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Big Valley
08-26-2008, 06:49 PM
Manning had asked for a trade or his release, but his contract made a trade unlikely.

He hasn't done really anything since he went from CAR to CHI starting only 11 games in two seasons, but he's not injured, he's 27, and he makes plays.

Any radio chatter about us going after him. ( I live in South Carolina)

ArlingtonTexan
08-26-2008, 06:51 PM
Not sure if he is any different or better than Fletcher/Faggins. That said, I have seen worse ideas on this board.

CloakNNNdagger
08-26-2008, 07:04 PM
Not sure if he is any different or better than Fletcher/Faggins. That said, I have seen worse ideas on this board.
He would not be more than a nickel......I think we have enough of them.

Besides, remember:



On April 23, 2006 Ricky Manning, Jr. attacked a man, Soroush Sabzi 5, in a Denny’s restaurant after teasing him for working on a laptop computer.6 He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly fighting a man and eventually pled no contest to felony assault. Manning faced up to four years in prison because of a previous assault charge in 2002, for which he received probation.

According to the police report, Manning and former UCLA teammates, Tyler Ebell and Maurice Jones-Drew bullied a student sitting at another table. Manning confronted the student with “Are you a ******?”, “You f—-ing Jew,” and then called him “an ugly f—-ing Jew” and a “******.” The student asked to be left alone and the football players beat him unconscious. 7

Two days before the incident the Bears had signed Manning to an offer sheet. In light of the assault charges, the Panthers declined to match Chicago’s offer and so Manning signed a $21 million deal with the Bears two days later. In September 2006, Manning pled no contest to felony assault in exchange for another probation deal. Later, Manning proclaimed his innocence. He acknowledged having words with the victim then pushing him in the head—but after that, according to him, his former UCLA teammates did the damage. “Yeah, I did it” explained Manning (AP report). “If I don’t plea to this I have to go through trial. We’re in season now. Then I’d have to put it in the hands of a jury. There are tons of things that can happen with a jury… I just can’t risk that.”

Manning’s previous 2002 assault charge resulted from a fight between Manning and bodybuilders Brian Herbert and Seth Spiker outside a Westwood bar. Originally charged with two counts of felony assault, Manning pled innocent to one count after the other was dropped. 8

The NFL suspended him for one game for this incident

GuerillaBlack
08-26-2008, 07:10 PM
Well, at least he chose to eat at Denny's and not IHOP.

TEXANRED
08-26-2008, 08:09 PM
Well, at least he chose to eat at Denny's and not IHOP.

Hey now!!! IHOP's chicken fried steak is a hell of a lot better than Denny's. Plus, IHOP had the stuffed french toast.

You wanna fight over it?:lion:

GlassHalfFull
08-26-2008, 08:13 PM
Can we have one thread for all the players who are released that we might possibly be interested in? Because if we have a thread per player released, it could get messy quick.

Specnatz
08-26-2008, 08:20 PM
Can we have one thread for all the players who are released that we might possibly be interested in? Because if we have a thread per player released, it could get messy quick.

Nah this is way more fun

Actually if you did that the thread could get messed up quickly.

ATXtexanfan
08-26-2008, 08:22 PM
tell him to pick up cedrick benson on his way over

ArlingtonTexan
08-26-2008, 10:00 PM
Can we have one thread for all the players who are released that we might possibly be interested in? Because if we have a thread per player released, it could get messy quick.

Actually, there is one in the Texans' talk forum

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52896

kiwitexansfan
08-26-2008, 10:32 PM
I am a sucker for retread CB's with playmaking potential (re: PBuc and Fletcher).

Bring him in!

HOU-TEX
08-27-2008, 09:12 AM
I am a sucker for retread CB's with playmaking potential (re: PBuc and Fletcher).

Bring him in!

As long as he checks his laptop at the door. :)

Silver Oak
08-27-2008, 09:51 AM
I posted this in the "coveted castoffs" thread already.

brickman
08-28-2008, 07:27 AM
I see where Chicago released defensive back Ricky Manning, Jr. As our secondary is not the greatest :scarygirl:, is there any talk of bringing him in? Thanks.:texflag:

281
08-28-2008, 08:06 AM
no, we have enough nickelbacks on the roster.