing league, union

Fri, 30 Mar 2007 22:00:32 -0700

The Associated Press reports six current and former players are suing the NFL and its union are seeking to recoup $20 million they lost in an alleged fraud scheme. A judge denied a motion to dismiss, meaning the case in federal court in Atlanta can proceed. No trial date has been set. The NFL and the NFLPA contended the lawsuit filed last June should be thrown out partly because under the league's CBA, players are solely responsible for their own finances. The players listed as plaintiffs are former Denver Broncos DB Steve Atwater, former NFL CB Ray Crockett, former Houston Oilers LB Al Smith, former NFL DB Blaine Bishop, free agent LB Carlos Emmons (Giants) and former NFL DL Clyde Simmons.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook

NFL | Lawyer expects to settle player's lawsuit

Sun, 02 Jul 2006 17:24:08 -0700

The Associated Press reports a lawyer for seven current and former NFL players said he expects to settle his suit against the NFL and the players' union for recommending unfit financial advisers who caused $20 million in losses. "I would be shocked if the NFL wants this case to play out in front of a jury," attorney Jim Evangelista said yesterday during a news conference in Atlanta. "You don't want to put guys like this in front of a jury, because they are going to cream the (league)." NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the claims are unfounded and declined to comment further. As previously noted, the plaintiffs are former players S Steve Atwater, S Blaine Bishop, DE Marco Coleman, CB Ray Crockett, DE Clyde Simmons and LB Al Smith and current New York Giants LB Carlos Emmons.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook

NFL | Seven players suing NFL and NFLPA

Mon, 26 Jun 2006 17:58:14 -0700

Margaret Cronin Fisk, of Bloomberg News, reports seven present and former professional football players have sued the NFL and the NFLPA, claiming the organizations recommended unfit financial advisers that caused them to lose $20 million. Both organizations approved the services of Kirk Wright and Nelson Keith Bond, heads of the bankrupt hedge fun International Management Associates LLC, without doing background checks, the players said June 23 in a federal court suit in Atlanta. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the claims are unfounded and added, "We will review the matter with our attorneys and look forward to responding as directed by the court." The plaintiffs are former NFL S Steve Atwater, S Blaine Bishop, DL Marco Coleman, CB Ray Crockett, DL Clyde Simmons and LB Al Smith. New York Giants LB Carlos Emmons is the only active player involved in the lawsuit.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook

Broncos | Current and former players sue hedge fund company

Mon, 20 Feb 2006 18:26:50 -0800

The Rocky Mountain News reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith, former RB Terrell Davis, former S Steve Atwater, former CB Ray Crockett, and other former and current players have filed a law suit against an Atlanta based hedge fund company. The group is accusing the managers of International Management Associates LLC of theft, forgery, and fraud. The investors claim they put close to $15 million into funds run by the company, its affiliates and principal Kirk Wright.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook

Broncos | Atwater to Enter Ring of Fame

Fri, 07 Oct 2005 18:31:07 -0700

Frank Schwab, of the Gazette, reports former Denver Broncos S Steve Atwater will be inducted into the Broncos ring of fame during Sunday's game, Oct. 9, against the Washington Redskins. Atwater, who played safety for the Broncos 1989-98, was one of the most popular players in team history for his hard-hitting style.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook

Broncos | Atwater to Enter Ring of Fame

Mon, 01 Aug 2005 12:48:09 -0700

Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports former Denver Broncos S Steve Atwater has been elected into the Broncos' Ring of Fame.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook

Jets | Atwater Making Jets Happy

Thu, 27 May 1999 07:00:00 -0700

The AP reports the New York Jets have been quite happy with S Steve Atwater thus far. The ex-Bronco joined the Jets earlier this year after being released by the Denver Broncos. "My driving force right now is to play at a level that I feel comfortable playing at," Atwater stated. "I don't think I've reached that level the past two or three years. Sure, I've been to the Pro Bowl two of the last three years, but that's not what I base my performance on. I know that I can get to that point."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook

Jets | More on Atwater

Tue, 02 Mar 1999 12:10:00 -0800

Sportsfan Radio in New York reports the contract Steve Atwater agreed to with the Jets is for three-years, $8.25 million and includes a $1.8 million signing bonus.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook

Jets | Atwater Agrees

Tue, 02 Mar 1999 10:05:00 -0800

The SportsNetwork reports the Jets have agreed to a contract with S Steve Atwater. A three o'clock Eastern time press conference is scheduled to announce the signing later today.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook

NFL | Atwater Decision Coming

Mon, 01 Mar 1999 22:20:00 -0800

S Steve Atwater could also announce his decision as early as later today. Reportedly he has narrowed his choices to the Jets and Eagles.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook

Jets | In the Running for Atwater

Sat, 27 Feb 1999 12:25:00 -0800

The Jets are very much in the running for S Steve Atwater who is expected to make his decision in the next day or two from amongst the Jets, Chiefs and Eagles. Money is an issue here and since the Jets are up against the cap they are trying to get QB Glenn Foley to restructure his contract. They are still expecting to lose OL Matt O'Dwyer to Pittsburgh and hope to sign OT Blake Brockermeyer to play guard to replace him but he may sign with Cleveland, Chicago or the Panthers and the Jets are not considered a front runner for him. Jacksonville LB Bryan Schwartz has visited the team, as they are expected to have to replace LB Dwayne Gordon who may leave in free agency.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook

Jets | Atwater Getting Close?

Thu, 25 Feb 1999 09:50:00 -0800

The Newark Star-Ledger reports the Jets could be getting very close to signing S Steve Atwater to a contract. The report citing an NFL source said Jets coach Bill Parcells is "eager to sign Atwater and gave him a hard sell." Agent Peter Schaffer says his client may make a decision as early as today after his visit with the Eagles. The only holdup could be money as Atwater is seeking at least $2 million per season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook

NFL | Atwater Adds Another Stop

Sun, 21 Feb 1999 13:05:00 -0800

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the Eagles, who are looking for a new strong safety, are expected to bring in veteran S Steve Atwater for a visit some time next week. The Eagles become the fourth team reportedly interested in Atwater.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook

Chiefs | DBs Visiting

Fri, 19 Feb 1999 10:15:00 -0800

Falcons CB Ronnie Bradford is expected to visit the Chiefs next Tuesday and the Chiefs are expected to make a big push for S Steve Atwater when he visits next Tuesday.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook

NFL | Atwater Making Trips

Fri, 19 Feb 1999 03:42:00 -0800

The Rocky Mountain News reports that S Steve Atwater is scheduled to meet with the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday and the Jets on Wednesday.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook

Falcons | After Atwater

Fri, 19 Feb 1999 03:00:00 -0800

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Atlanta Falcons are interested in bringing in ex-Bronco S Steve Atwater and ex-Giant WR Chris Calloway. However, they're also very tight on this year's salary cap so they're looking for ways to restructure contracts. One player they're looking to extend the contract of is RB Jamal Anderson. Anderson is eligible for free agency after this season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook

Broncos | Atwater To Go?

Wed, 17 Feb 1999 00:15:00 -0800

The Rocky Mountain News, quoting an NFL source, says that in order to help create cap room to sign CB Dale Carter the team will release veteran S Steve Atwater. The team may also be forced to restructure some contracts so they can sign a safety to replace Atwater.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook

Broncos | Unprotected List

Tue, 02 Feb 1999 10:00:00 -0800

According to Kamon Simpson of The Gazette, it appears that LB Seth Joyner, DE Neil Smith, and CB Darien Gordon are expected to be on the Denver Broncos unprotected list. There's a possibility that either, or both, S Steve Atwater and/or S Tyrone Braxton could also be due to the possibility of both of them retiring.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook

Broncos | Unprotected List

Tue, 02 Feb 1999 10:00:00 -0800

According to Kamon Simpson of The Gazette, it appears that LB Seth Joyner, DE Neil Smith, and CB Darien Gordon are expected to be on the Denver Broncos unprotected list. There's a possibility that either, or both, S Steve Atwater and/or S Tyrone Braxton could also be due to the possibility of both of them retiring.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook