A Mythical Line In The Sands Of Time

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Published: March 23, 2009

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... may seem like a nice tribute to some, it is a touchy subject that brings up a question of where to draw the line. Or if one should ever be drawn, as it seems it has been for others.


Smith had played three seasons with Detroit, after previously playing four years in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Francisco 49ers. Smith started in three of the 33 games he suited up for the Lions, and had played in 59 games overall in his career. He was able to contribute 7.5 sacks for Detroit, and even intercepted the only pass of his career last year.

 

Jerome Brown and Sean Taylor were All Pro players not even in their primes when they died. The Eagles retired Brown's jersey, and it is doubtful you will see a Redskin wear Taylor's jersey in our lifetimes.

 

Yet, those deaths are not the same as Chuck Hughes or Korey Stringer. These two men happened to pass away whil...

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