Posts Tagged ‘professional sports’

Ex-NFL player pleads guilty to business scam

JACKSON — A former National Football League player and Mississippi businessman has admitted to using investors’ money for a planned resort area in China and to buy himself a luxury van, a boat and other items. The Clarion-Ledger reports 48-year-old Jeffrey L. Walker, formerly of Madison, pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to wire […] [...]

Glanville to push for football team in Jackson

by Published: October 3,2011

Tags: athletics, football, professional sports, sports

JACKSON — On Oct. 5, former NFL head coach Jerry Glanville will visit Jackson to meet with city officials and business leaders to discuss the potential for a Jackson-based United Football League expansion team to participate in the 2012 season. Glanville, who was the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons (1986-1989) and Houston Oilers (1990-1993), […] [...]

McAllister-Nissan settlement conference delayed

JACKSON — A settlement conference has been postponed in a lawsuit related to a Nissan dealership that was owned by former New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister. McAllister’s Nissan dealership in Jackson closed after filing for bankruptcy in 2009. A settlement conference the case had been scheduled for tomorrow, but that’s been pushed back […] [...]

Hosemann touts changes to sports agent law

JACKSON — New revisions to the Uniform Athlete Agents Act, or laws which govern sports agents operating in Mississippi, provide greater protection to our student athletes, according to Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “Recent events in the media regarding relationships with student athletes and sports agents have prompted the need for more attention to the […] [...]

Ryan confident he will be Rangers’ co-owner

by Published: June 25,2010

Tags: bankruptcy, courts, professional sports, sports

ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Rangers president Nolan Ryan remains confident that he will be adding the title of team co-owner to his resume. A federal bankruptcy judge is still sorting out the club-initiated bankruptcy designed to spur completion of the sale of the team from Tom Hicks to a group led by Ryan, the Hall […] [...]

Bankrupt Rangers head back to court

by Published: June 15,2010

Tags: athletics, bankruptcy, courts, professional sports, sports

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Texas Rangers and their creditors head back to bankruptcy court to argue over more issues that have held up the baseball team’s sale. The Rangers, who return to court today, want a bankruptcy judge in Fort Worth to approve a plan to pay $75 million in club debt tied up […] [...]

Saints suing former teammate over investment

by Published: March 9,2010

Tags: lawsuit, professional sports, tax credits

NEW ORLEANS — Former New Orleans Saints player Charles Grant and current player Jeremy Shockey have filed suit against ex-teammate Kevin Houser over hundreds of thousands of dollars they said they paid for state movie tax credits that never materialized. State officials have said the credits were never applied for by the CEO of the […] [...]

Saints’ fans talk, text it up

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans Saints fans were heard loud and clear over Verizon Wireless’ 3G network after the teams victory over the Minnesota Vikings Sunday night. Verizon Wireless, the exclusive wireless provider of the Saints and the Louisiana Superdome, announced that the number of voice calls and text messages sent and received immediately following […] [...]

AirTran signs Oher as endorser

AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings Inc. has signed former Ole Miss and current Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher as an endorser of the airline. He will be featured in advertising across the Baltimore area where AirTran is headquartered. “Michael Oher – a star on and off the field – is a true […] [...]

Dates set for Viking Classic

by Published: December 28,2009

Tags: Golf, PGA Tour, professional sports, sports

MADISON — Viking Classic and Century Club Charities Inc. announced the 2010 Viking Classic would be held Sept. 27-Oct. 3 at Annandale Golf Club, making it the first event of the PGA TOUR’s 2010 Fall Series. Viking Classic also announced that chef Emeril Lagasse would headline the Viking Culinary Tent’s lineup of cooking demonstrations during […] [...]

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