October 28, 2015 |
Leah Remini on Scientology Leah Remini , who publicly broke with the Church of Scientology in 2013, says leaving the religion was tough because it was an all-consuming belief system. "The decision to leave is your giving up everything you've worked for your whole life," Remini, 45, says in a 20/20 interview set to air Friday on ABC. "I feel that people need to understand this has been my whole life. " The King of Queens star has written a tell-all book, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology . Church rep Karin Pouw told People, "It comes as no surprise that someone as self-absorbed as Leah Remini with an insatiable craving for attention would exploit her former faith as a publicity stunt.
March 13, 2015
WELL, ON the plus side, DeMarco Murray never has torn an ACL. What he did do, though, was lug the ball an NFL-high 392 times last season for the Dallas Cowboys, which is the seventh most in league history, and touch it 449 times, which is the sixth most ever. He won the league rushing title by 20 city blocks and finished with 2,261 yards from scrimmage. Did all of this at the perfect time, in the final year of his rookie contract, which he parlayed into a 5-year, $40 million deal with the Eagles yesterday that includes $21 million in guaranteed money.
December 12, 2014
IF THE Heisman Trust people hand their famous award to Oregon's Marcus Mariota on Saturday night, he might want to give it right back. It's bad luck. Eagles fans pining for Mariota take heed: Heisman winners lately, particularly quarterbacks, are generally clipboard holders at best in the NFL. In fantasy, they are mostly invisible. With Mariota favored to pick up this year's trophy, and 2012 winner Johnny Manziel poised to make his first NFL start on Sunday for Cleveland, we wanted to take a look at the Heisman winners since 1989 - the year after Hall of Famer Barry Sanders won it - and celebrate all those players who went on to make meaningful contributions to fantasy leaguers.
May 14, 2013 |
OHIO STATE HAS always been kind to Eddie George. The former Buckeyes running back left the university second in the program's history in rushing yards, and third in rushing touchdowns. Add 1995 Heisman Trophy winner and College Football Hall of Fame inductee to the resume and there's no doubt George is permanently etched in Ohio State folklore. So, it comes as no surprise that George, a Philadelphia native, recently was named assistant vice president for business advancement at his alma mater.
June 3, 2012
The million-dollar home of former Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George and his wife, Tamara , will be auctioned off June 7, much to the surprise of the owners. The couple's accountant told The Tennessean in Nashville that the Georges have been trying to modify their loan for seven months, but find themselves in the same situation as many homeowners - stuck with a house no longer worth what was paid for it. The accountant said George is financially stable. The couple bought the home in a Nashville suburb for more than $1.6 million in 2007.
May 17, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George has been selected for induction into College Football Hall of Fame. The former Abington High and Ohio State star's selection was announced Monday on ESPN. The rest of the class of 14 former players and two former coaches will be announced Tuesday at a news conference at the NASDAQ MarketSite. Three other members of the newest Hall of Fame class will ring the opening bell for NASDAQ. George won the Heisman in 1995 as a senior and finished his career at Ohio State with 3,768 yards, 44 rushing touchdowns, and a school-record five 200-yard games.
December 19, 2004 |
He sought out Julius Jones because he'd been there, in that position, himself. Tight, important game, second half, fumble. Eddie George remembered what that did to a running back. "You kind of get down on yourself as a player," George said. "You make mistakes, you've got to have that encouragement, 'OK, I made a mistake. How do I respond from it?' " After Jones' fumble in the third quarter of a close game against New Orleans last Sunday, the Saints went on to a 27-13 victory that effectively, if not mathematically, eliminated the Cowboys from playoff contention.
August 2, 2004 |
Eddie George would have loved to play for the Eagles. The 30-year-old running back grew up in Philadelphia and yesterday recalled when "we" lost to Oakland in Super Bowl XV. George idolized the Birds of the 1980s and early 1990s, including Keith Byars, Randall Cunningham, Byron Evans, Seth Joyner, Reggie White, and Andre Waters. He recalled that Sunday morning in March when Veterans Stadium was imploded as "a sad, sad day," and claimed, despite a monomaniacal affinity for working out, to still indulge in an occasional cheesesteak.
July 24, 2004 |
Running back Eddie George agreed to a contract with the Dallas Cowboys yesterday, just 2 days after being released by the Tennessee Titans. "He's a great fit for us, and he will complement an offense that will be about power running," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. George signed a 1-year deal that includes an immediate $1.5 million bonus, which was about what the Titans wanted to pay him for the entire season. Add in his base salary and easily reachable incentives and he could make upward of $4.5 million, more than he would have made under his previous deal with Tennessee.
July 23, 2004 |
Eddie George's first visit as a free agent will be with the Dallas Cowboys today. Agent Lamont Smith said it's no coincidence that George's first trip since the running back was released by the Tennessee Titans is to Dallas. "It's an indication of his priority," Smith told the Associated Press yesterday. "It's high on his list, very high on his list. " Smith said it didn't matter who made the first call but both sides were very interested in getting a deal done quickly.