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Dolphins owner Stephen Ross to talk to Jonathan Martin

MIAMI, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said Monday he will meet with offensive lineman Jonathan Martin to talk about his charges he was bullied by a teammate.
Tomlinson retires as NFL's No. 5 rusher

Tomlinson retires as NFL's No. 5 rusher

SAN DIEGO, June 18 (UPI) -- LaDainian Tomlinson, who is the NFL's fifth-leading rusher all-time, said Monday he was retiring after 11 years in the league.

Cardinals, Saints to meet in HOF Game

CANTON, Ohio, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- The New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals will meet Aug. 5 in the annual Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, the NFL said Wednesday.

Parcells fails to make Hall of Fame cut

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Former New York Giants Coach Bill Parcells failed to make this year's cut in balloting for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Report: Entire NBA season threatened ... Parcells among Hall of Fame candidates ... Foster practices for Texans ... T-Wolves officially name Adelman coach ... Sports news from United Press International.
Parcells among Hall of Fame candidates

Parcells among Hall of Fame candidates

CANTON, Ohio, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Coaches Bill Cowher, Bill Parcells and Marty Schottenheimer were listed Wednesday among the 11 first-year candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Jets to put six on Ring of Honor

Jets to put six on Ring of Honor

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., July 20 (UPI) -- Six names, including quarterback Joe Namath's and Coach Weeb Ewbank's, will be placed on the New York Jets' Ring of Honor this year, the team said Tuesday.

Two best Jets' seats worth $400,000

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Witnesses say a New York real estate executive bid $400,000 to win the two best Jets seats at the NFL team's new Meadowlands football stadium.

Curtis Martin retires from the NFL

NEW YORK, July 26 (UPI) -- New York Jets running back Curtis Martin, the fourth leading rusher in NFL history, Thursday announced his retirement after 11 seasons.

Jets RB Curt Martin to retire

NEW YORK, July 24 (UPI) -- New York Jets running back Curtis Martin, the fourth leading rusher in NFL history, is expected to announce his retirement this week.

Jets' Curtis Martin goes to IR

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Veteran running back Curtis Martin of the New York Jets Wednesday was placed on the Reserved/Physically Unable to Perform list because of a gimpy right knee. Martin underwent arthroscopic surgery last December and was unable to play this season.

Reports: RB Martin's career may be over

HEMPSTED, N.Y., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- New York Jets running back Curtis Martin, who has a knee injury, will not play the rest of the season and his NFL career may be over, it was reported Tuesday.

Jets running back out two more weeks

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The New York Jets said Monday running back Curtis Martin will be on the physically unable to perform list for the next two weeks due to a knee injury.

Pennington will start Jets' season opener

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Chad Pennington will be the New York Jets' starting quarterback for the team's Sept. 10 season opener, Coach Eric Mangini announced Tuesday.

Jets' Martin has season-ending surgery

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- New York Jets running back Curtis Martin underwent season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Wednesday.
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NJP98120603 - 06 DECEMBER 1998 - EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY, USA: NY Jets RB # 32 Curtis Martin has a tough day rushing the football in the NY Jets 32 to 31 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on December 6th at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford NJ. UPI ja/rw/ John Angelillo
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Curtis James Martin, Jr. (born May 1, 1973 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a former American football running back. He is an alumnus of Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh. Martin played in the National Football League for the New England Patriots and the New York Jets and amassed the fourth highest total of rushing yards in NFL history.

Martin entered the NFL in 1995, as a third round draft pick of the New England Patriots. He was scouted by Greg Rollage from Union/Finley. He won the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award after rushing for 1,487 yards, and was named to the Pro Bowl. The following year, he rushed for a franchise record 166 yards and three touchdowns in his first career playoff game, against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Patriots went to Super Bowl XXXI, but lost to the Green Bay Packers. Martin rushed for 42 yards, caught three passes for 28 yards, and scored a touchdown in the game. Though he was much less effective in 1996 than he had been in his rookie season, Martin was again named to the Pro Bowl squad.

After the 1997 season, Martin, a restricted free agent, signed an offer sheet with the New York Jets for $36 million over six years. The Patriots did not match the Jets' offer and received first and third round draft picks as compensation. Thus, Martin went to the Jets, and was reunited with his former Patriots coach Bill Parcells. In his first seven seasons with the Jets, Martin missed only one game and was selected to the Pro Bowl three times. In 1998, Martin gained 182 yards from scrimmage and scored two touchdowns against the Jacksonville Jaguars in a Jets playoff win. Martin won the NFL rushing title in the 2004 NFL season with 1,697 yards (one more yard than runner-up Shaun Alexander, the closest margin in NFL history). He also won the FedEx Ground Player of the Year Award in 2004. Martin made history for being the oldest player in history to lead the league in rushing at 31 years old.

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