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Bucs Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks commended for community outreach by Tampa City Council listen

02/20/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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After being elected into the Hall of Fame this month, former Bucs linebacker Derrick Brooks was awarded a commendation by Tampa City Council. Here's the video:

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Tebow Super Bowl ad protested by women’s groups listen

02/04/10 Mary Glenney
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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This morning in Washington President Barack Obama spoke at the annual National Prayer Breakfast. Former University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow also participated. During this Sunday’s Super Bowl, CBS will air an ad featuring Tebow and his mother. The right-wing group Focus on the Family has produced the ad, which is widely believed to advocate against abortion.

CBS’ decision to air the ad has become a focus of protests from many pro-choice and women’s groups, especially since ad...

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Skip Holtz steps down from East Carolina to replace Jim Leavitt as USF head coach listen

01/14/10 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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East Carolina coach Skip Holtz will be the next head coach for the USF Bulls, accepting USF’s offer this morning. The University has been looking for a coach since firing Jim Leavitt last Friday. The lawyer for USF football player Joel Miller is asking Ex-USF football coach Jim Leavitt to apologize for hitting him, the move that cost Leavitt his job. Miller’s legal team held a press conference today at their d...

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Leavitt strikes back at USF over firing listen

01/11/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Today, former University of South Florida head football coach Jim Leavitt struck back. He says USF had no justification for firing him Friday because he never choked and slapped a football player at halftime of a game in November. “Absolutely not. Absolutely not. I’ve said that from day one.”

USF also suggests that Leavitt participated in a cover-up or interference with witnesses. But during an emotional six-minute sp...

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NFL Commissioner: Recession is hard on football fans listen

01/30/09 Mitch E. Perry
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today addressed how the troubling economy is affecting what is considered America’s most popular sport.

Although there has been talk about how the recession is affecting the atmosphere around the big game this year, it’s hard for most bay area citizens to detect.

Prices to some of the biggest publicized Super Bowl parties this weekend still cost hundreds of dollars, and tickets for the game don’t appear to be dropping below face value, which are $8...

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Former Buc has brain damage from concussions listen

01/28/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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In Tampa yesterday, medical researchers said that former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Tom McHale’s death last year at the age of 45 may be connected to concussions received during his playing days – making him the sixth deceased former NFL player 50 or younger to have such brain damage.

Doctors at Boston University’s School of Medicine found a condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in McHale’s brain.

The Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy studied six former...

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Former NFL players and military hold joint fundraiser listen

11/12/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Over the past couple of years, many retired professional players have clashed with current players over pension and disability payments that the retirees have criticized as unfairly low, if they qualify for them at all.

In an effort to increase awareness of their plight, today that group announced a partnership with the U.S. Military Special Operations Community. The partnership will share in joint fundraising efforts for the former players, and for the group that pays for scholarships fo...

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