James “Buster” Douglas stopped little-known Dickie “Raging Bull” Ryan in a 10-round decision before a crowd of about 4,000 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden….Middle linebacker Rod Stephens, was released by the Washington Redskins and did not re-sign strong safety Darryl Morrison for medical reasons….Anthony Johnson, who led the Carolina Panthers in rushing last season after stepping in for the injured Tshimanga Biakabutuka, has agreed to a three-year contract worth about $2.5 million….The New York Jets cut Nick Lowery, the NFL career leader in field goals, and safety Lonnie Young….The University of South Florida hired former Philadelphia Eagles safety Andre Waters as the school’s secondary coach….Erik Williams, falsely named with Dallas Cowboys teammate Michael Irvin in a rape case, accused police of violating his civil rights in a federal lawsuit. Williams also sued the TV station that first reported the story and one of its reporters for defaming him.
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