Archive for Saturday, January 19, 2002

NFL Briefs

January 19, 2002


Parcells tells Bucs he won't take job

Tampa, Fla. Bill Parcells told the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday that he will not accept the team's coaching job, and ESPN reported.

"I just want to stay retired," Parcells told from his home in New Jersey. "I hope that convinces everybody that I'm not coming back. Because I'm not. This is it. I'm staying retired. The demands of the job and what it would take for me to succeed were just too much."

Also Friday, the NFL warned Parcells and the Buccaneers that they could be punished for attempting to hire coaches and officials under contract to other teams.

Spurrier interviews Kurt Schottenheimer

Ashburn, Va. A Schottenheimer returned to Redskin Park on Friday, looking for work.

Kurt Schottenheimer, the brother of fired Washington Redskins coach Marty Schottenheimer, interviewed with new coach Steve Spurrier to retain his job as defensive coordinator.

Sapp has surgery

Tampa, Fla. Warren Sapp, Tampa Bay's All-Pro defensive tackle, underwent arthroscopic surgery Friday to repair a slightly torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder.

Vick pays traffic fines

Jonesboro, Ga. Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick appeared in Clayton County State Court and paid $260 in court costs and fines Friday for traffic tickets from October. He had missed two previous court appearances, and authorities said they would issue an arrest warrant for last year's No. 1 NFL draft pick if he didn't attend Friday's hearing.

Vikes' Chamberlain added

Eden Prairie, Minn. Minnesota Vikings tight end Byron Chamberlain was selected Friday as an injury replacement for the NFC team in next month's Pro Bowl. Chamberlain will take the place of Carolina's Wesley Walls, who has an injured knee.

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