Mobley's trial begins

Denver Broncos linebacker John Mobley's DUI trial began on Tuesday with opening arguments. Read about it in today's news reports.

Mobley victim of bias? - Rocky Mountain News - Charley Able
April 21, 2004 - CASTLE ROCK - A defense attorney in the drunken driving trial of Denver Broncos linebacker John Mobley on Tuesday implied Mobley was pulled over by police because of his race. Mobley, whose trial resumes today in Douglas County Court, was arrested Dec. 28, 2002, by Parker police officer Matt Stoneberger, who testified he stopped the football player for driving 69 mph in a 40 mph zone.

Scouting the draft: Quarterbacks - Rocky Mountain News
April 21, 2004 - Scouting the draft: Quarterbacks

Scouting the draft: Kickers/punters - Rocky Mountain News
April 21, 2004 - Scouting the draft: Kickers/punters

DUI trial for Broncos linebacker Mobley begins - Denver Post - J. Sebastian Sinisi
Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - CASTLE ROCK - Attorneys presented opening arguments Tuesday in the drunken-driving case against Denver Broncos linebacker John Mobley. He was arrested Dec. 28, 2002, after an officer with a radar gun clocked him at 69 mph in a 40 mph zone on Lincoln Avenue west of Parker at 2:45 a.m.

Hard stances affect draft status - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - Most sports agents play hardball. But when they play too rough, they can hurt their clients. Consider the Poston brothers, Kevin and Carl. They have earned a reputation as tough negotiators. Three of the six franchise players in the NFL who have yet to reach long-term deals - Rams offensive tackle Orlando Pace, Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson and 49ers linebacker Julian Peterson - are Poston clients. So is former Broncos linebacker Ian Gold, one of the last high-profile free agents still on the market.

Agents expand role to promote clients - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - From the moment sports agent Neil Schwartz signs an NFL prospect, to the moment that prospect's name is called on draft weekend, Schwartz's mission is clear: Create certainty and remove doubt. "The NFL doesn't like surprises," said Schwartz, the longtime agent for former Broncos running back Terrell Davis. "The NFL wants the draft to be an exact science. They want as much data on a player as possible."

Sleepers the key to NFL success - Daily Camera - Matthew Kredell, Los Angeles Daily News
April 21, 2004 - They are the picks without fanfare. Madison Square Garden turns from rowdy to relaxed, leaving staunch fans unmotivated to bemoan their team's selections. The ESPN television coverage goes from five minutes of video clips, discussions and interviews to a few basic lines of description and stats. Even Mel Kiper doesn't have anything to say about some of them. Yet, these second-day NFL Draft selections in rounds four to seven will decide who wins future Super Bowls.

Ahmaad Galloway's NFL Europe Journal: Week Four -
Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - With the weather, we had to battle through some pretty tough conditions this past week. They had played a game on our field the night before, so by the time we played, we couldn't see the numbers or hashmarks or anything.

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