Steelers defensive great L.C. Greenwood dies at 67

LONDON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end L.C. Greenwood, a six-time Pro Bowl pick, has died at age 67, the team announced Sunday.

Ex-Steeler Jack Butler dies

PITTSBURGH, May 11 (UPI) -- Hall of Fame defensive back Jack Butler, who starred for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1950s, died Saturday, the team said. He was 85.
Mean Joe Greene retires from front office post with Steelers

Mean Joe Greene retires from front office post with Steelers

PITTSBURGH, May 7 (UPI) -- Mean Joe Greene, the man many fans believe to be the Pittsburgh Steeler's best player ever, has retired as special assistant to the team's general manager.

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Dan Rooney returns as Steelers' chairman

Dan Rooney returns as Steelers' chairman

ARLINGTON, Texas, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Dan Rooney said he is returning as chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers, after resigning as U.S. ambassador to Ireland.
Critics charge U.S. Congress is too white

Critics charge U.S. Congress is too white

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- Though the U.S. president is of African-American descent and minorities reportedly wield more power in Washington, some critics charge Congress is too white.
NFL could expand rule on minority hirings

NFL could expand rule on minority hirings

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 20 (UPI) -- The NFL's Rooney Rule could be expanded to include minority candidates for general manager positions.

Dwight White dies at 58

PITTSBURGH, June 6 (UPI) -- Former Pittsburgh Steelers great Dwight White died Friday following surgery at a Pittsburgh hospital.

Steelers release WR Wilson after arrest

PITTSBURGH, March 20 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday released veteran wide receiver Cedrick Wilson one day after his second arrest for punching his former girlfriend in the face.

Former Steelers analyst Myron Cope dies

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Hall of Fame broadcaster Myron Cope died Wednesday at the age of 79 of heart failure, respiratory problems and a bout with pneumonia.

Texas crash kills ex-Steeler Ernie Holmes

LUMBERTON, Texas, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Former defensive tackle Ernie Holmes, who played for two Pittsburgh Super Bowl winners, was killed in car crash near Lumberton, Texas, authorities said Friday.

Steelers assistant apologizes for e-mail

PITTSBURGH, May 31 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Larry Zierlein Thursday apologized for explicit e-mail he forwarded to NFL officials last week.

NFLPA may OK punishing lawbreakers

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The head of the NFL Players Association said in Indianapolis Friday he would consider a proposal to discipline players who repeatedly get in legal trouble.

Long-time Steelers coach Dick Hoak retires

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers running back coach Dick Hoak, who has been with the organization for 45 years, has retired.

Bill Cowher's future in doubt after loss

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- A day after his Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Baltimore Ravens 31-7, coach Bill Cowher's future with the NFL franchise was in serious doubt.
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Dan Rooney
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama embraces Pitsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney at the Change We Need rally at the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, on October 27, 2008 (UPI Photo/Archie Carpenter)

Daniel M. Rooney (born July 20, 1932 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is the United States Ambassador to Ireland. Rooney is also chairman emeritus of the Pittsburgh Steelers football team in the National Football League (NFL). He is the son of team founder and former owner Art Rooney. Rooney was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000 for his great success as an owner. He is also credited for coming up with the "Rooney Rule," which requires NFL teams with head coaching and general manager vacancies to interview at least one minority candidate.

Rooney is also co-founder of the Ireland-related fundraising organization, The Ireland Funds.

In the Steelers organization, Rooney was appointed team president in 1975 and was given a great deal of power by his father. During his tenure, he has implemented a philosophy and management style that emphasizes open, practical and efficient management. The results have been obvious: since 1972, the Steelers have been AFC Central Division champions 14 times, AFC champions seven times, and Super Bowl champions six times. Rooney became outright owner of the team in 1988, following the death of his father. Since 2003, Rooney has somewhat limited his control of the franchise, giving more power to son Art Rooney II.

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