Andre Rison
American football player
Andre Rison
Andre Previn Rison is a retired 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 five times, from 1990–1993 and once again in 1997.
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TLC Biopic 'CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story' Takes A Look At The Women Behind The Band
Huffington Post - over 3 years
ATLANTA -- ATLANTA (AP) — For Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, there were several uncomfortable moments watching actresses portray them in a new TLC biopic. But it was especially strange to watch Lil Mama, who played the role of the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes — the third member of the Grammy-winning R&B group who died in a car crash in Honduras in 2002. "She totally came into character," Chilli said of Lil Mama, who wore contacts to mimic Left Eye's distinctively large, dark pupils. "It was kind of scary. The resemblance was just crazy at times. Naturally, she kind of had some of the similar characteristics like Lisa. It was kind of eerie at times for us." Alongside Lil Mama, Keke Palmer stars as Chilli and Drew Sidora as T-Boz in the film, "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story," which premieres Monday on VH1. The two-hour movie chronicles the trio's rise to fame, their drama-filled love lives — famously including Left Eye burning down the house of lover and former NF ...
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Atlanta Falcons: View from Seattle: City vs. city pop-culture showdown
ajc - about 4 years
Bill Reader, deputy sports editor at The Seattle Times, puts a spin on the tired traditional “city vs. city” story by examining the respective pop culture benchmarks of his city and Atlanta rather than arguing about traffic, parks and airports. (He still couldn’t resist getting in a couple shots at our weather–Seattle is one to talk–and Ted Turner, but we’ll that slide because he name checks MLK Jr., Jimmy Carter and the Starlight-Six Drive-In Theatre.) Among Reader’s categories are “Best movie set in city” and “Current hitmakers.” That makes sense because each city has been featured in some famous flicks and is home to important music movements. But Grunge is dead while hip-hop is forever, so Atlanta’s rappers trump some dude named Macklemore. Reader also has a category called: “Most bizarre housing crisis involving a prominent local athlete.” That’s really just an excuse for him to bring up Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes (RIP) burning down Andre Rison’s mansion, which is fine because … ...
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Mark Doman: Life After Sports -- An Insider's Look at Athletes and Their Finances
Huffington Post - over 4 years
I recently watched ESPN's "30 For 30" documentary Broke, directed by Billy Corgen, which was certainly cathartic for someone in my shoes. As a financial and business advisor to approximately 50 professional athletes and entertainers -- from the NFL, NBA, NFL and MLB, to well-known musicians, actors and other entertainers, the documentary's subtitle really sums up my sentiment for these young men and women. "More money, more problems." -- Former NFL star Andre Rison Broke digs into the psychology of men whose competitive nature carried them to victory on the field yet seemed to ruin them off the field. In my job, I have a figurative front row seat to watch the challenges these young people face when confronted with instantaneous wealth. After the broadcast of Broke, I spoke to a number of my athlete clients who watched the program. While I think Billy Corgen did an excellent job providing a snapshot of the general financial issues facing today's professional athletes, I thou ...
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Andre Rison’s financial woes featured in documentary film ‘Broke’
ajc - over 4 years
Andre Rison chronicles his financial troubles in "Broke." ESPN’s “30 for 30″ series of documentaries returns tomorrow night at 8 p.m. with “Broke,” a look at pro athletes who accumulate great wealth but later meet financial ruin. Among the subjects is former Falcons wide receiver Andre Rison, who made more than $19 million during his career but declared bankruptcy in 2007 after he failed to pay child support. You can see some excerpts from Rison’s interviews in the film in the trailer for ‘Broke’ at the 30 for 30 Web site. “Broke” is by Billy Corben. He also directed the “”The U,” the “30 for 30″ documentary about the University of Miami football program.
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Andre Rison's Financial Troubles To Be Featured In '30 For 30' Documentary
SB Nation- Atlanta - over 4 years
Former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Andre Rison has had his share of financial troubles over the past few years. Despite making at least $19 million dollars over his 12-year NFL career, Rison needed to file for bankruptcy in 2007 after being unable to pay child support. Rison's story is nothing new, as there have been many pro athletes who fall on hard times after retiring. Rison will tell his story in a new documentary, along with several other athletes. D. Orlando Ledbetter at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Rison will be part of an ESPN documentary called "Broke," which will be part of the second round of the much-heralded 30 For 30 series. The documentary will focus on the trend of professional athletes -- particularly in the NFL -- who burn through their big-contract money in a short amount of time and find themselves penniless (or close to it) shortly after their playing careers are over. For all news and information regarding the Atlanta Falcons, ...
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Remembering Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes Ten Years After Her Death
Amog - almost 5 years
It doesn’t seem as if ten years have passed since the death of popstar and TLC group member Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes. The iconic group TLC popped on the scene during the 1990s, rocking colorful baggy clothes and condoms on their eyes, and captivating the world with their talent.  The group comprised a dynamic trio of Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and our beloved Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes. (Read about Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins’ brave battle with sickle-cell anemia.) The group’s MC, Left-Eye, was not only an MC but a singer and an intricate part of what made the group popular. Her unique voice and tomboyish persona were intriguing and just what the pop scene was missing during that particular time. The group was also known as being CrazySexyCool, and Lopes was deemed to be all the “crazy” in the group. The group would go on to sell millions of albums and make strides within the industry. However, during their battle to reach the top they suffered from many hardships, Lopes ...
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Here's What You Need To Know About The Three Buzzworthy Sports Movies At The Tribeca Film Festival
Business Insider - almost 5 years
This week marks the 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. And among the movies are several must-see sports documentaries. You can see some of the trailers below, but two of the films deal with several well-known professional athletes. Here are the summaries via BROKE (2012) Sucked into bad investments, stalked by freeloaders, saddled with medical problems, and naturally prone to showing off, most pro athletes get shocked by harsh economic realities after years of living the high life. Drawing surprisingly vulnerable confessions from retired stars like Jamal Mashburn, Bernie Kosar, and Andre Rison, as well as Marvin Miller, the former executive director of the MLB Players Association, this fascinating documentary digs into the psychology of men whose competitive nature carries them to victory on the field and ruin off it. KNUCKLEBALL (2012) Acclaimed documentarians Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg deconstruct the unpredictable and erratic pitc ...
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Losing Left Eye - Lisa Lopes
Clash - almost 5 years
Ten years ago this month the music industry lost one of it’s brightest stars: Lisa Lopes. Daring, candid, vibrant and unapologetic; Lisa ‘Left-Eye’ Lopes was the ‘Crazy’ to Chilli’s ‘Sexy’ and T-Boz’s ‘Cool’ in the Atlantic R&B girl-group that would go on to conquer the music charts and change the way women were seen in a male dominated industry. As the world was still mourning the loss of R&B superstar Aaliyah in the summer of 2001, initial reactions to the news of the tragic death of ‘Left-Eye’ in Honduras, Central America, was that of disbelief. Although Lisa’s passing was felt the world over by the millions of fans she had gathered over the ten years she had spent in the group TLC, for Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins and Rozanda ‘Chilli’ Thomas the loss was inconceivable. When speaking to the remaining members of the group last year, they described how initially they believed the news of her death was just another of Lisa’s many ‘practical jokes’. “Not that long b ...
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Redskins Overpaid, But Others May Wish They Did…
Fan 590 - almost 5 years
I was already thinking of the trials and tribulations of “overpaying” for a superstar a month ago when it leaked out that the Columbus Blue Jackets were attempting to trade star winger Rick Nash.  It’s never easy NOT to overpay.  I mean, how do you “underpay”?  Borderline impossible, isn’t it.  Look at the Eric Lindros deal in the summer of 1992 — not many thought the Flyers had overpaid at the time (Lindros went for: cash, a R1 pick in 1992, a R1 pick in 1993, Chris Simon, Steve Duchense, Ron Hextall, Kerry Huffman, Mike Ricci, and Peter Forsberg).  But think about it now?  It’s INSANE.  But it only became so because Forsberg became Forsberg — if anything Ricci was still meant to be the best player in the deal, and drafted in a Top 5 which included Keith Primeau, Jaromir Jagr, Owen Nolan, and Petr Nedved, his accomplishments don’t match up, in my eyes anyway, to any of those four.  But the Flyers were getting ERIC LINDROS!  It seemed like an easy call to make, but Lindros would only ...
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Former NBA player Jay Vincent sentenced to 5 years - San Francisco Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Former NFL wide receiver Andre Rison, who ended his career with the Raiders in 2000, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in a child-support case in Arizona. The indictment accuses Rison, 44, of failing to pay more than $10000 between August 2008
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Flint Northwestern coach Andre Rison (MSU) indicted in child-support case - Detroit Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
Flint Northwestern coach Andre Rison, a former Spartan, goes over film with players Aug. 30, 2010. / KIRTHMON F. DOZIER / DFP PHOENIX — Former Michigan State wide receiver and current Flint Northwestern coach Andre Rison has been indicted by a federal ... -
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Spartans Nip USC in '88 Rose Bowl - Lost Lettermen
Google News - over 5 years
However, the game's key play came when quarterback Bobby McCallister found Andre Rison for a crucial third-down conversion in the fourth quarter. McCallister scrambled and went airborne to stay inbounds along the sideline before fitting the ball into
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Top five wide receivers in Atlanta Falcons history - Yahoo! Sports
Google News - over 5 years
Over the years, the team has been led by the likes of Terrance Mathis, Roddy White(notes) and Andre Rison. Where do these players rank in Falcons history? I know a lot of Falcons fans will call me crazy, but when you look at what Rison did in such a
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Thursday FNF - Week 1 -
Google News - over 5 years
Former MSU star and Flint native Andre Rison coached the Wildcats to victory, getting the first win of his career after going 0-9 last season. Flint Southwestern defeated Saginaw Arthur Hill 26-20 in Mount Morris. Knights freshman JohnAnthony Fulgham
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Andre Rison notices a newfound confidence in Flint Northwestern's football ... -
Google News - over 5 years
Andre Rison gives Michael Henry Jr. instruction during a drill at Flint Northwestern. - (Joseph Tobianski) Andre Rison, head coach of Northwestern and former NFL player, coaches his players at game against Beecher High on Thursday, August 26, 2010
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'Reliable' BJ Cunningham on verge of making history as Michigan State wide ... - The Ann Arbor News -
Google News - over 5 years
EAST LANSING -- BJ Cunningham doesn't have the flair of Andre Rison, the speed of Charles Rogers or the size of Plaxico Burress — rather famous and/or perhaps infamous Michigan State receivers of the past. But in short order during his senior season,
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Andre Rison
  • 2016
    Age 48
    In 2016 Rison encountered legal trouble for failure to pay child support.
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  • 2015
    Age 47
    As of 2015 he also coaches his son Hunter Rison who has committed to Michigan State on April 1, 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Rison also trains wide receivers at the Andre Rison Football Academy, and he coached in the 2008 Hawaii All-Star Classic. Rison has also recently appeared on an episode of the MTV reality show Made. He worked to help a student become a high school varsity quarterback. Rison was a featured Pro on the second season of the reality show Pros vs. Joes on Spike TV, and also appeared in an episode of TNA Impact (now called Impact Wrestling). He was at the center of the hexagonal ring, and then Abyss came out and Black Hole slammed Rison. Rison appears prominently in the 2012 film Broke about former professional athletes who squander their wealth. The film, directed and written by Billy Corben of Rakontur, was featured at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival as part of its TFF/ESPN Sports Festival, and is included in the second season (styled as "Volume II") of ESPN's 30 for 30 documentary series.
  • 2014
    Age 46
    Andre Rison coached in 2014 for Skyline High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as the offensive coordinator, where he led them to a 0-9 record.
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  • 2012
    Age 44
    In May 2012, Rison announced that he was leaving Flint Northwestern in order to complete his degree at Michigan State and join the football team as an assistant coach.
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  • 2010
    Age 42
    Beecher won the 2010 opener, 28-18, spoiling Rison's head coaching debut.
    More Details Hide Details The 2011 opener was a thriller, with Northwestern holding on for a 46-44 double overtime victory. In two years at Flint Northwestern, Rison's coaching record was only 2-16, but the team showed noticeable improvement in his second season, nearly doubling their offensive output, and losing four of their game by a combined total of only nine points.
    For the opening week of the 2010 and 2011 high school football seasons, Rison and Flint Northwestern faced off against Courtney Hawkins and Flint Beecher.
    More Details Hide Details Not only did these games showcase two former NFL players coaching at their alma maters, but the schools are so close geographically that it made for an intriguing and intense rivalry. The crowds came in large numbers for both games, which forced each game to Flint's 11,000 seat Atwood Stadium, instead of Flint Beecher's Russ Reynolds Field, or Flint Northwestern's Guy V. Houston Stadium.
    In March 2010, Rison was named the new head coach for Flint Northwestern High School's football team.
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  • 2006
    Age 38
    In the 2006-2008 high school football seasons, Rison was assistant coach at Beecher High School.
    More Details Hide Details The head coach was Courtney Hawkins, Rison's former teammate at Michigan State.
  • 2005
    Age 37
    He was released by the team in August 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Rison 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 the song "Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revival. Former girlfriend Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes of R&B group TLC possessed a tattoo referencing this name. During his three season stint with Kansas City, Rison was nicknamed Spider-Man and would often fake shooting a web, like Spider-Man, after scoring a touchdown. Rison gave himself the nickname in part because he viewed Spider-Man as a positive character and wanted to be thought of as less of a headache and problem. His "Spider-Man" nickname has been named one of the best nicknames in sports history by Bleacher Report.
  • 2004
    Age 36
    He signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League in August 2004, who went on to win the 92nd Grey Cup championship that year.
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    He also won a Grey Cup championship with the Toronto Argonauts in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details 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. He holds an NFL record for scoring a touchdown with 7 different teams.
  • 2002
    Age 34
    Their relationship was off and on until her death in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details He was forced to declare bankruptcy in 2007.
  • 2000
    Age 32
    In his final NFL season, with the Raiders in 2000, Rison had 41 catches for 606 yards and 6 touchdowns.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 1997
    Age 29
    He signed with the Chiefs prior to the 1997 season.
    More Details Hide Details He made it to the Pro Bowl after a solid first year with the Chiefs. His 2nd season was less successful.
  • 1996
    Age 28
    Rison had a very short stint with the Jaguars, and joined the Packers in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details He won a Super Bowl ring in his stint with the Packers.
    Rison won a Super Bowl championship with the Green Bay Packers in 1996 against the New England Patriots, scoring the first points of the game on a 54-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Brett Favre.
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  • 1994
    Age 26
    After the 1994 season, Rison signed a lucrative free agent contract with Cleveland, where he was expected to become the featured receiving threat for the Browns, who had made the playoffs the year before.
    More Details Hide Details Rison, who had been named to the Pro Bowl in four of his previous six seasons, had career lows in receptions (47), yards (701), touchdowns (3), receptions per game (2.9), and yards per game (43.8). Rison also developed a feud with the Cleveland fans, who were angered over the announcement that the team would be relocating to Baltimore. After a home loss to the Packers, Rison, who had been booed by the fans throughout the game, lashed out, stating, "We didn't make the fucking move. So, for all the booers, fuck you too. I'll be glad when we get to Baltimore, if that's the case. We don't have any home-field advantage. I've never been booed at home. Baltimore's our home. Baltimore, here we come." Rison, however, did not make the move with the team to Baltimore as he joined the Jacksonville Jaguars in the offseason.
  • 1993
    Age 25
    Rison was involved with the recording artist Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes around 1993 before the start of his fourth season with the Falcons.
    More Details Hide Details In June 1994 (before the start of his fifth and final season with the Falcons), as told by her in The Last Days of Left Eye, the then-couple got into a physical altercation at Rison's Atlanta mansion. In response, Lopes threw the athlete's shoes into the tub with the intention of burning them, while keeping the blaze contained in the bathroom. It soon spread throughout the house, resulting in the loss of all his possessions. Despite the damage done, they remained a couple. In 2001 he recorded a song with her entitled "Rags To Riches".
    During these years, Rison finished near the top of most receiving categories, and led all NFL players with 15 receiving touchdowns in 1993.
    More Details Hide Details Andre Rison was only the 5th Receiver in NFL history to score 60 touchdowns in his first six seasons. Rison led the NFL in most receptions in his first four and first five seasons. Rison was second in the NFL for most receptions in six seasons.
  • 1990
    Age 22
    Rison was selected to the Pro Bowl five times, from 1990–1993 and once again in 1997.
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  • 1989
    Age 21
    Rison began his NFL career in 1989 as a first round draft pick with the Indianapolis Colts, catching 52 passes for 820 yards with four touchdown receptions and showing great promise, but was traded to the Atlanta Falcons as part of a deal for the #1 pick in the 1990 NFL Draft, which the Colts used to select Jeff George.
    More Details Hide Details His next season marked the first of five very productive campaigns with the Falcons.
  • 1987
    Age 19
    He was a star player at Flint Northwestern High School and in college at Michigan State University. As a senior at Michigan State, Rison had 30 receptions for 709 yards and 5 TDs; he was a prominent contributor to the 1987 Michigan State squad that won the Rose Bowl on January 1, 1988.
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  • 1967
    Born on March 18, 1967.
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