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February 4, 2012 | Associated Press
Super Bowl winners Charles Haley, Bill Parcells, Jerome Bettis, and Ed DeBartolo Jr. are among 17 finalists who will learn Saturday if they are voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Haley is the only player to win five Super Bowls, two with the 49ers and three with Dallas. DeBartolo owned the San Francisco team that won five NFL titles from 1981 through 1994. Parcells coached the Giants to Super Bowl wins in 1987 and 1991. He also took the Patriots to the 1997 game they lost to Green Bay. Bettis helped the Steelers win the 2006 Super Bowl in his hometown of Detroit.
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October 30, 2001 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The resurgent Pittsburgh Steelers made quick work last night of Eddie George and the Tennessee Titans. The Steelers dominated the Titans on both sides of the ball as they improved to 5-1 with a 34-7 victory. The Titans, one of the NFL's most highly regarded teams entering the season, fell to a stunning 2-4. On offense, workhorse back Jerome Bettis ran for two short-range touchdowns, and the Steelers were helped by two grievous errors by Titans safety Perry Phenix. On defense, the Steelers held George to 13 yards on 10 carries.
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January 22, 2006 | By Ashley Fox INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's a story worthy of a novel. A boy grows up in Detroit and becomes a man in the National Football League. He has a Hall of Fame career. Then in his last season, he defies the odds by winning three straight road games to earn a trip home for his sport's biggest event: the Super Bowl. "It would be a fairy-tale story," Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward said last week. "To beat Cincinnati, come in and beat Indy . . . get Jerome back to where it all started for him in Detroit, somebody needs to write a book about that.
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November 10, 2000 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
Go to a high school football game this weekend and chances are you will see better passing attacks than the Pittsburgh Steelers have. The quarterback-poor Steelers have thrown for 200 yards just once this season, and the last three weeks, passing for 100 yards has been an achievement. We are talking peewee-league air numbers from an NFL team. Consider: In a 9-7 loss Sunday to Tennessee, the Steelers had 93 passing yards and just seven completions on 22 attempts. In a 9-6 victory the previous week against Baltimore, they had 111 yards on 9-for-18 passing.
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October 16, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Denver Broncos strong safety Kenoy Kennedy was suspended by the NFL for one game without pay yesterday for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Miami receiver Chris Chambers. He will miss Denver's game Sunday at Kansas City, but will not be fined. Chambers got a concussion when he went up high for a pass from Jay Fiedler and was hit in the face by Kennedy in the second quarter of Miami's 24-22 victory on Sunday night. Chambers' head twisted after the hit, and he lay on the field for about 5 minutes before being helped off the field.
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February 2, 2002 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Steelers running back Jerome Bettis, who has become a community icon in Pittsburgh, was named yesterday the winner of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. The award, named after the late Chicago Bears running back, is the only NFL award that recognizes a player's off-the-field community service, as well as his playing excellence. "It's the type of award that you really don't ask for," Bettis said. "You try to do things that are special to you and that mean a lot to you. " Bettis is involved in numerous charitable operations in both Pittsburgh and his hometown of Detroit.
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May 7, 2010
THERE IS NO DOUBT that Hall of Famer Robin Roberts was a first-class pitcher. There is also no doubt that he was a first-class human being. I had to call him on several occasions while writing the obituaries of some of his Whiz Kids teammates. Each time, I would tell him what he already knew - that one of the Kids had passed - and would ask if he would take a few minutes to reminisce. Each time, in that strong, clear voice of his, he would say: "It would be an honor.
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July 2, 2004 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
NFL officials will talk with Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis to determine whether he has violated league rules by being involved in a proposed real estate development that could include slot machines. Bettis, the sixth-leading rusher in NFL history, was in Harrisburg this week to speak with lawmakers about minority interests in proposed gambling legislation. The 32-year-old running back appeared with C.J. Betters, a developer who has proposed a $500 million facility that could include a horse track, hotel, townhouses, retail stores and slot machines, if the state passes legislation legalizing slots.
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July 2, 2004 | Daily News Staff and Wire Reports
NFL officials will talk with Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis to determine whether he has violated league rules by being involved in a proposed real-estate development that could include slot machines. Bettis, the sixth-leading rusher in NFL history, was in Harrisburg this week to speak with lawmakers about minority interests in proposed gambling legislation. The 32-year-old running back appeared with C.J. Betters, a developer who has proposed a $500 million facility that could include a horse track, hotel, townhouses, retail stores and slot machines, if the state passes legislation legalizing slots.
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September 8, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Coach Bill Cowher yesterday confirmed the Pittsburgh Steelers' worst-kept secret: Duce Staley is in at running back and Jerome Bettis is out again. The move was considered a formality since Staley, a former Eagle, was given a $4 million signing bonus in March, but the Steelers never made the change official, and Cowher diplomatically split time between the two in exhibition games. Staley, at 29, is 3 years younger than Bettis, has had less wear and tear than the NFL's No. 6 career rusher and, unlike Bettis, can be used as a receiver out of the backfield and on third downs.
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September 27, 2012 | BY MARK KRAM, Daily News Staff Writer
FROM HIS vantage point on the Eagles' sideline that Sunday at Three Rivers Stadium in 2000, Ike Reese could see the play unfold. A big hole opened up in the Pittsburgh offensive line and into it rumbled Jerome Bettis, the 5-11, 252-pound running back who was affectionately known as "The Bus. " Reese was certain Bettis would pick up 15 or 20 yards. But Brian Dawkins charged up from his safety position, launched into the air and stopped Bettis cold. Reese remembers that it was "one of the loudest hits I have ever heard.
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February 4, 2012 | Associated Press
Super Bowl winners Charles Haley, Bill Parcells, Jerome Bettis, and Ed DeBartolo Jr. are among 17 finalists who will learn Saturday if they are voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Haley is the only player to win five Super Bowls, two with the 49ers and three with Dallas. DeBartolo owned the San Francisco team that won five NFL titles from 1981 through 1994. Parcells coached the Giants to Super Bowl wins in 1987 and 1991. He also took the Patriots to the 1997 game they lost to Green Bay. Bettis helped the Steelers win the 2006 Super Bowl in his hometown of Detroit.
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May 7, 2010
THERE IS NO DOUBT that Hall of Famer Robin Roberts was a first-class pitcher. There is also no doubt that he was a first-class human being. I had to call him on several occasions while writing the obituaries of some of his Whiz Kids teammates. Each time, I would tell him what he already knew - that one of the Kids had passed - and would ask if he would take a few minutes to reminisce. Each time, in that strong, clear voice of his, he would say: "It would be an honor.
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August 23, 2007 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
More than 50 pit bulls seized from Michael Vick's property face a deadline today to be claimed. If no one comes forward, the dogs could be euthanized. Federal prosecutors filed court documents last month to condemn 53 pit bulls seized in April as part of the investigation into dogfighting on Vick's property. No one has claimed any of the dogs, which are being held at shelters in eastern Virginia, the U.S. Attorney's Office said yesterday. The civil complaint filed by federal prosecutors does not name the Atlanta Falcons quarterback and is separate from the criminal case against him. But it says the pit bulls were part of the dogfighting operation that Vick and three other men are accused of operating.
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January 30, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
While the Seattle Seahawks were flying into Detroit yesterday, checking into their hotel and holding an evening news conference a week before the Super Bowl, the Pittsburgh Steelers were . . . Doing nothing. Staying at home. Relaxing with friends and family. Remaining far away from the fuss of the Super Bowl, at least for 1 more day. The decision to delay the Steelers' arrival until today, a day later than most Super Bowl teams, was based not only on Pittsburgh's proximity to Detroit but also coach Bill Cowher's desire to keep the work week as close to normal as possible - though he said that's impossible.
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January 22, 2006 | By Ashley Fox INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's a story worthy of a novel. A boy grows up in Detroit and becomes a man in the National Football League. He has a Hall of Fame career. Then in his last season, he defies the odds by winning three straight road games to earn a trip home for his sport's biggest event: the Super Bowl. "It would be a fairy-tale story," Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward said last week. "To beat Cincinnati, come in and beat Indy . . . get Jerome back to where it all started for him in Detroit, somebody needs to write a book about that.
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January 16, 2006 | By Ashley Fox INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It had been 12 months and more than 120 carries since Jerome Bettis had lost control of the football, but there he was yesterday, in his element near the goal line, watching the ball pop out of his hands and hang in the air. The Pittsburgh Steelers had played a brilliant game, surprising top-seeded Indianapolis with a precise passing attack that kept the Colts on the defensive all afternoon. All Bettis had to do to seal the first upset by a No. 6 seed over a No. 1 was run the football into the end zone from 2 yards out. Instead, Gary Brackett (a former Glassboro High star)
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October 24, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
The Bengals found out the hard way that the Steelers aren't quite ready to step down as the class of the AFC North. In front of a record crowd roaring for a changing of the guard, the upstart Bengals were put in their place by visiting Pittsburgh, who proved yesterday that they're still the team to beat. Ben Roethlisberger (9-for-14, 93 yards) threw two touchdown passes in his return from a knee injury, and the Steelers used their proven formula - run the ball and play defense - to grind out a 27-13 victory.
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October 11, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
"The Bus" was back, and Ben Roethlisberger thrust both fists in the air as Jeff Reed's kick won it for the Steelers. One problem: Roethlisberger was celebrating on the bench with his left leg wrapped in ice and bandages. Shortly after Roethlisberger limped off the field with an apparent knee injury, Reed kicked a 40-yard field goal with 6 seconds left to give the Steelers a 24-22 win over the Chargers last night. "I feel great, I feel fresh," Jerome Bettis said after "The Bus" scored a touchdown in his season debut.
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April 8, 2005 | By Ashley McGeachy Fox INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A few months ago, Jerome Bettis was close to retiring, and what a shame that would have been, for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the National Football League. His body sore and tired from a grueling 18-game season that ended with a 41-27 loss to New England in the AFC title game, Bettis gave what amounted to an emotional farewell speech to his coaches and teammates. Tears were shed. Plans were made. But with time and distance, the NFL's fifth-leading all-time rusher rekindled his desire and decided to pursue a 13th season and an elusive Super Bowl championship.
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