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Judge Grants Final Approval To NFL Concussion Settlement

You might recall that back in July I wrote about a preliminary concussion settlement that was being reached between the National Football League and counsel for retired players, which would compensate retired players for concussion-related treatments as part of a lawsuit that alleged the league hid knowledge of the connection…


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Ray Lewis Believes Jerome Bettis Belongs In Canton

If you have been following the official website of the Pittsburgh Steelers the last few weeks, you’ve obviously seen the big push they’ve been making for former running back Jerome Bettis to finally get into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this week. That push has included several interviews with…


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Hall Of Famers Already Embracing Former Steelers RB Jerome Bettis

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis retired following the 2004-2005 season, upon the conclusion of which the team capped off an improbable playoff run to earn “one for the thumb”, sending the veteran back home in Detroit as a champion. He retired as the fifth-leading rusher in the history…


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College Athlete Unionization Topic Reaches The Colbert Report

A short while back, a case was brought against Northwestern University that in part argued that its football players should be considered employees of the university. A regional board ruled that the football players were indeed employees and that they have a right to form a union, which opens up…


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The Bus Will Eventually Make A Stop In Canton

Like many of you, I thought that this would finally be the year that former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis would make it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but the selection committee thought otherwise as Derrick Brooks, Walter Jones, Andre Reed, Michael Strahan and Aeneas Williams wound…


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Dear Mr. Goodell, Your Hypocrisy Is Showing Again

Dear Mr. Roger Goodell, Last season I brought to your attention that the NFL photo store was selling pictures of a concussed Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy sitting on the ground following the hit made by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison in the fourth quarter of the week 14 game….



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Steelers Six From Around The Web – May 23rd – Willie Colon Predicts Ass Kicking Edition

Recently retired Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was recognized by Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett and the legislature in Harrisburg on Tuesday as he received a proclamation honoring his accomplishments on the football field as well as his volunteer work with nearly a dozen community organizations. Willie Colon said Tuesday that…


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Can Troy Polamalu Still Be A Game-Changer?

By Jeremy Hritz Troy Polamalu has cemented his legacy with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and he will forever be remembered as one of the best to don the black and gold uniform. His knack for game changing plays, none more famous than the interception for a touchdown in the 2008 AFC…



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Tragedies, Players And The NFL

By Christina Rivers Is tragedy a larger issue for past NFL players than we ever dreamed was possible? The death of Junior Seau has uncovered a dark side of the retirement world post-professional football that would have Obi Wan shuddering. The sports world is abuzz with questions about how the…