April 28, 2009 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Ordered A federal judge in Las Vegas has ordered former NBA star Dennis Rodman to pay a former casino employee $225,000 for grabbing and humiliating her at work in March 2006. A lawyer for 28-year-old Sara Ure says Rodman never responded to the civil lawsuit filed against him in November 2007.

Out The old saying is “No foot, no horse,” which is why Quality Road won’t be running Saturday in the Kentucky Derby. A quarter crack on the inside of the colt’s right front hoof forced trainer Jimmy Jerkens to pull one of the early favorites out of the race. The injury prevented the son of Elusive Quality from breezing Monday morning at Belmont Park in New York, ending any chance he could go to Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. After Jerkens noticed the soreness had not gone away, he canceled the workout and his travel plans.

Cited Chargers linebacker Shaun Phillips was cited for misdemeanor battery for allegedly striking a security guard in the face at a downtown San Diego hotel early Sunday morning.

Added The Vikings have agreed to terms on contracts with 14 undrafted rookies, including former Boise State running back Ian Johnson. Johnson helped the Broncos go undefeated in his sophomore season, but his role was diminished as a senior. His college teammate, wide receiver Vinny Perretta, was also in the group of free agents.

Agreed Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel, a 2008 Heisman Trophy finalist who wasn’t chosen in the NFL draft, agreed to terms with the Washington Redskins.

Released The Bengals have released running back Chris Perry, ending an injury-plagued career in Cincinnati for the former first-round pick. Perry was the 26th overall pick out of Michigan in 2004. Transferring Former Michigan quarterback Steven Threet plans to transfer to Arizona State, according to a person familiar with Threet’s decision who requested anonymity because the details are still being worked out.

Dead Former Kansas City Chiefs coach Frank Gansz has died in a Dallas hospital. A SMU spokesman said Gansz, who was special teams coach for the Mustangs last year, developed complications after undergoing knee replacement surgery last week. Gansz, who was 70, coached for 38 years, 24 in the NFL.

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