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Encyclopedia > Andre Rison
Andre Rison
Date of birth March 18, 1967 (1967-03-18) (age 40)
Place of birth Flag of the United States Flint, Michigan
Position(s) Wide Receiver
College Michigan State
NFL Draft 1989 / Round 1/ Pick 22
Pro Bowls 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998
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Andre Previn Rison (born March 18, 1967 in Flint, Michigan) is a former American football wide receiver who played professionally for the National Football League's Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, and the Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts. Rison was selected to the Pro Bowl 5 times, from 1990-1993 and once again in 1997. is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday and the summer of 1967 was known as The Summer of Peace and Love (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... 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City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... City Jacksonville, Florida Other nicknames The Jags Team colors Teal, Black, White, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Maize, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders (Green Bay Packers Foundation) Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! 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Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday and the summer of 1967 was known as The Summer of Peace and Love (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Speed Blue, White, and Gray Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue [1] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Maize, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders (Green Bay Packers Foundation) Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933... City Jacksonville, Florida Other nicknames The Jags Team colors Teal, Black, White, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and gold Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ...


Rison won a Super Bowl championship with the Green Bay Packers in 1996, scoring the first points of the game on a 54-yard touchdown catch. He also won a Grey Cup championship with the Toronto Argonauts in 2004. He is one of the few players to win professional football championships in both the United States of America and Canada. He was released by the Argonauts during the 2005 CFL season. The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Maize, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders (Green Bay Packers Foundation) Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Then Prime Minister Joe Clark presents the 1979 Grey Cup to victorious Edmonton Eskimos Danny Kepley and Tom Wilkinson. ... The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2005 Canadian Football League season is considered to be the 52nd season in modern-day Canadian football, although it is officially the 48th Canadian Football League season. ...


Rison finished his NFL career with 743 receptions for 10,205 yards and 84 touchdowns, along with 8 kickoff returns for 150 yards and 9 carries for 23 yards.


He is also remembered for his life off the football field, which garnered him the nickname "Bad Moon" Rison from ESPN sportscaster Chris Berman, alluding to a well-known song by Creedence Clearwater Revival. In 1994, he had his Atlanta mansion burned down by his then-girlfriend, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes of the R&B group TLC, resulting in the loss of all his possessions. He has also been arrested several times for failing to pay child support to Raycoa Handley, the mother of his two sons. This ultimately led to Rison getting sentenced to jail by an Atlanta court on December 8, 2004 for neglecting to pay the $127,000 in child support Handley claimed he owed her. On January 3, 2005, Rison was released from DeKalb County Jail after making a $10,000 payment.[1] ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... American Sportscasters A sportscaster, sports announcer, or sports commentator is a type of journalist on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... Christopher (Boomer) James Berman (born May 10, 1955, in Greenwich, Connecticut) is a sportscaster, who anchors SportsCenter, Monday Night Countdown, Sunday NFL Countdown, Baseball Tonight, U.S. Open golf, and other programming on ESPN. He joined ESPN a month after its founding and has been with the network since. ... Bad Moon Rising is a 1969 song by Creedence Clearwater Revival. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Lisa Nicole Lopes (May 27, 1971 – April 25, 2002), an African American rapper of Cape Verdean descent, also known under the stage name of Left Eye, was a member of the popular R&B and hip hop group TLC. In addition to hit songs like Waterfalls with TLC, Lopes also... TLC is an American music group, whose repertoire spans R&B, hip hop and pop. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... DeKalb County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ...


While playing for the Kansas City Chiefs, Rison also garnered the nickname Spider-Man. This resulted from his touchdown celebrations where he posed like the superhero flinging spiderswebs. Rison also gained the nickname "Smokey", "Fireman", and "Flamer" as a tribute to the infamous Lopes arson incident. He also became known as Brock Middlebrook, after his attempt to deceive police by identifying himself by that fake name[2]. Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, or an eligible receiver catches a forward pass in the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


Rison starred in college at Michigan State, as well as at Flint Northwestern High School. Michigan State University is a university in East Lansing, Michigan near the state capital of Lansing. ...


Rison is also a featured Pro on the second season of the physical reality game show Pros vs. Joes on Spike TV. A game show is a radio or television program involving members of the public or celebrities, sometimes as part of a team, playing a game, perhaps involving answering quiz questions, for points or prizes. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


While on an episode of the Spike TV's TNA Impact!, a professional wrestling program, Rison was in the ring with announcer Don West talking about his role on the show Pros vs. Joes. They were then interrupted by TNA wrestler Abyss. While Rison tried to extend his hand to Abyss for a handshake, Rison received Abyss' finishing maneuver, the Black Hole Slam (kayfabe). Rison had to be helped from the ring during the commercial break.[3] TNA Impact! (official typeset TNA iMPACT!) is a professional wrestling television program produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) as its main television program. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Donald Don West (born June 20, 1963) is an American professional wrestling color commentator and television personality. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or worked. ...


On June 12, 2007, Andre Rison faces a court-ordered bankruptcy to pay more than $105,000 (all figures U.S.) in back child support and other claims. Terese Dear, a courtroom deputy for U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Flint, said Tuesday that an order was entered June 6 to put Rison into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Rison, a Flint native, has until June 25 to respond to the order before the court proceeds with efforts to recover his assets, Dear said. The Flint Journal reported on the court action Monday. The former Pro Bowl receiver owes child support, attorney fees and court administrative costs, according to a bankruptcy court petition. Rison's ex-wife, Tonja Rison of Southfield, is listed as one of the creditors on that petition. Her claim is for more than $58,000 in child support. An Atlanta law office is claiming another $46,000 in unpaid legal fees for seeking child support from Rison for two children by a girlfriend. The Genesee County friend of the court also is after $400 in administrative fees. Rison's attorney, David Kallman of Lansing, said Tuesday that he had no comment on the bankruptcy order. is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


External links

  • Andre Rison's stats on ESPN's page
  • Andre Rison's career stats
  • Andre Rison Official Website

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Andre Rison - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (388 words)
Andre Previn Rison (born March 18, 1967 in Flint, Michigan) is a former American football wide receiver who played professionally for the National Football League's Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, and the Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts.
Rison won a Super Bowl championship with the Green Bay Packers in 1996, scoring the first points of the game on a 54-yard touchdown catch.
Rison finished his NFL career with 743 receptions for 10,205 yards and 84 touchdowns, along with 8 kickoff returns for 150 yards and 9 carries for 23 yards.
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