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January 28, 1996 | TERESA M. WALKER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Joe Gilliam plans to watch his old team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, in the Super Bowl. Where he'll watch, Gilliam doesn't know. He doesn't know where he'll sleep that night, either. Jefferson Street Joe, who won two Super Bowl rings with the Steelers in the 1970s, is living on the streets of his hometown. He's been fighting drug addiction for over two decades now. The fact that he will watch the Steelers try for their fifth championship is about the only sure thing Gilliam knows right now.
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June 18, 2000 | TERESA M. WALKER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Eleven teen-agers hang on Joe Gilliam's every move as he grabs a football and walks to the middle of the field. Not long ago, parents would have been terrified that the former NFL quarterback might be a role model. Two decades after his glory with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Gilliam was Nashville's most famous homeless person and drug addict--a hometown hero turned embarrassment.
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February 21, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Joe Gilliam, 42, remained in a detention center in Shreveport, La., after a probation violation complaint of possessing marijuana.
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January 24, 2000 | LARRY STEWART
What: "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" Where: HBO, tonight, 10 The lead story is on "Jefferson Street" Joe Gilliam, who, with the Pittsburgh Steelers, in 1974 became the first African American to begin an NFL season as the starting quarterback. The last time television featured Gilliam was four years ago on an NBC Super Bowl pregame show. It showed a beaten man, homeless, unable to beat a drug habit. Gilliam hit rock bottom on national TV.
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July 20, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A man who police said is former Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Joe Gilliam was arrested after allegedly robbing a restaurant in Shreveport, La. The man at first identified himself as Thomas Alderman, "but, this morning, upon further investigation, he told us that he is Joe Gilliam II and gave his address as New Orleans," police spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick said. "We located his car in Shreveport and it is registered to both Gilliam and his father, Joe Gilliam Sr. of Nashville, Tenn.
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January 24, 2000 | LARRY STEWART
What: "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" Where: HBO, tonight, 10 The lead story is on "Jefferson Street" Joe Gilliam, who, with the Pittsburgh Steelers, in 1974 became the first African American to begin an NFL season as the starting quarterback. The last time television featured Gilliam was four years ago on an NBC Super Bowl pregame show. It showed a beaten man, homeless, unable to beat a drug habit. Gilliam hit rock bottom on national TV.
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June 18, 2000 | TERESA M. WALKER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Eleven teen-agers hang on Joe Gilliam's every move as he grabs a football and walks to the middle of the field. Not long ago, parents would have been terrified that the former NFL quarterback might be a role model. Two decades after his glory with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Gilliam was Nashville's most famous homeless person and drug addict--a hometown hero turned embarrassment.
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January 27, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
The white powder seized when former New Orleans Saints quarterback Joe Gilliam was arrested after a chase last week was not cocaine, police said. They said laboratory tests indicated that the powder probably was baking soda. Gilliam, 38, was arrested Jan. 20 and booked for possession of cocaine and resisting arrest. Lt. Yvonne Bechet said Gilliam was driving in New Orleans at 3:10 a.m. when he saw a police car and sped away, apparently trying to elude the officers.
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November 25, 1992 | Associated Press
San Diego State running back Marshall Faulk was held out of practice because of his sprained right knee and his status remains questionable for Saturday's game against No. 1 Miami. Faulk, the leading rusher in major college football and one of the top contenders for the Heisman Trophy, jogged on the sideline and rode a stationary bike. Coach Al Luginbill said Faulk won't play unless he is sound. . . .
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January 28, 1996 | TERESA M. WALKER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Joe Gilliam plans to watch his old team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, in the Super Bowl. Where he'll watch, Gilliam doesn't know. He doesn't know where he'll sleep that night, either. Jefferson Street Joe, who won two Super Bowl rings with the Steelers in the 1970s, is living on the streets of his hometown. He's been fighting drug addiction for over two decades now. The fact that he will watch the Steelers try for their fifth championship is about the only sure thing Gilliam knows right now.
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February 21, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Joe Gilliam, 42, remained in a detention center in Shreveport, La., after a probation violation complaint of possessing marijuana.
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July 20, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A man who police said is former Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Joe Gilliam was arrested after allegedly robbing a restaurant in Shreveport, La. The man at first identified himself as Thomas Alderman, "but, this morning, upon further investigation, he told us that he is Joe Gilliam II and gave his address as New Orleans," police spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick said. "We located his car in Shreveport and it is registered to both Gilliam and his father, Joe Gilliam Sr. of Nashville, Tenn.
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