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Former Titans kicker dies in car crash

Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas died three months after marrying Terry Bradshaw's daughter.
By Danielle Haynes   |   Sept. 21, 2014 at 12:11 PM

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NASHVILLE, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The former kicker for the Tennessee Titans, Rob Bironas, died Saturday night after a single-car accident in Nashville. He was 36.

The city of Nashville announced the accident on its website early Sunday in a media release.

It said Bironas was "traveling at a high rate of speed ... when he lost control in a curve shortly after 11 p.m.

"The SUV traveled off the right side of the road and struck a line of trees before it came to rest upside down in a large culvert area."

Bironas was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

He was less than one mile from his home and there was no evidence alcohol or drugs played a factor.

Wreckage from car accident that killed Rob Bironas. (Metro Police)

Bironas played for the Titans for nine years and was released in March. The team released a statement Sunday.

"We are deeply saddened to hear the tragic news from last night about Rob Bironas. Rob made a significant impact as a player in his nine years with the team and more importantly touched many lives in the Nashville community off the field. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Rachel, and his family during this very difficult time," the statement read.

Bironas was married to Rachel Bradshaw, daughter of Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw. The two were married in June.

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San Diego Charges at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m.
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m.
Tennessee Titans at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m.
Dallas Cowboys at St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m.
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m.
Houston Texans at New York Giants, 1 p.m.
Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m.
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Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m.
San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m.
Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 p.m.
Kansas City Chiefs at Miami Dolphins, 4:25 p.m.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers, 8:30 p.m.

Baseball




MLB


National League
Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins, 1:10 p.m.
New York Mets at Atlanta Braves, 1:35 p.m.
Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates, 1:35 p.m.
Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.
Philadelphia Phillies at Oakland Athletics, 4:05 p.m.
San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres, 4:10 p.m.
Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies, 4:10 p.m.
Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals, 8:05 p.m.

American League

Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees, 1:05 p.m.
Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles, 1:35 p.m.
Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays, 1:40 p.m.
Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins, 2:10 p.m.
Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals, 2:10 p.m.
Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros, 2:10 p.m.
Texas Rangers at LA Angels of Anaheim, 3:35 p.m.
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Hockey
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