posted on Aug, 26 2003 @ 03:06 AM
Oakland Raiders linebacker Bill Romanowski was suspended from Monday's practice and fined an undisclosed amount after punching and seriously injuring
teammate Marcus Williams during a fight in practice a day earlier.
Williams' left orbital bone was broken and his nose was injured, according to coach Bill Callahan.
Williams, who was a 14-game backup last year, will be sidelined four-to-six weeks, which puts the Raiders in position of reaching an injury settlement
with him, ESPN's John Clayton reports. Williams is scheduled to make a base salary of $300,000.
Though Williams reportedly called Alameda police after the incident, no criminal charges have been filed over the scuffle, which occurred during a
practice drill. Callahan doesn't expect charges to be pressed.
Romanowski has a history of problems, the one that stands out in my mind is the time he spit on 49ers receiver JJ Stokes. He is an intense player on
the field though, the kind you want on your team but you hate him if he isn't.