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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.

Fla. Gov. Jeb Bush mulls run at NFL helm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 24 (UPI) -- Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has expressed interest in becoming the next NFL commissioner when his final term as governor expires in January, a report said. The league has a search committee working on finding a replacement for Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, who h

Saints' Haslett says he once used steroids

PITTSBURGH, March 24 (UPI) -- New Orleans Saints Coach Jim Haslett says he took steroids for a while when he played in the NFL, it was reported Thursday.

'Mean' Joe Greene returns to Steelers

PITTSBURGH, March 9 (UPI) -- Hall of Fame defensive tackle "Mean" Joe Greene is back with the Pittsburgh Steelers, this time in the front office.

Analysis:NFL gets tough on minority hiring

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The National Football League has tried to put some teeth in its minority hiring process.
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Report: Younger Rooney takes over Steelers

PITTSBURGH, July 22 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers will be run in the future by the son of the legendary Dan Rooney.

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NFL Europe will go on as scheduled

PHOENIX, March 24 (UPI) -- Citing a strong consensus from NFL owners, NFL Europe will go on as scheduled despite war in Iraq.

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