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NFL | Russell passes away

Thu, 15 Dec 2005 12:04:55 -0800

ESPNews reports former NFL DL Darrell Russell, 29, passed away in an automobile accident.

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NFL | Russell Reinstated; Free to Sign with Any Team

Fri, 26 Aug 2005 19:51:49 -0700

Associated Press reports the NFL has lifted their suspension on DT Darrell Russell, who is now free to sign with any NFL team he desires. The league suspended him indefinitely in July 2004 for testing positive for drugs. He has previously played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins and Oakland Raiders.

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NFL | Russell Suspended Indefinitely

Mon, 26 Jul 2004 14:47:29 -0700

ESPN.com's Chris Mortensen reports the NFL has suspended DT Darrell Russell indefinitely for being a repeat violator of the NFL's substance abuse policy. To date, he's had seven infractions of the league's policy since being drafted in 1997; and he's missed 1 1/2 years while serving two league suspensions. Russell can apply for reinstatement at midseason.

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NFL | Russell Released for Positive Alcohol Test

Thu, 15 Jul 2004 12:44:14 -0700

Updating previous reports, ESPN.com's Chris Mortensen reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers decided to release veteran DT Darrell Russell after he violated his treatment program by testing positive for alcohol last month. Russell faces another indefinite suspension by the league as this is his seventh infracation of the NFL's substance abuse policy since entering the NFL in 1997. Russell could seek reinstatement following the eighth week of the upcoming season, but the league is determining a new course of treatment for the former first-round pick.

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Buccaneers | Russell Release Update

Tue, 13 Jul 2004 18:29:42 -0700

Updating a previous report, Jim Flynn of PewterReport.com, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers recent release of DL Darrell Russell may have been tied to his reporting to minincamps nearly 20 pounds overweight, although Buccaneers' general manager Bruce Allen would not confirm that was the sole cause. "We gave him the opportunity to succeed here and it just didn't work out for him," said Allen. "I'm not going to get into specifics, but there were certain things we wanted him to adhere to and he didn't do that."

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Buccaneers | Russell Cut

Tue, 13 Jul 2004 12:42:20 -0700

ESPNews reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released DT Darrell Russell.

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Buccaneers | Giving Russell a Chance

Sun, 25 Apr 2004 12:58:42 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden, during an interview on ESPN, said the team is giving DT Darrell Russell, who was added during the offseason, another chance to get his career turned around.

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Buccaneers | Russell Signed

Tue, 30 Mar 2004 21:13:35 -0800

Updating previous reports, according to John Clayton of ESPN.com, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free agent DT Darrell Russell (Redskins). The deal is reportedly a one-year contract that will pay the second pick in the 1997 NFL Draft a base salary of $685,000, including a $25,000 signing bonus. Exact contract details have yet to be made official.

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Buccaneers | Close To Signing Russell

Mon, 29 Mar 2004 13:54:52 -0800

John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are finalizing a contract agreement with free agent DT Darrell Russell (Redskins). The offer is a one-year deal worth $685,000, including a $25,000 signing bonus.

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Buccaneers | Interested in Russell

Tue, 09 Mar 2004 19:05:50 -0800

PewterReport.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have met with free agent DT Darrell Russell (Raiders). The team is interested in him as a potential replacement if they're unable to re-sign DT Warren Sapp.

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Redskins | Russell Won't Be Offered Contract

Mon, 29 Dec 2003 06:57:30 -0800

Mark Maske, of the Washington Post, reports the Washington Redskins will not offer DT Darrell Russell a contract extension, in large part because of last week's incident in which Russell was late to practice and benched for the Week 17 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. "We had eight weeks to evaluate him. We were looking for a guy who loved to play and loved to practice, who had a passion and a love for the game. After our eight-week evaluation, we'll move in a different direction and we'll let him move in a different direction," Redskins vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato said.

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Redskins | Three Players Benched for Being Late to Practice

Sat, 27 Dec 2003 19:16:35 -0800

Updating previous reports, Washington Redskins TE Zeron Flemister, LB Antonio Pierce and DT Darrell Russell were deactivated for Week 17's game for showing up late to practice during the week, according to PhiladelphiaEagles.com.

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Redskins | Week 17 Inactives

Sat, 27 Dec 2003 16:48:53 -0800

The Washington Redskins have declared LB Antonio Pierce, OT Brandon Winey, DL Darrell Russell, SS David Terrell, RB Ladell Betts, RB Sultan McCullough, RB Trung Canidate, TE Zeron Flemister inactive for Week 17.

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Redskins | Flemister, Russel Could Be Benched

Fri, 26 Dec 2003 07:09:19 -0800

Mark Maske, of the Washington Post, reports the Washington Redskins are considering placing TE Zeron Flemister and DT Darrell Russell on the inactive list for Saturday's, Dec. 27, game against the Philadelphia Eagles after the two players arrived late to Thursday's, Dec. 25, practice. Upper management is reportedly frustrated with the team's lack of discipline and professionalism, and an apparent pattern of players being late to meetings and practices.

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Redskins | Russell To Give Redskins First Shot

Tue, 02 Dec 2003 06:50:24 -0800

Mark Maske, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins DT Darrell Russell, who the Redskins signed after returning from a drug suspension, said he wants to talk with the Redskins before exploring free agency after this season. "Whether we get to free agency or not, the Redskins have the first crack," Russell said. "I wouldn't disrespect them like that. They gave me an opportunity, a chance. If I'm going to go anywhere, my first place is to go here, go to the [negotiating] table here and see how things go."

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Redskins | Looking To Get Russell More Involved

Wed, 12 Nov 2003 06:40:24 -0800

Mark Maske, of the Washington Post, reports the Washington Redskins hope to get DT Darrell Russell more involved in this week's game against the Carolina Panthers. Russell has managed just about 20 plays a game in his first two games with the Redskins. He hopes to play the entire game this week. "We need to get him into condition. Hopefully, he can play more than 20 plays," head coach Steve Spurrier said.

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Redskins | Russell Makes Impact

Mon, 03 Nov 2003 07:50:26 -0800

According to the Washington Times, Washington Redskins newly-acquired DT Darrell Russell made an impact in Sunday's, Nov. 2, game against the Dallas Cowboys after signing with the team just five days earlier. Russell forced a fumble towards the end of the first half that stopped a potential Cowboys' scoring drive. "I didn't think I would be where I'm at, but it comes down to the same old football," Russell said. "My wind is good. I just have to get back in football shape. That will just come with time and practice. It will take maybe another week, week and a half."

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Buccaneers | Had Interest in Russell

Fri, 31 Oct 2003 13:40:24 -0800

ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had interest in DT Darrell Russell who eventually signed with the Washington Redskins. However, they were reluctant to invite him for a workout in fear of what friction it may cause between the team and DT Warren Sapp.

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Redskins | Russell Practices

Thu, 30 Oct 2003 18:57:00 -0800

The Washington Times' Mark Zuckerman reports Washington Redskins DT Darrell Russell participated in his first practice Thursday, Oct. 30, after being signed Wednesday afternoon. Coaches were impressed with his conditioning and ability and say he could line up for anywhere from 12-25 plays Sunday in Dallas.

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Redskins | Russell May See Action

Wed, 29 Oct 2003 16:21:59 -0800

Mark Zuckerman, of the Washington Times, reports the Washington Redskins hope newly signed DT Darrell Russell will be ready to play in some capacity this weekend.

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Redskins | Russell Contract Details

Wed, 29 Oct 2003 13:30:20 -0800

Updating a previous report, ESPNews reports the Washington Redskins signed DL Darrell Russell (Raiders) to a one-year contract worth $800,000.

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Redskins | Sign Russell

Wed, 29 Oct 2003 12:41:14 -0800

ESPNews reports the Washington Redskins have signed free agent DL Darrell Russell (Raiders) to a contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Redskins | Team Meets With Russell

Wed, 29 Oct 2003 06:14:59 -0800

Updating previous reports, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Washington Redskins officials, including owner Daniel Snyder, were scheduled to meet with free agent DT Darrell Russell on Tuesday, Oct. 28, to determine if they want to pursue him further. Snyder has, reportedly, been receiving conflicting advice on whether to sign Russell, who has a very sorted past. The team did not disclose the ongoings of the meeting.

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Cowboys | Team Looking At Russell

Wed, 29 Oct 2003 06:05:23 -0800

Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports the Dallas Cowboys spent time on Tuesday, Oct. 28, considering the signing of free agent DT Darrell Russell (Raiders). The Cowboys gave no indication that they plan to actively pursue Russell, who was recently released by the Oakland Raiders after being reinstated from a long drug suspension. The Washington Redskins have shown the most interest in Russell. Head coach Steve Spurrier said he plans to bring him in for a visit "in the near future."

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Raiders | Russell Released

Tue, 28 Oct 2003 06:10:15 -0800

Updating previous reports, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the Oakland Raiders, as expected, have released DT Darrell Russell.

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Raiders | Russell Reinstated, Could Be Waived

Mon, 27 Oct 2003 16:15:23 -0800

Oakland Raiders DT Darrell Russell was reinstated by the NFL Monday, Oct. 27, after serving nearly two years on a suspension for violating league's substance abuse policy. The Raiders made no official comment but is expected to waive Russell before he goes into the books with his $10 million annual salary.

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Redskins | Team Interested In Russell

Mon, 27 Oct 2003 07:45:14 -0800

Mark Maske, of the Washington Post, reports the Washington Redskins are considering signing DT Darrell Russell (Raiders). Russell, who is awaiting reinstatement from a drug suspension, will more than likely be released by the Oakland Raiders upon his return. The Redskins, who said they would feel comfortable signing Russell after investigating his troubled background, believe other teams will be in the bidding for his services.

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Raiders | Russell Reinstated, Likely To Be Released

Sun, 26 Oct 2003 09:46:57 -0800

The NFL has reinstated Oakland Raiders DL Darrell Russell after serving a suspension surrounding a sexual assault case, according to ESPN. Chris Mortenson, of ESPN, speculates the team will release Russell and that the Washington Redskins may have some interest in him.

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Raiders | Cap Savings on Russell

Mon, 02 Jun 2003 08:40:35 -0700

Updating previous reports, the Contra Costa Times reports, due to the fact that Oakland Raiders DT Darrell Russell's suspension was extended by three months, the $2 million the Raiders had set aside to cover to cut Russell if he got reinstated before June 1 can now be used on other player moves. This now gives the Raiders $3.4 million under the salary cap, more than enough to sign all of their 2003 draft picks.

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Raiders | Police & Courts: Darrell Russell

Tue, 02 Jul 2002 09:57:24 -0700

Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders DL Darrell Russell will have another month wait on whether or not he'll be tried on charges that he videotaped the rape of a 28-year-old woman. Preliminary hearings were expected to be wrapped up on Monday, but both the prosecutors and defense lawyers said they needed more time. The case will resume on August 2.

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Raiders | Russell Sexual Assault Hearing

Wed, 12 Jun 2002 17:01:49 -0700

The Contra Costa Times reports Oakland Raiders DT Darrell Russell's defense in Wednesday's sexual assault case took a hit when Dr. Jo Ellen Dyer, a pharmacist with the California Poison Control System, testified the victims behavior was consistent with a person under the influence of gamma hydroxy butyrate, or GHB.

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