Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Junior Seau's Family 'Silenced' by Hall of Fame

But the Hall says that's normal with deceased inductees

(Newser) - The Pro Football Hall of Fame will posthumously induct Junior Seau next month, but don't expect to hear speeches from his family—who won't be allowed to utter a word. The Hall plans to show a 5-minute video that honors the star linebacker without mentioning Seau's diagnosis... More »

NFL Player Who Named the Sack Dead at 74

David 'Deacon' Jones dies of natural causes

(Newser) - David "Deacon" Jones, the original sackmaster, has died. The Hall of Fame defensive end credited with terming the word sack, for how he knocked down quarterbacks, was 74. The Washington Redskins said that Jones died of natural causes at his home in Southern California last night. "Deacon Jones... More »

Can the Hall of Fame Kick LT Out?

Hardly. Bad behavior doesn't even bar players from getting in

(Newser) - Lawrence Taylor was indicted on a slew of charges (rape, endangering the welfare of a child, patronizing a prostitute) on Wednesday. Should the former New York Giants linebacker be worried about losing his spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, too? Breathe a sigh of relief, LT: You're in... More »

NFL, TV Star Merlin Olsen Dead at 69

After career with LA Rams, Olsen acted in 'Little House on the Prairie'

(Newser) - Pro Football Hall of Famer and former television actor Merlin Olsen is dead at 69. Olsen was an All-American at Utah State and a first-round draft pick of the Los Angles Rams in 1962, where he was part of the "Fearsome Foursome" defensive line that set an NFL record... More »

Steelers Legend Cops Award for 30-Year-Old Coke Ad

'Mean' Joe Greene, child co-star receive Clios 30 years later

(Newser) - Already a Hall of Fame-bound football player, Joe Greene of the Steelers became an advertising legend 30 years ago with the release of the Coca-Cola commercial that ends with him tossing his jersey to a starstruck young fan. The spot won the ad industry's highest honor, but the stars had... More »

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