OAKLAND, Calif. — ESPN has reported that former Oakland Raiders teammates Marcus Williams and Bill Romanowski are settling their legal dispute.
Williams’ career ended after his eye socket was broken by Romanowski, who ripped off Williams’ helmet during a practice drill and hit him in the face. Williams sued Romanowski for battery. A jury ordered Romanowski to pay Williams $340,000 in damages. Williams was dissatisfied with the result and convinced Romanowski to pay $415,000 to end the dispute.
Football is a rough game, particularly in Oakland. But there is – appropriately – a limit to when you play rough and how you do it. Cheap shots can be expensive.