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We may never know exactly why Junior Seau died, of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, at his home in San Diego on May 2. Suicide is commonly the result of depression, and perhaps Mr. Seau had a mood disorder that had nothing to do...
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 reporterTodd Heap remembers catching a pass in the end zone ... and then darkness. It was four years ago against Denver that Heap thought he had scored a touchdown before Broncos linebacker Al Wilson forced an incompletion by planting his shoulder underneath the...
Sun ReporterThe son of late Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster says he'll tell a Senate committee today that he fears other retired players will die as destitute as his father did unless the NFL and its players union boost assistance to needy players. "No...
Few players walk away physically unscathed after a career in professional football. From Greg Baty and his crooked pinky finger to Gene Atkins and his well-documented struggles with dementia, the 1994 Miami Dolphins are no different. Today, with most...
LATROBE (AP) — Ramon Foster gives a wide smile, looks to the ground sheepishly and laughs quietly. Like most of the men he lines up next to on the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line, Foster is affable, fun-loving and often flashes that smile...
CANTON, Ohio -- On a steamy summer evening in the birthplace of the National Football League, the ranks of the Pro Football Hall of Fame swelled to 273 Saturday night with the enshrinement of running back Curtis Martin, tackle Willie Roaf, center...
Steelers' all-time leading wide receiver, Hines Ward, has announced that he will retire after 14 seasons with Pittsburgh Ward was originally drafted by the Steelers in the third round (92nd overall) of the 1998 NFL Draft out of Georgia. The Forest Park...
Staff reporterINDIANAPOLIS -- York High grad and Pitt product, Chris Doleman has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Doleman had 150 1/2 sacks in his 15 seasons, mostly with Minnesota, and was one of the prototype agile yet powerful pass rushers who dominate...
Tribune News ServicesFormer Seahawk defensive lineman Cortez Kennedy was one of five players elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, along with one senior committee choice. Kennedy is joined by Curtis Marin, Chris Doleman, Willie Roaf, Dermontti Dawson, and...
LATROBE (AP) — With all the injuries, position battles and chaos of shuffling players around the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive line, the team considers itself fortunate to have a stable Pro Bowl anchor in the middle. Even if this pillar of...
South Bend Tribune Staff Writer(First of two parts) They crash together with ferocity. Helmets collide. Teeth clench. Feet pound. It is practice day for the Granger Rocket Football league, and the gathered boys - ages 9, 10, 11, 12 - are going through the standard tackling and...
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