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January 23, 1993
This is my suggestion for the halftime show during the Super Bowl. Forget the bands, the girls and the boring analysis. Have five people sitting around a table--Ken Norton and Ken Norton Jr., Marcus Allen and Al Davis, with Larry King as a peacemaker. It could be called the Reconciliation Bowl, with all parties ending up the best of friends and best of family. CLAUDE BAUM Culver City
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January 9, 2014 | Sam Farmer
RENTON, Wash. - They are remarkable. They are unstoppable. They can't be beat. Ken Norton Jr. will gather his Seattle Seahawks linebackers before Saturday's playoff game and remind them of this, raising his voice like a corner man in boxing, and for good reason. It's a strategy he knows well, and an homage to his dad. "Boxers need to be extremely confident. If you've got any insecurities, you're going to lose," Norton said this week. "It's the same way in football. You've got to break them down, but then you've got to build them up. You've got to make them feel on game day that they prepared so well they can't possibly lose.
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January 16, 1993 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The father and son still agree upon one thing. In separate interviews from different parts of the country, they even use the same words. "A special bond," they call it. They say that, after leaning on each other for more than two decades, a strong connection is still there. If only they knew where. Ken Norton, the former heavyweight champion who lives in Orange County, still remembers how his son helped him recover from a debilitating auto accident in 1986.
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November 25, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Sharon Pullard sat in her car last August and watched her oldest son walk away. She had just dropped him off at school, and as parents often do on their children's first day of kindergarten or college, she let her gaze linger on his receding figure. Suddenly, she burst into tears. "I started getting flashbacks," she said. Her son was no longer a child. He was 21 years old. In his fourth year at USC. It didn't matter. Sharon thought about the young man who stoically endured in high school after his father's death.
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December 26, 1987 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
When Jackie Norton met her husband Ken on a blind date several years ago, she was pleasantly surprised. "He was not at all what I expected," she says. "Kenny didn't fit the stereotype I thought of a fighter. There's something about a fighter that looks like a fighter." Or walks like a fighter, or talks like a fighter. Hearing that, Norton would get upset. He would challenge her, "What does a fighter look like?" Whatever it is, Jackie still says, "Kenny doesn't have it.
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December 31, 1985 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
Ken Norton Jr. certainly has what it takes to be a boxer. Maybe even heavyweight champion of the world, like his father. He's strong and he's quick and, at 6-2 and 222 pounds, he has the desired solid, compact build. He even has the long arms and the big, heavy hands. Ken Norton Jr. also has the champion's attitude, a pervading, unmistakable quiet confidence. He's a man of few words, but he is not shy.
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January 28, 1994 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ken Norton knows it sounds crazy. He knows most will consider this a mad journey by a former heavyweight champion feeling the effects of too many punches. But he figures one group of people will understand. "Fathers, they'll know," he said softly. "When it comes to your children, sometimes you do things on instinct." Norton, father of Dallas Cowboy linebacker Ken Norton Jr., will be flying from Orange County to Atlanta today for the Super Bowl between the Cowboys and Buffalo Bills.
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November 24, 1985 | BILL BOYARSKY, Bill Boyarsky is The Times' City-County bureau chief
He was not a ghetto kid, driven to the ring by poverty. The son of middle-class parents, he grew up in a small town in Illinois. Rebellious and spoiled, he turned down college football scholarships, played briefly at a small school, then joined the Marine Corps. When a white officer beat him out of a starting-running-back position on the base team, he started boxing and turned pro.
SPORTS
January 4, 2009 | T.J. SIMERS
Pete Carroll, who started it, has now declared the Ken Norton rhubarb "over." But not so fast there, Uncle Pete, because as you know, these people live among you: Unnamed High School Coach: "I can't comment on the accusations made by Norton. But I will say that having been a high school coach at some of the biggest schools in AZ I can tell you without a doubt USC does NOT recruit '100% pure' as the assumed satire in your article suggests.
SPORTS
March 2, 1986
Former heavyweight boxing champion Ken Norton, recovering from injuries suffered in an auto accident, has been moved out of intensive care at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His condition has been upgraded from serious to fair.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Ken Norton Sr., a former heavyweight boxing champion who beat Muhammad Ali once - breaking his jaw - and fought him to two other extremely close decisions, died Wednesday at a care facility near Las Vegas. He was 70. Norton had been in poor health in recent years after a series of strokes, but the congestive heart failure he suffered Wednesday stunned those close to him, "like a sucker punch to us all," said Norton's close friend from Orange County, Patrick Tenore Sr. One of Norton's four children, former UCLA and NFL linebacker Ken Norton Jr., who is now a Seattle Seahawks assistant coach, confirmed his father's death to the Associated Press.
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September 18, 2013 | By Claire Noland
Ken Norton Sr., a former heavyweight boxing champion who defeated Muhammad Ali in 1973, then lost in the rematch later that year, died Wednesday at a hospital in Arizona where he had been undergoing rehabilitation since suffering a stroke last year, according to his friend and manager Patrick Tenore. Norton was 70 and had congestive heart failure. Norton broke Ali's jaw in their initial fight, then lost at the Inglewood Forum in the rematch. Ali defeated Norton again in a decision at Yankee Stadium in New York in 1976.
HOME & GARDEN
January 25, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Former NFL linebacker Ken Norton Jr. and his wife, Angela, have sold their Marina del Rey home for $1,999,000. The four-level contemporary home was built in 2000 and features an elevator, a media room and a top-floor gym. Five bedrooms and six bathrooms are contained in 5,800 square feet of living space. Norton, 44, played for the Dallas Cowboys (1988-1993) and the San Francisco 49ers (1994-2000). His father is a former heavyweight champion. The couple sold because Norton is now the linebacker coach for the Seattle Seahawks.
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December 23, 2009 | T.J. Simers
Where's Mike Garrett ? Every time I run into the USC athletic director he takes off running, only now beginning to understand why -- obviously the administrator in training for the next controversy to plague his athletic department. Former USC basketball coach Tim Floyd told The Times recently Garrett abandoned him when Floyd had his problems. "Mike's reputation took precedence," Floyd said. "All loyalty, all support stopped." Here we go again, Pete Carroll now on the spot, the perception nationally the Trojans' football program is out of control, if not in need of an NCAA spanking, and Garrett is nowhere to be found to assist the guy who saved his career.
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January 8, 2009 | Gary Klein
With the national signing date for high school recruits less than a month away, USC Coach Pete Carroll moved quickly to reconfigure his defensive staff, promoting Rocky Seto to defensive coordinator on Wednesday night. Carroll also promoted linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr. to assistant head coach for defense and hired Jethro Franklin for a second stint as defensive line coach.
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January 4, 2009 | T.J. SIMERS
Pete Carroll, who started it, has now declared the Ken Norton rhubarb "over." But not so fast there, Uncle Pete, because as you know, these people live among you: Unnamed High School Coach: "I can't comment on the accusations made by Norton. But I will say that having been a high school coach at some of the biggest schools in AZ I can tell you without a doubt USC does NOT recruit '100% pure' as the assumed satire in your article suggests.
SPORTS
January 16, 2008 | Gary Klein
USC linebackers coach Ken Norton, who was wooed by UCLA to return to his alma mater, said Tuesday he would remain with the Trojans. Norton, 41, said he spoke with new Bruins Coach Rick Neuheisel and defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker about joining the UCLA staff as an assistant head coach. Chuck Bullough is UCLA's linebackers coach. "I'm flattered. They'll always be a team in my heart," said Norton, an All-American linebacker for the Bruins in 1987 who played 13 seasons in the NFL.
SPORTS
December 4, 2004
Top 10 reasons why it's great to be a UCLA football fan this time of year: 10. Expressionless mascot and expressionless coach on sidelines entertain kids at games. 9. Don't have to disrupt year-end ski trip with inconveniently scheduled Rose Bowl game. 8. Only a few more weeks until the boss stops crowing about his alma mater, USC. 7. No more being compared to that "other" football school in town: Azusa Pacific. 6. Can re-gift that "UCLA Football" license plate frame from Christmas last year.
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