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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wed, 04 Jun 2003 06:38:09 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Kansas City Star reports the Kansas City Chiefs saved $3 million against the salary cap this year by releasing CB Ray Crockett, which was his salary for 2003. Crockett will still count $1.25 million on the Chiefs’ cap for 2004.
Tue, 03 Jun 2003 07:49:20 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Kansas City Chiefs have announced they have released CB Ray Crockett.
Mon, 02 Jun 2003 08:13:06 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Kansas City Star reports that by releasing CB Ray Crockett in June, the Kansas City Chiefs will save $1.75 million on this year's cap.
Fri, 23 May 2003 13:32:29 -0700
ESPN.com's John Clayton reports the Kansas City Chiefs are likely to release veteran CB Ray Crockett after June 1st.
Thu, 06 Feb 2003 05:14:24 -0800
The Kansas City Star reports the Kansas City Chiefs are likely to release CB Ray Crockett. Head coach Dick Vermeil said Wednesday the team will be looking for a CB either in free agency or the draft, but not for a player to start ahead of William Bartee or Eric Warfield.
Sun, 22 Dec 2002 16:40:45 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs CB Ray Crockett (shoulder strain) suffered a right shoulder strain during week sixteen’s game.
Sat, 23 Nov 2002 07:32:41 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Kansas City Star reports Kansas City Chiefs CB William Bartee (ankle) sat out of practice again on Friday and has been ruled out for Sunday’s game. Ray Crockett will replace him in the starting lineup.
Thu, 26 Sep 2002 21:24:55 -0700
KcChiefs.com reports Kansas City Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil said CB Ray Crockett (hamstring) is still doubtful to play this Sunday. DB Corey Harris would take over as the team's nickel back.
Wed, 25 Sep 2002 22:02:57 -0700
The Sun Sentinel reports Kansas City Chiefs backup CB Ray Crockett (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.
Tue, 24 Sep 2002 15:19:41 -0700
As an update to previous reports, KCChiefs.com reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil said he is uncertain about the status of CB Ray Crockett (hamstring), so he is listing him as questionable for this week’s game. He said Crockett has gone in for treatment and his status will be updated throughout the week.
Sun, 22 Sep 2002 12:54:16 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs CB Ray Crockett (hamstring) suffered an injured hamstring during Sunday's game.
Wed, 28 Aug 2002 13:42:28 -0700
KcChiefs.com reports Kansas City Chiefs CB Ray Crockett (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday and he is doubtful for this week's pre-season game.
Sun, 25 Aug 2002 07:43:00 -0700
Associated Press reports Kansas City Chiefs CB Ray Crockett (shoulder) suffered a left shoulder contusion during Saturday’s preseason game.
Fri, 03 May 2002 08:43:08 -0700
According to the Kansas City Star, Kansas City Chiefs CB William Bartee has stepped into the starting lineup and replaces veteran Ray Crockett, who will now serve as the team's third cornerback.
Fri, 23 Nov 2001 20:29:57 -0800
The Kansas City Star reports the Kansas City Chiefs will start CB William Bartee in place of Ray Crockett Sunday. Crockett has a sore groin muscle, which limited his practice time this week. Crockett will be the team's No. 3 CB. Coach Dick Vermeil said assuming Crockett was healthy, he would return to the starting lineup next Thursday night.
Fri, 09 Nov 2001 20:39:58 -0800
The Kansas City Star reports Kansas City Chiefs CB Ray Crockett (hand) appeared ready to reclaim his spot in the starting lineup. DE Duane Clemons (knee) practiced, but Rich Owens was the starter at right defensive end. Clemons could play, but perhaps only in passing situations.
Wed, 07 Nov 2001 20:37:37 -0800
The Kansas City Star reports Kansas City Chiefs LB Lewis Bush (groin) returned to practice and looked as if he would be ready to play Sunday. CB Ray Crockett (hand) assumed a bigger role by splitting time in the starting lineup with William Bartee. DL Duane Clemons (knee) and Nate Hobgood-Chittick (ankle) didn't practice. Rich Owens replaced Clemons as the starter at right end.
Fri, 02 Nov 2001 11:49:45 -0800
KCChiefs.com reports Kansas City Chiefs DT Eric Downings will replace DT Nate Hobgood-Chittick this weekend. Head coach Dick Vermeil expects CB Ray Crockett (broken hand) to play, but he's not going to start this weekend. He'll have his broken hand heavily wrapped, which would make it difficult to make interceptions.
Wed, 31 Oct 2001 20:55:28 -0800
The Kansas City Star reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Larry Parker (sore hamstring) was limited at practice today. He is not listed on the team's injury report. LB Lewis Bush (groin) was also limited at practice. CB Ray Crockett returned to practice after missing two games because of a broken hand. He wore a large cast on his hand and he did limited work with both the starting and scout teams.
Tue, 30 Oct 2001 20:28:08 -0800
The Kansas City Star reports Kansas City Chiefs DT Nate Hobgood-Chittick (ankle) is doubtful for Sunday's game. CB Ray Crockett (broken hand) did some jogging Monday and could possibly play Sunday depending on his ability to practice this week. PR/KR Dante Hall (shoulder) is expected to return to action this week.
Tue, 30 Oct 2001 14:10:43 -0800
KCChiefs.com reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil said WR Derrick Alexander (ribs) and CB Ray Crockett (broken hand) could both be ready to return to the field this weekend.
Thu, 25 Oct 2001 16:50:58 -0700
KcChiefs.com reports the Kansas City Chiefs have declared QB Joe Germaine, RB/KR Dante Hall, RB Derrick Blaylock, CB Ray Crockett, LB Gary Stills, OT Victor Riley, T Darnell Alford and DT Norris McCleary inactive for Thursday night's game against Indianapolis.
Mon, 22 Oct 2001 20:54:45 -0700
The Kansas City Star reports Kansas City Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil said CB Ray Crockett (broken hand) will be OUT for Thursday night's game against the Colts.
Sun, 21 Oct 2001 19:39:50 -0700
KCChiefs.com reports the Kansas City Chiefs declared QB Joe Germaine, RB/KR Dante Hall, RB Derrick Blaylock, CB Ray Crockett, LB Gary Stills, OT Victor Riley, T Darnell Alford and DT Norris McCleary inactive for Sunday's game.
Tue, 16 Oct 2001 07:26:14 -0700
Updating a prior story, the Capital Journal reports Kansas City Chiefs starting LCB Ray Crockett, who has a broken bone in his right hand between his index and middle finger, may be able to return after missing only two games, coach Dick Vermeil said Monday. Crockett's injury is not expected to require surgery and he may be able to play with a soft cast on his hand. CB William Bartee, who was knocked woozy during Sunday's game, is expected to take Crockett's place in the lineup come Sunday.
Sun, 14 Oct 2001 19:54:02 -0700
The Witchita Eagles' Rick Plumlee reports Kansas City Chiefs OT Victor Riley is expected to miss the remainder of the season due to his broken fibula in his right leg. CB Ray Crockett is out indefinitely with a broken right hand. "We're going to miss Victor," Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil said. Willie Jones, whose NFL experience had been limited to playing briefly in two games earlier this season, replaced Riley. Riley hadn't allowed a sack this season, but the Steelers beat Jones for two of their four sacks Sunday.
Sun, 14 Oct 2001 15:29:43 -0700
As an update to previous stories, the Associated Press reports Kansas City Chiefs OT Victor Riley actually broke his leg during today's game. Also, CB Ray Crockett broke his hand in the first quarter.
Thu, 20 Sep 2001 22:51:29 -0700
The Kansas City Star reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Derrick Alexander (Achilles' tendon) and CB Ray Crockett (hamstring) did not practic on Thursday. Coach Dick Vermeil described Alexander as "doubtful" for Sunday's game but said Crockett will start. CB Eric Warfield (ankle) returned to practice and said he expects to play at full speed Sunday.
Fri, 10 Aug 2001 20:37:28 -0700
The Kansas City Star reports Kansas City Chiefs DT John Browning sat out most drills Friday but he should start Sunday's game, according to coach Dick Vermeil. CB Ray Crockett (sore hamstring) was limited but he too is expected to play on Sunday. Rookie WR Marvin Minnis appears to be back at full strength after suffering an ankle injury last week. He too should play Sunday night.
Mon, 30 Jul 2001 11:11:51 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs training camp site reports CB William Bartee is lining up with the first team offense ahead of Eric Warfield. CB Ray Crockett looked good on defense with a couple of nice deflections. Rookie DL Monty Beisel played well against the second string offensive line.
Sat, 28 Apr 2001 23:25:24 -0700
According to the Kansas City Star, Kansas City Chiefs CB Ray Crockett (sore hamstring) and WR Sylvester Morris (bruised shoulder) did not practice at the team's mini-camp on Saturday. WR Mikhael Ricks sprained his ankle during the afternoon practice and he will probably not practice on Sunday.
Sat, 28 Apr 2001 03:32:50 -0700
Rick Dean reports for the Capital-Journal although it's early, the Kansas City Chiefs defense lined up this way at Friday's mini-camp: Eric Hicks and Duane Clemons were at defensive end with Steve Martin and John Browning playing tackle (as starter Dan Williams watched from the sideline while recovering from off-season foot surgery). Lew Bush, Marvcus Patton and Donnie Edwards were at linebacker with Eric Warfield and newcomer Ray Crockett (Broncos) at the corners. Jerome Woods and Greg Wesley were the safeties.
Wed, 18 Apr 2001 01:45:03 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs, as an update to previous reports, have now officially signed free agent CB Ray Crockett (Broncos) to a six-year deal. He'll receive base salaries of $500,000 (2001), $1.25 million (2002), $3 million (2003), $2.9 million (2004), $3.8 million (2005) and $4 million (2006).
Thu, 05 Apr 2001 22:46:08 -0700
As an update to an earlier story, Len Pasquarelli of SportsLine.com reports the six-year contract agreed to with the Kansas City Chiefs by CB Ray Crockett is believed to be worth between $18 million-$20 million. The structure is such, however, that Crockett will probably play only two seasons under the contract. "Some people thought that when it ended in Denver, I would retire," Crockett said. "But I still feel I can play at a high level and I'm happy to be able to stay in the AFC West."
Thu, 05 Apr 2001 18:39:38 -0700
According to the team's official site, the Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to the terms of six-year contract with free agent CB Ray Crockett, formerly of Denver. "We’re very pleased to have Ray Crockett joining the Chiefs family," team president Carl Peterson commented.
Thu, 08 Mar 2001 00:08:00 -0800
The KC Star reports the Kansas City Chiefs have visited with five free agents so far, but they have yet to make an offer to a player. The visitors so far have been, as previously reported, C Casey Wiegmann (Bears), DL Rich Owens (Dolphins), S Gerald McBurrows (Falcons), CB Ray Crockett (Broncos) and P Dan Stryzinski (Falcons). Coach Dick Vermeil said he can't make any offers until he resolves the team's QB situation. Until then he won't know how much cap space he'll have available to sign anyone.
Mon, 05 Mar 2001 23:14:59 -0800
As an update to previous reports, the Kansas City Star reports the Chiefs entertained free agents CB Ray Crockett (Broncos) and P Dan Stryzinski (Falcons) today.
Sat, 03 Mar 2001 02:54:58 -0800
The Rocky Mountain News reports now that the re-signings of LB John Mobley and G Dan Neil are complete, the Denver Broncos can turn their attention to the free agent market. They have scheduled a Monday visit for free agent CB Walt Harris (Chicago). CBs Ray Crockett and Terrell Buckley are not expected back in Denver, so the team is looking for help at CB. Harris expects to make stops in Oakland and Cincinnati after his Denver visit. Agent Brian Levy called Harris and Denver a "great fit." Denver also has contacted representatives for CBs Denard Walker and Ronde Barber, though again no official visits have been scheduled.
Sun, 11 Feb 2001 14:49:46 -0800
Patrick Saunders reports for the Sporting News the Denver Broncos are still undecided about the fate of soon to be free agent FB Howard Griffith. Coach Mike Shanahan has been unclear about whether he even wants Griffith back. Most players, including RB Terrell Davis, do want him back. One player who will be back and whom is expected to see a bigger role is LB Ian Gold. If LB John Mobley leaves via free agency look for Gold to start in his place. Even if Mobley comes back, Gold should see extensive playing time in his sophomore NFL season. Defensive coordinator Ray Rhodes likes his cornerbacks to be physical and to play the run well. Neither of the Broncos free agent CBs Ray Crockett and Terrell Buckley are that good against the run leaving their futures with the team up in the air.
Mon, 01 Jan 2001 17:43:38 -0800
AP reports the Denver Broncos expect a healthy RB Terrell Davis (lower leg) and RB Olandis Gary (knee) to join rookie sensation RB Mike Anderson in what will be a crowded backfield in 2001. QB Brian Griese (shoulder) is among several Broncos who will require off-season surgery. Backup QB Gus Frerotte, an unrestricted free agent, is expected to look for a starting job elsewhere. The team is hoping to sign starting OG Dan Neil to a long-term contract before March 2. Other free agents, including LB John Mobley, FB Howard Griffith, and CBs Terrell Buckley and Ray Crockett are expected to test the market. OL Mark Schlereth and OT Tony Jones both have hinted at retiring, although Jones is hedging.
Mon, 01 Jan 2001 13:42:22 -0800
According to the Denver Post, Denver Broncos CB Ray Crockett said after yesterday's playoff loss his playing days in Denver may be over. He played in 60 percent of the team's defensive plays which triggered a clause in his contract that automatically voided the final five years left on the deal. Beginning March 2, Crockett will be an unrestricted free agent, able to sign with any team. CB Terrell Buckely, also an unrestricted free agent, hopes to be back with the team.
Thu, 28 Dec 2000 10:29:31 -0800
The Gazette reports Denver Broncos CB Ray Crockett is expected to start at left cornerback Sunday. He missed three games with a hamstring tear and was eased back into the lineup on passing downs the past two weeks. "It all depends on what packages they're in," coach Mike Shanahan said.
Mon, 18 Dec 2000 20:03:27 -0800
Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan, during his Monday press conference, stated QB Brian Griese (shoulder) will practice at full-speed on Wednesday. QB Gus Frerotte (shoulder/elbow/bruised finger) is undergoing treatment on Monday and should be fine. WR Ed McCaffrey (bruised knee) is sore but should be fine; LB Glen Cadrez (neck) underwent an MRI, which was negative; OL Matt Lepsis (sprained thumb) should be fine and RB Detron Smith (Achilles' tendinitis) is also undergoing treatment. CB Ray Crockett (hamstring) is much improved but not at 100% yet. TE Desmond Clark (fractured forearm) will undergo another X-ray to see how his arm is healing. The team will hold off on putting RB Terrell Davis (leg) on injured reserve as long as there's hope he could return this year.
Mon, 18 Dec 2000 13:57:35 -0800
Denverbroncos.com reports Denver Broncos CB Ray Crockett (hamstring) returned to action for the first time since his hamstring injury and said he felt fine out there. Broncos trainer Steve Antonopulos said Denver had no significant injuries.
Thu, 14 Dec 2000 07:19:25 -0800
The Denver Rocky Mountain News reports Denver Broncos CB Ray Crockett (hamstring) returned to practice on Wednesday and is making good strides. While he's not expected to start this weekend, he could return to the starting lineup in week seventeen.