The first-round draft choices continue to trickle into NFL camps. The latest is Tony Gonzalez, the tight end from California who was taken 13th overall by the Kansas City Chiefs.
That leaves nine of the 30 first-round picks still unsigned, including St. Louis’ Orlando Pace, the No. 1 overall, and picks three through seven. Defensive tackle Darrell Russell, taken second by Oakland, is the highest choice in camp.
The terms of Gonzalez’s contract weren’t immediately available. But contracts generally fall in line, so his should fall somewhere between the $1.47 million per year average that went to Warrick Dunn of Tampa Bay, the 12th overall, and Reinard Wilson of Cincinnati, the 14th overall, who averaged $1.2 million.
Eagle accused of exposing himself
Two bouncers say Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Mike Mamula exposed himself at a nightclub and they want an apology.
Sherri Happaney said Mamula stood 3 to 5 feet from her at 1:30 a.m. Sunday at the Sterling Hotel club in Allentown, Pa., and exposed himself after they made eye contact. They exchanged no words, she said.
Bouncer David Callahan said he also saw Mamula exposed.
“I was thoroughly offended,” Happaney said. “I feel I’m owed an apology.”
Witnesses speaking on Mamula’s behalf told police it was a “misunderstanding,” police Capt. Carl Held said.
The case remained under review, Held said. No charges had been filed.
Williams will retire at season’s end
Carolina Panthers defensive end Gerald Williams has decided that 12 years in the NFL is enough. Williams, who will turn 34 in September, said he plans to make this season his last.
“There comes a point in time in your life when it’s time to get on with life’s work,” Williams said. “I’ve enjoyed this game. I’ve been blessed to play this game for a number of years.”
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