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November 11, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A driver whose truck struck and killed Detroit Lion offensive lineman Eric Andolsek received a 30-day jail sentence and $175 fine after pleading no contest to failure to maintain control.
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June 22, 1993 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two large tire tracks, baked hard by the sun, still run from Louisiana 1 across the front lawn of the house once owned by Eric Andolsek. It will be a year Wednesday, but you can still see where a flatbed diesel truck veered off the road, picked up one of the strongest offensive linemen in the NFL as he weeded his lawn and threw him more than 50 yards.
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June 24, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Eric Andolsek, a lineman for the Detroit Lions, was killed Tuesday when a truck ran off the road and struck him as he worked in the front yard of his home in southern Louisiana, state police said. Andolsek, 25, was pronounced dead at Thibodaux General Hospital, about 30 minutes after he arrived by ambulance. The accident occurred at Andolsek's home in rural Lafourche Parish, authorities said.
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November 11, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A driver whose truck struck and killed Detroit Lion offensive lineman Eric Andolsek received a 30-day jail sentence and $175 fine after pleading no contest to failure to maintain control.
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November 7, 1989 | From Associated Press
Houston Oiler defensive end Sean Jones can expect an apology for a racial remark directed at him by Detroit lineman Eric Andolsek, Lion Coach Wayne Fontes said Monday. "In the fourth quarter, he called me a nigger," Jones said. "He said 'Come on you . . . nigger.' I've been called everything in the book since I've been playing football, but nobody's ever called me that." Andolsek acknowledged that he used the term but said he did not mean it in a racial way.
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June 22, 1993 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two large tire tracks, baked hard by the sun, still run from Louisiana 1 across the front lawn of the house once owned by Eric Andolsek. It will be a year Wednesday, but you can still see where a flatbed diesel truck veered off the road, picked up one of the strongest offensive linemen in the NFL as he weeded his lawn and threw him more than 50 yards.
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September 4, 1992 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the well-ordered world of the NFL, where stiff upper lips are requisite and time is precious, the Detroit Lions thought it prudent on July 26 to call a team meeting for the purpose of grieving. The meeting was between the time veterans reported that evening and first bed-check. As they would with any opponent, the Lions would attack this death issue as a unit, break it down, order up a schematic. The meeting was the well-intentioned idea of Coach Wayne Fontes.
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November 7, 1992
In an election year, when trust and candor are prominent issues, who is Jerry Colangelo kidding when he says, "Risk is risk"? Experts have assessed the risk of passing HIV on the basketball court as in the "zero to infinitesimal" range. Is the risk of acquiring the virus in an NBA game greater than the possibility of death or injury in taking a team flight (Evansville, 1977), commuting on the team bus (Angels, 1992), driving a Corvette (Jerome Brown, 1992), swimming at a Florida beach (Carroll Rosenbloom, 1979)
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June 28, 1992 | From Associated Press
A sports psychologist says the Detroit Lions' recent tragedies could make the players stronger. Or, it could leave them feeling jinxed. You could build a strong case for jinxed. The Lions are no strangers to tragedy. --Wide receiver Chuck Hughes died of a heart attack in a game against the Chicago Bears on Oct. 24, 1971. It happened in full view of a packed house at Tiger Stadium. --Don McCafferty, who won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Colts, coached the Lions to a 6-7-1 record in 1973.
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September 24, 1990 | From Associated Press
It took Vinny Testaverde more than three quarters, but he finally found a way to beat Detroit's restructured secondary. Tampa Bay's quarterback broke up a battle of field goals with two fourth-quarter touchdown drives that carried the Buccaneers to a 23-20 victory over the Lions Sunday night. Gary Anderson scored on an 11-yard run that gave the Bucs a short-lived 16-13 lead early in the final quarter and John Harvey's three-yard touchdown reception provided the winning points with 4:21 left.
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September 4, 1992 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the well-ordered world of the NFL, where stiff upper lips are requisite and time is precious, the Detroit Lions thought it prudent on July 26 to call a team meeting for the purpose of grieving. The meeting was between the time veterans reported that evening and first bed-check. As they would with any opponent, the Lions would attack this death issue as a unit, break it down, order up a schematic. The meeting was the well-intentioned idea of Coach Wayne Fontes.
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June 24, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Eric Andolsek, a lineman for the Detroit Lions, was killed Tuesday when a truck ran off the road and struck him as he worked in the front yard of his home in southern Louisiana, state police said. Andolsek, 25, was pronounced dead at Thibodaux General Hospital, about 30 minutes after he arrived by ambulance. The accident occurred at Andolsek's home in rural Lafourche Parish, authorities said.
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November 7, 1989 | From Associated Press
Houston Oiler defensive end Sean Jones can expect an apology for a racial remark directed at him by Detroit lineman Eric Andolsek, Lion Coach Wayne Fontes said Monday. "In the fourth quarter, he called me a nigger," Jones said. "He said 'Come on you . . . nigger.' I've been called everything in the book since I've been playing football, but nobody's ever called me that." Andolsek acknowledged that he used the term but said he did not mean it in a racial way.
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January 2, 1987 | SAM McMANIS, Times Staff Writer
You can never really call a Nebraska season a complete success unless some or all of the following happens: The Cornhuskers either (a) have to go undefeated, or, in lieu of that at least (b) beat Oklahoma and (c) win the Big Eight Conference championship. None of that happened this season for the sixth-ranked Cornhuskers (10-2), but Coach Tom Osborne said after Thursday's 30-15 win over Louisiana State in the Sugar Bowl that this was one of his most satisfying seasons. The reason?
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August 1, 1993 | TONY KORNHEISER, WASHINGTON POST
The picture I keep coming back to, the picture I think tells the whole story, is the one we've seen on the news: Reggie Lewis and his wife, Donna Harris-Lewis, sitting together, holding hands and smiling as Dr. Gilbert Mudge announces that as far as he is concerned, there is no reason why Mr. Lewis can't play basketball again.
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