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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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Injury-plagued Karpotsev out again

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Steelers dump Stewart

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers made an expected roster move Wednesday by releasing veteran quarterback Kordell Stewart.

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Millen summoned to NFL front office

ALLEN PARK, Mich., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The NFL wants an explanation from the Detroit Lions, who allegedly failed to interview minority candidates before hiring Steve Mariucci as their coach.

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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)
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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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