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In the weeks leading up to April's NFL draft, I will highlight four players at each position whom the Ravens could target at different stages in the draft -- from their top pick to their Mr. Irrelevant. In this post, I will focus on interior offensive...
Tags: NFL Pro Bowl, Mike Pouncey, Matt Birk, Danny Watkins, Athletes
"She looked at me with this look, like, 'Mom, are you dumb or what?' She said, 'These are my friends. I want to be with them.'" Deborah McFadden, whose wheelchair athlete daughter, Tatyana, has challenged the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic...
Sun ReporterA congressional committee says it has "serious questions" about the disability benefits system for NFL players and is asking the Congressional Research Service to conduct a study so lawmakers can determine whether a legislative remedy is needed. The...
Sun reporterNFL Players Association chief Gene Upshaw asked Congress yesterday for assistance in improving a disability benefits system that retired players say repeatedly let them down when they were poor and ailing from old football injuries. "We have made great...
Tags: Retirement, FEMA, Gale Sayers, John Kerry, Dallas Cowboys
Sun reporterFor the third time in the past 13 months, the NFL and the NFL Players Association this week announced new initiatives designed to relieve financial strain on needy retired players. One day after league commissioner Roger Goodell and union executive...
Sun reporterSandra Unitas remembers how her husband, John, late in life could barely sign autographs with his once-powerful right hand, much as he tried.She used to find rubber bands strapped to pens he had jury-rigged so he could scrawl his name with a limb --...
Sun reporterNFL Players Association chief Gene Upshaw offered no apologies yesterday for his combative comments about retired players who have criticized him. But, in a rare interview on the subject, Upshaw said he was committed to resolving some of their issues with...
Sun reporterIt was a day of tears -- but also relief - for retired NFL players who hope their accounts of debilitating football injuries will move Congress to demand reform of a "broken" disability benefits system. "Thank God for Congress. Maybe they're going to...
Sun ReporterNFL Players Association chief Gene Upshaw says that some retired players' accounts of being rejected for disability benefits are rife with inaccuracies and that the union will begin a new effort today to defend itself. The union will announce a new Web...
Sun ReporterDuring 14 years in the NFL, Dick "Night Train" Lane was celebrated for his vicious clothesline hits, his technical skill on the defensive perimeter and his fast-paced lifestyle off it. Few players were bigger in stature -- or better at their job -- than...
O, by the WayNFL Players Association head Gene Upshaw died, it was reported earlier this morning. Upshaw was 63 and battling pancreatic cancer.Upshaw's death comes at a tense time for the players union.* NFL owners want to re-open negotiations on a labor agreement...
During the news conference Thursday in which former Sen. George Mitchell unveiled his 409-page report on baseball's performance-enhancement scandal, I kept waiting for him to announce that he had been hired by the NFL to perform a similar investigation to...
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