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Mon, 25 Jun 2007 12:35:27 -0700
Bob Glauber, of Newsday, reports former NFL LB Harry Carson will speak at a hearing held by the House Judiciary subcommittee Tuesday, June 26, about the problems retired players face after football and how the NFL Players Association are helping these players. "I'll talk about the transition from player to former player, talk about the injuries that you sustain and how those injuries never really go away. At some point, you're going to have to deal with whatever you take away from the game," said Carson.
Sun, 06 Aug 2006 20:02:04 -0700
Tom Reed, of the Akron Beacon Journal, reports Hall of Fame LB Harry Carson lobbied for better treatment of retired players during his induction speech for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Carson said, "If we made the league what it is, you have to do a better job of taking care of your own." The league and its union recently reached an agreement to improve pensions and benefits by $120 million a year.
Sat, 08 Jul 2006 10:30:30 -0700
The Akron Beacon Journal reports former NFL LB Harry Carson has chosen his son, Donald Carson, as his presenter for his Hall of Fame induction Aug. 5.
Tue, 04 Jul 2006 06:24:47 -0700
The Canton Repository reports tickets for the AFC-NFC Hall of Fame Game between the Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles Aug. 6 at Fawcett Stadium have sold out. Although a sellout for the enshrinement ceremony is anticipated, a limited number of tickets remain available. The Class of 2006 is composed of QB Troy Aikman, LB Harry Carson, head coach John Madden, QB Warren Moon, DE Reggie White and OL Rayfield Wright.
Sun, 05 Feb 2006 10:35:10 -0800
The Associated Press reports former New York Giants LB Harry Carson will attend his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony, despite his disenchantment with the selection process. Carson said, "Obviously, I will show up. The whole process sort of being sour, but you look at the support I had, for me not to show up would be disrespecting those people who really went to bat for me."
Sat, 04 Feb 2006 11:10:29 -0800
The NFL Network reports former New York Giants LB Harry Carson has been elected to the 2006 Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Tue, 31 Jan 2006 18:22:20 -0800
Tom Reed, of the Akron Beacon Journal, reports former New York Giants LB Harry Carson is once again a finalist for the NFL Hall of Fame. Carson was so disenchanted with the selection process two years ago he took the unprecedented step of asking officials to remove his name from consideration. This year Carson is dealing with serious health issues confronting two of his children. His son, Donald, 23, was diagnosed last month with a rare blood disorder. His daughter, Aja, 26, is battling cervical cancer after giving birth to Carson's first grandchild Dec. 20. "My thoughts are someplace else," Carson said. "They are with my family. The thing with the hall has become very insignificant." Carson spent Tuesday, Jan. 31, with Donald and awaited news from Florence, S.C., where Aja was undergoing minor surgery. Carson continues to work through his family ordeal. He is the executive director of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, an organization devoted to promoting the hiring of NFL minority coaches and front-office personnel.
Wed, 11 Jan 2006 09:22:46 -0800
The Associated Press reports former Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman and former NFL DE Reggie White have been chosen for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Other finalists include RB Thurman Thomas, QB Warren Moon, LB Derrick Thomas, LB Harry Carson, DE L.C. Greenwood, DE Claude Humphrey, OL Russ Grimm, OL Bob Kuechenberg, OL Gary Zimmerman, WR Michael Irvin, WR Art Monk, OT Rayfield Wright and coach/broadcaster John Madden. A 39-member panel will vote on the finalists. Candidates must get 80 percent of the vote to be elected with a minimum of three and a maximum of six getting in. Results of the voting will be announced Feb. 4.
Tue, 11 Jan 2005 12:33:01 -0800
The Associated Press reports former New York Giants LB Harry Carson is among 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Sat, 20 Nov 2004 09:05:50 -0800
The Associated Press reports 25 candidates were announced for the NFL 2005 Hall of Fame. The nominees include LB Harry Carson (Giants), coach Don Coryell (Chargers); DE Fred Dean (Chargers/49ers); DE Richard Dent (Bears); DE Chris Doleman (Vikings); LB Randy Gradishar (Broncos); DE L.C. Greenwood (Steelers); OG Russ Grimm (Redskins); P Ray Guy (Raiders); DE/LB Charles Haley (Cowboys/49ers); CB Lester Hayes (Raiders); DE Claude Humphrey (Falcons); WR Michael Irvin (Cowboys); OT Joe Jacoby (Redskins); OG Bob Kuechenberg (Dolphins); QB Dan Marino (Dolphins); owner Art Modell (Browns/Ravens); WR Art Monk (Redskins); QB Ken Stabler (Raiders); LB Derrick Thomas (Chiefs); CB Roger Wehrli (Cardinals); owner Ralph Wilson Jr.(Bills); GM/administrator George Young (Giants); QB Steve Young (49ers); and OT Gary Zimmerman (Broncos).
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