| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Sam Ball has a Super Bowl ring on his finger from Baltimore's 1970 NFL championship and a plaque on his wall naming him the 1990 Kentucky Soybean Association's Man of the Year. Life has been good to the All-American tackle-turned-farmer, who has reaped...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 8:44 AM
Michael Sam Sr. says his comments about his son being gay were taken out of context and don't represent his true beliefs.
In a New York Times interview Tuesday, Sam was quoted as saying that “I don’t want my grandkids raised in that kind...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 9:41 AM
When NFL prospect Michael Sam came out publicly as gay Sunday, he was largely applauded for his honesty and bravery by everyone from NFL players, coaches and executives to the Obamas.
Sam's father had received the news several days earlier. His reaction...
| May 4, 2014
| 6:12 PM
As Ha'sean Clinton-Dix, the man they call Ha Ha, stood underneath the huge, digital billboard along Interstate 4 in Eatonville, he just shook his head.
"It's pretty amazing," he said, flashing his big, infectious smile.
The prediction is a little...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:45 PM
For Mark Keys, the pen is mightier than the scalpel.
Thirty-four surgeries on his back and legs, coupled with a host of other ailments, have left the onetime boat rigger unable to work and largely homebound since 1991.
His physical problems have led...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 2:11 PM
If Virginia Tech hires Scot Loeffler as offensive coordinator, the chorus of endorsements likely will be impressive indeed, surly Auburn fans notwithstanding.
Esteemed colleague David Jones of the Harrisburg Patriot-News profiled Loeffler in 2011 during...
| Apr 17, 2013
NFL quarterbacks won't like this class of pass rushers, but NFL general managers will like it very much. It's a strong group, both in terms of high-end talent and in terms of depth. As many as 10 defensive ends could be taken in the first two rounds.
| Dec 12, 2013
| 11:44 AM
That one of the largest pro football players of his era now owns three restaurants isn't surprising. But how did Roger Brown shed 50 pounds doing it?
"My goal now is to sell the food, not eat it," said Brown, 76, who played at Maryland State before...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 11:30 PM
Legendary Orlando football player David 'Deacon' Jones died Monday evening at his home in Southern California. He was 74. Reports are that he died of natural causes.
Jones, who played at Eatonville's Hungerford High School prior to integration of...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 11:37 PM
Hall of Fame football player David "Deacon" Jones, one of the Los Angeles Rams' heralded Fearsome Foursome whose outspoken persona and relentless pursuit of quarterbacks helped turn defensive linemen into stars, died Monday of natural causes at his home...
| Jun 4, 2013
This past Sunday on Groller's Corner, I mentioned the unique concept Pro Football Talk on the NBC Sports Network is using to identify a Mount Rushmore for each NFL team. They're calling it "Faces of the Franchise." I think it's a fascinating topic --...