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Mon, 19 May 2003 15:55:54 -0700
ESPNews reports former NFL WR Albert Connell has signed with the CFL's Calgary Stampeders. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Fri, 13 Dec 2002 21:33:07 -0800
Brian Schmitz reports for the Orlando Sentinel former NFL WR Albert Connell is looking for a fresh start with the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League. Connell can't accept people thinking he's a thief. "I haven't done anything wrong," he says. Connell called last season's incident in New Orleans a "prank." "It was a prank," Connell said Friday. "It got blown out of proportion." He was accused of stealing from his teammate, RB Deuce McAllister. Connell said he gave the money back to McAllister each time, and that the two remain friends.
Thu, 17 Oct 2002 05:35:08 -0700
The Miami Herald reports the Miami Dolphins are looking to bring in free agent WRs on Friday for a workout. However, they’ve said they’re not interested in WR Albert Connell (Saints).
Tue, 23 Apr 2002 13:10:36 -0700
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports former New Orleans Saints WR Albert Connell had theft charges against him dropped following restitution being paid to Saints RB Deuce McAllister. It was alleged that Connell had stolen over $4,363 from McAllister, but Connell said all along it was just a prank. McAllister said he was repaid in December and apprised the district attorney that he wanted the charges against Connell dropped.
Thu, 28 Feb 2002 13:04:24 -0800
NewOrleansSaints.com reports the New Orleans Saints have released WR Albert Connell.
Thu, 28 Feb 2002 12:15:35 -0800
According to the Biloxi Sun Herald, and as an update to previous reports, the New Orleans Saints will cut WR Albert Connell this week. Connell was signed as a free agent last summer.
Sun, 24 Feb 2002 17:14:14 -0800
Jeff Duncan of the Times-Picayune reports for the Sporting News the New Orleans Saints are not expected to re-sign free agent CB Fred Weary. Also, CB Steve Israel, a bust since signing a $4.5-million deal in 2000, is expected to be released. WR Albert Connell and his off-the-field issues are all but gone and as previously reported QB Jeff Blake is also expected to be released.
Tue, 19 Feb 2002 18:11:16 -0800
The AP reports a decision whether felony charges will be filed against New Orleans Saints WR Albert Connell will be made in the next few weeks, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Connell was arrested and booked in December for allegedly stealing more than $4,000 from teammate Deuce McAllister. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $3,000 fine if formally charged and convicted. Peter Schaffer, Connell's agent, refused to comment on Tuesday and said Connell would have no comment. Connell repaid the money taken from McAllister.
Fri, 28 Dec 2001 19:24:24 -0800
Updating an earlier story, John Clayton reports for ESPN New Orleans Saints WR Albert Connell surrendered Friday after authorities issued arrest warrants for two counts of alleged theft. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Harry Lee issued no other comment about the case. "We are fully aware of the circumstances surrounding this,’’ said his attorney, Peter Schaffer. "We’re completely confident he’s going to be exonerated. He’s looking forward to getting back to playing in the NFL and rooting for the Saints.’’
Fri, 28 Dec 2001 15:27:59 -0800
Associated Press reports two arrest warrants for New Orleans Saints WR Albert Connell were issued on Friday. He allegedly stole more than $4,000 from teammate Deuce McAllister. The first warrant alleges he took $863 from McAllister's locker, the second alleges he took $3,500 from McAllister's car. If convicted, he faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $3,000 fine.
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