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February 13, 1989 | From Associated Press
Indianapolis Colts nose tackle Joe Klecko, a 12-year NFL veteran, announced his retirement today, saying the decision lifted a weight from his shoulders. "I really feel great about retiring," Klecko said at a news conference at the Colts' headquarters. "My time has passed," he said. "When I came in the league, and even four or five years ago, I remember playing against centers who were 250 or 260 pounds. This year, I played against nine guys that were 290 pounds.
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January 13, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former NFL defensive lineman Joe Klecko admitted lying to a federal grand jury and faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Klecko was one of 67 indicted Oct. 28 for submitting phony insurance claims. Klecko falsely told a grand jury that his truck was damaged by chemical particles and had been repainted.
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December 29, 1987
Joe Klecko, the New York Jets' four-time all-pro defensive lineman, has been advised to retire by the team doctor because he has bad knees.
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October 30, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A federal grand jury in Philadelphia has indicted 67 people, including former New York Jet defensive lineman Joe Klecko, in a three-year auto-insurance fraud scheme that targeted a Sun Co. refinery. According to the indictment, defendants conspired to collect on car damages that never happened. Klecko was charged with perjury.
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October 30, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A federal grand jury in Philadelphia has indicted 67 people, including former New York Jet defensive lineman Joe Klecko, in a three-year auto-insurance fraud scheme that targeted a Sun Co. refinery. According to the indictment, defendants conspired to collect on car damages that never happened. Klecko was charged with perjury.
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January 13, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former NFL defensive lineman Joe Klecko admitted lying to a federal grand jury and faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Klecko was one of 67 indicted Oct. 28 for submitting phony insurance claims. Klecko falsely told a grand jury that his truck was damaged by chemical particles and had been repainted.
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October 20, 1990 | EARL GUSTKEY
A couple of former New York Jets, Joe Klecko and Joe Fields, decided to write a book last year. It's the tale of a couple of linemen, both of whom rose from low draft choices to NFL stardom. The book, actually written by Greg Logan, contains a version of Klecko's boxing career, which has outraged one buyer. When Bruce Blair was a heavyweight collegiate boxer at West Chester University, near Philadelphia, Klecko boxed for Temple University.
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December 14, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
The Pittsburgh Steelers were playing for pride. The New York Jets were playing for their playoff lives. Pride won. The Steelers got three touchdowns from running back Walter Abercrombie and forced four turnovers by Jet quarterback Ken O'Brien for a 45-24 victory Saturday that seriously damaged New York's postseason hopes. After a 10-1 start, the Jets fell to 10-5 with their fourth consecutive loss and fourth poor offensive showing.
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October 20, 1990 | EARL GUSTKEY
A couple of former New York Jets, Joe Klecko and Joe Fields, decided to write a book last year. It's the tale of a couple of linemen, both of whom rose from low draft choices to NFL stardom. The book, actually written by Greg Logan, contains a version of Klecko's boxing career, which has outraged one buyer. When Bruce Blair was a heavyweight collegiate boxer at West Chester University, near Philadelphia, Klecko boxed for Temple University.
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June 7, 1989
The University of Virginia was criticized by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals because its veterinary school used stray dogs from pounds for research. Said Alan Williams, the school's faculty athletic representative: "So now we're using lawyers. There's more of them, and nobody cares how they're treated." Name game: Chris Berman, the ESPN announcer who pins those goofy nicknames on ballplayers, is at it again this season, and here are some early offerings: Roberto (Remember the)
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February 13, 1989 | From Associated Press
Indianapolis Colts nose tackle Joe Klecko, a 12-year NFL veteran, announced his retirement today, saying the decision lifted a weight from his shoulders. "I really feel great about retiring," Klecko said at a news conference at the Colts' headquarters. "My time has passed," he said. "When I came in the league, and even four or five years ago, I remember playing against centers who were 250 or 260 pounds. This year, I played against nine guys that were 290 pounds.
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December 29, 1987
Joe Klecko, the New York Jets' four-time all-pro defensive lineman, has been advised to retire by the team doctor because he has bad knees.
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December 14, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
The Pittsburgh Steelers were playing for pride. The New York Jets were playing for their playoff lives. Pride won. The Steelers got three touchdowns from running back Walter Abercrombie and forced four turnovers by Jet quarterback Ken O'Brien for a 45-24 victory Saturday that seriously damaged New York's postseason hopes. After a 10-1 start, the Jets fell to 10-5 with their fourth consecutive loss and fourth poor offensive showing.
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June 7, 1989
The University of Virginia was criticized by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals because its veterinary school used stray dogs from pounds for research. Said Alan Williams, the school's faculty athletic representative: "So now we're using lawyers. There's more of them, and nobody cares how they're treated." Name game: Chris Berman, the ESPN announcer who pins those goofy nicknames on ballplayers, is at it again this season, and here are some early offerings: Roberto (Remember the)
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November 17, 1985 | Associated Press
The nose tackle position was not invented for Joe Klecko, but it could have been. National Football League teams have been using the 3-4 defense for more than a decade, with the man in the middle of the defensive line serving as nose tackle. He lines up opposite the center and his main job is to occupy a couple of blockers, freeing the linebackers to make tackles. The Jets switched to the 3-4 this season, becoming the last AFC team to abandon the 4-3.
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November 17, 1985 | Associated Press
The nose tackle position was not invented for Joe Klecko, but it could have been. National Football League teams have been using the 3-4 defense for more than a decade, with the man in the middle of the defensive line serving as nose tackle. He lines up opposite the center and his main job is to occupy a couple of blockers, freeing the linebackers to make tackles. The Jets switched to the 3-4 this season, becoming the last AFC team to abandon the 4-3.
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