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June 16, 2004
"Quite honestly, I'm not going to worry myself about it. I'm more or less concerned about how I'm going to look coming down the aisle." -- Eddie George, Tennessee Titan running back who is getting married Sunday, on waiting for his contract situation to be resolved
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July 16, 2006 | J.A. Adande
The two images and accompanying thoughts are stuck in my mind, snapshots from Heisman Trophy-winning seasons spaced 10 years apart. One was a vision of Reggie Bush effortlessly breaking away from a crowd and sprinting downfield, followed by the realization that you can't tackle Reggie Bush by yourself. The first guy on the scene never does. The other goes back to 1995, as I stood on the sidelines at an Ohio State practice and watched Eddie George emerge from the backfield and head my way.
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November 15, 1995 | EARL GUSTKEY
Keyshawn Johnson, a start-of-the-season Heisman Trophy candidate, has thrown his support to Ohio State running back Eddie George. "As far as I'm concerned, give it to him," Johnson said. "I mean, the guy had what, 400 yards [314]? And against one of the best defenses [Illinois] in the nation too. He's separated himself from the pack, and he's having a great year on an unbeaten team. I think I'm deserving too, but he should get it.
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July 22, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Eddie George's career with the Tennessee Titans is over. The team granted George's request Wednesday and released the franchise's all-time leading rusher -- a move forced by salary-cap pressures and perhaps George's declining skills. "The best thing for Eddie George would be for him to finish his career here," General Manager Floyd Reese said at a news conference. "For a number of reasons we were unable to get that done."
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December 14, 1995 | Associated Press
Eddie George returned home Monday with the Heisman Trophy--or at least most of it. The Ohio State tailback was presented with college football's most coveted trophy on Saturday in New York. But during the return trip, the Heisman got stuck in an airport X-ray machine and lost the tip of its right index finger. The damage, which also included a bent middle finger, was hardly noticeable, and George didn't care too much.
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November 18, 1998 | MAL FLORENCE
Nick Canepa of the San Diego Union-Tribune comparing the Chargers to a soccer team after they had defeated Baltimore on Sunday, 14-13: "Offensively, they do everything but dribble the ball with their feet. And given the way a few of them catch, that might not be a bad idea. One of these weeks, we're going to get corner kicks. Throw-ins. Headers. " . . .
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October 30, 2000 | ROY JURGENS
* The line: Washington by 3 1/2. * Story line: Will he play? Injured Titan running back Eddie George will decide on his status just before kickoff. Without George, the Titans rely on quarterback Steve McNair's arm to win. This should be a low-scoring contest as the Titans have given up one touchdown in the last 10 quarters and the Redskins have yielded an average of 11.2 points over the last five games. * Keys to the game: Titan tight end Frank Wycheck and Redskin running back Larry Centers.
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November 10, 1997 | From Associated Press
The New York Giants' luck ran out Sunday. Eddie George ran 32 times for 122 yards and a touchdown and the Tennessee Oilers sacked Danny Kanell three times as they ended the Giants' winning streak at five games with a 10-6 victory Sunday. The Giants had a chance to win after they forced the Oilers to go three-and-out for the third time in the second half with 4:01 to play.
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November 11, 1996 | From Associated Press
The New Orleans Saints entered their game with Houston worried about the Oilers' rookie running back, Eddie George. They should have worried about Chris Chandler. Chandler, who sat out last week's game and part of the previous one because of an injury, threw for three touchdowns in the Oilers' 31-14 victory over the Saints Sunday. "They caught us off guard," New Orleans cornerback Mark McMillian said.
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December 15, 1995 | MIKE DOWNEY
New York City police today announced a continued crackdown on trophy-related crime. "We ain't takin' no chances," Capt. X.U. O'Question said, in the wake of LaGuardia Airport's having damaged the Heisman Trophy of football player Eddie George of Ohio State by insisting that the trophy be put through a security X-ray machine. "These crooks, they're sneaky. We coulda found anything inside that trophy.
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June 16, 2004
"Quite honestly, I'm not going to worry myself about it. I'm more or less concerned about how I'm going to look coming down the aisle." -- Eddie George, Tennessee Titan running back who is getting married Sunday, on waiting for his contract situation to be resolved
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January 5, 2004 | From Associated Press
Running back Eddie George has no structural damage in his injured left shoulder, and quarterback Steve McNair did no further damage to his strained right calf and sprained left ankle in the Tennessee Titans' 20-17 playoff victory Saturday over the Baltimore Ravens. George underwent an MRI exam, and had some soreness and swelling in his shoulder Sunday, a day after dislocating the joint while tackling Ed Reed, who was returning a pass interception.
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January 12, 2003 | J.A. Adande, Times Staff Writer
Tennessee Titan running back Eddie George, who suffered a concussion in the third quarter of Saturday's 34-31 overtime victory over Pittsburgh, said he expects to play in the AFC championship game next weekend. "I should be able to," George said. "I don't know what they graded the concussion at. It's not severe, it's probably a mild concussion. So we'll see how the week goes on."
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October 14, 2002 | From Associated Press
The Tennessee Titans got a much-needed victory by sticking with what they used to do best. Eddie George rushed for 100 yards for the first time this season and scored two touchdowns, and the Titans ended a losing streak at four by beating the Jacksonville Jaguars, 23-14, on Sunday. The Titans were last in rushing in the league, and George had averaged only 2.7 yards per carry.
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September 21, 2002 | From Associated Press
Tennessee Titan running back Eddie George returned to practice Friday but still is unsure whether he will play against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. George's left foot swelled considerably after the Titans' 21-13 loss to Dallas last week. He went to a hospital, wore an orthopedic boot early this week and missed two days of practice. "It's just gotten a lot better, but I still think it's going to be a game-time decision," George said Friday.
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January 8, 2001 | J.A. ADANDE
The Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans wanted to prove whose defense was the best, but there's no way to do that head-to-head. All they can do is stand and watch the other team do its thing and then try to one-up them, like contestants on "Family Feud." So the battle within the battle of this AFC playoff game quickly became Ray Lewis versus Eddie George, the Ravens' all-world linebacker against the Titans' stellar running back. George either ran at Lewis or through him.
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October 14, 2002 | From Associated Press
The Tennessee Titans got a much-needed victory by sticking with what they used to do best. Eddie George rushed for 100 yards for the first time this season and scored two touchdowns, and the Titans ended a losing streak at four by beating the Jacksonville Jaguars, 23-14, on Sunday. The Titans were last in rushing in the league, and George had averaged only 2.7 yards per carry.
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October 30, 2000 | ROY JURGENS
* The line: Washington by 3 1/2. * Story line: Will he play? Injured Titan running back Eddie George will decide on his status just before kickoff. Without George, the Titans rely on quarterback Steve McNair's arm to win. This should be a low-scoring contest as the Titans have given up one touchdown in the last 10 quarters and the Redskins have yielded an average of 11.2 points over the last five games. * Keys to the game: Titan tight end Frank Wycheck and Redskin running back Larry Centers.
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October 9, 2000 | From Associated Press
Severely limited by injuries to their offensive line and receivers, the Tennessee Titans decided to get the ball to Eddie George. It worked. George piled up 214 yards on runs and catches--one more yard than the Cincinnati Bengals managed as a team--as the Titans ground out a 23-14 victory Sunday. George carried the ball a career-high 36 times and rushed for 181 yards, the third-best total of his five-year career.
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