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NFL | B. Morris wants to make a comeback

Sun, 07 May 2006 21:17:55 -0700

Dave Mackall, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reports former NFL RB Byron Morris would like to make a comeback in the NFL. Morris is currently playing for an indoor league team in Texas and is awaiting a ruling from the NFL on his reinstatement request. Morris was released from a Texas prison in July of 2004 after serving 2 1/2 years for a parole violation. Morris has mentioned the Pittsburgh Steelers specifically and said, "If the Steelers would want to sign me, they wouldn't have to even buy me a plane ticket to get there. I'd drive. I don't want any favors, no special treatment. I'm not asking for no hand-me-downs because I know I won't get it. If people say, 'You don't have it,' I can live with it." Morris claims he has overcome his past troubles, which included substance abuse.

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NFL | Morris heads indoors

Wed, 08 Mar 2006 19:54:49 -0800

Nick Georgandis, of the Katy Times, reports former NFL RB Byron Morris has signed with the Katy Copperheads of the National Indoor Football League. Earlier this year, Morris signed with the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League, but left camp before the start of the season. Morris spent nearly three years (2001-2004) in a Texas prison after violating his parole stemming from a 1996 case in which he pled guilty to felony possession charge of marijuana.

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