Remember when statues of sports icons were reserved for men of true character?
Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has been linked to a banned substance, and a Sports Illustrated article claims he’s used it since October to recover from a triceps injury.
It’s a story that has the nation and the world talking. It was a tragic love story that prompted an outpouring of support for a college football star at Norte Dame. But now, many are shaking their heads after it was revealed the story of Manti Te’o and his girlfriend who died of leukemia was a hoax.
One of the most inspirational stories of this college football season is a hoax, according to Deadspin.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Steelers will have LaMarr Woodley back when the visit Dallas this weekend, and not having a healthy secondary, according to the starting linebacker, is not a concern as they prepare for one of the top-ranked passing games in the NFL.
BALTIMORE (93-7 THE FAN) — The Steelers defense, statistically, the best in pro football, hadn’t been forcing many crucial turnovers, and outside linebacker James Harrison hadn’t been his usual dominant self. Both those things changed on Sunday.
Early in the season junior linebacker Shane Gordon lamented the lack of “assignment football” being play by Pitt’s defense. Now the Panthers know what their jobs are, and know they must finish the job against South Florida Saturday night to redefine their 2012 campaign.
NASHVILLE (93-7 THE FAN) — Once again, the Steelers lost on the road to a fledgling AFC opponent, hemorrhaging more points than most would have imagined. Once again, one of their defensive leaders explained it bluntly.
PITTSBURGH (AP) Troy Polamalu’s comeback turned out to be just a cameo, and there’s no telling when the Pittsburgh Steelers safety will be back on the field.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The NFL has caught plenty of flak from fans around here for past fines levvied against All-Pro linebacker James Harrison. On Sunday Harrison actually admitted he didn’t want to put himself in a position where Steeler Nation had more ammo.
PITTSBURGH (AP) The starting defense the Steelers thought they were getting when the season opened finally practiced together on Monday.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — A famous philosopher once said what doesn’t kill you will make you stronger. Two years after his football career was left for dead by some, Pitt junior linebacker Dan Mason believes he can still strengthen the Panthers’ defense.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — You know, it’s been a full decade since the Steelers last…well, never mind, says linebacker LaMarr Woodley.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — While most of the attention at Steeler headquarters Tuesday centered on returning receiver Mike Wallace, who will resume practicing with the team next Monday, the Steelers took another step–two, in fact–toward getting healthy at linebacker.
Coach Mike Tomlin called the procedure “minor” but wouldn’t put a timetable on when Harrison will be ready.