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August 14, 1994 | BOB GLAUBER, THE SPORTING NEWS
As he walked slowly off the field--his helmet cradled under one arm, his sweat-soaked head bowed, his eyes welling with tears as he stared at the snow-covered turf--Leon Lett couldn't believe what he had just done. Please, please, no, he kept telling himself. Pleeease, not again. Unfortunately for Lett, the Dallas Cowboys' third-year defensive tackle, it was happening again. Visions of his last-minute blunder and one last look at the final score were constant reminders.
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November 10, 1999
While the Dallas Cowboys face the absence of several top offensive players Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, the defense got some good news with the return of tackle Leon Lett. Lett's eight-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy ended Monday night following Dallas' loss to Minnesota. In that game, the Cowboys had Troy Aikman (concussion) and Emmitt Smith (broken right hand) go down because of injuries.
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November 27, 1993 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The verdict came down swiftly and decisively Friday. The question of how bad is bad was answered by football's highest court, who delivered the message without fumbling or stumbling or forgetting how to spell. Leon Lett will be pleased. "What happened to Leon Lett on Thanksgiving was certainly an interesting blunder," said Joe Horrigan, curator of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. "But on its own merit, it is a blunder that will not stand the test of time."
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April 17, 1999 | From Associated Press
For the fourth time in five years, the Dallas Cowboys must prepare to play without Pro Bowl defensive tackle Leon Lett--and this time, it could be for good. Lett is facing a punishment of at least a year after failing an NFL drug test for the third time, a league source who requested anonymity told the Associated Press. The violation also could carry a lifetime ban. Lett has been enrolled in the NFL's substance-abuse program since 1995, when he was suspended for four games.
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December 4, 1993
If Leon Lett isn't careful, he'll be Sub Lett. VICTOR PETERSON Oxnard
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November 29, 1996 | Associated Press
Dallas Cowboy defensive tackle Leon Lett is facing a one-year suspension by the NFL after testing positive for cocaine, The Dallas Morning News reported. The newspaper reported in its Friday editions that Lett appealed the suspension and that a hearing already has been held on the appeal. Lett denied testing positive.
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December 4, 1996 | Times Wire Services
Dallas Cowboy defensive tackle Leon Lett was suspended a minimum of one year by the NFL on Tuesday for violating the league's drug policy. Lett was suspended for four games in 1995. At the time, he was informed that any further violation would result in a minimum one-year suspension without pay, and he has been tested up to 10 times per month since then. The suspension takes effect immediately. The defending Super Bowl champion Cowboys (8-5) are tied for first place in the NFC East.
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November 10, 1999
While the Dallas Cowboys face the absence of several top offensive players Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, the defense got some good news with the return of tackle Leon Lett. Lett's eight-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy ended Monday night following Dallas' loss to Minnesota. In that game, the Cowboys had Troy Aikman (concussion) and Emmitt Smith (broken right hand) go down because of injuries.
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December 5, 1996 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
How 'bout them Cowboys? Penthouse magazine is now required reading to follow America's Team, and while others might not be able to write it off on their expense report, it's a job, and someone has to do it. This month's glossy-paged treatise on Dallas wide receiver Michael Irvin, "Addicted Just As Much To Sex As He Is To Drugs," is accompanied by photos of Rachelle Smith, the topless dancer who was with Irvin when arrested on drug charges earlier this year.
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November 26, 1996 | Times Wire Services
Leon Lett may be in trouble again for substance abuse, although the Dallas Cowboys' star defensive tackle could finish out the 1996 NFL season. Lett avoided reporters at the team's training facility Monday, and league and team officials had no comment. But the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that Lett, suspended for four games last season, has been suspended for a year and is appealing.
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August 13, 1998 | Associated Press
Dallas Cowboys' defensive tackle Leon Lett has a sprained left knee that could keep him out of the season opener, but will not require surgery. Coach Chan Gailey said Wednesday that an MRI confirmed the original diagnosis of a minor sprain, suffered Tuesday night during a scrimmage against the New Orleans Saints at Wichita Falls, Texas. Gailey said Lett will be sidelined three to four weeks. Dallas opens the season Sept.
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December 9, 1997 | From Associated Press
The Carolina Panthers unceremoniously ended the Dallas Cowboys' five-year reign as NFC East champion, and also might have ended the NFL's most successful run of the decade. Kerry Collins threw two touchdown passes and Fred Lane rushed for 138 yards Monday night as the Panthers stayed alive in the NFC wild-card race and all but eliminated the Cowboys with a 23-13 victory. "I hope this isn't the end of an era," Dallas quarterback Troy Aikman said. "I don't think we are willing to concede that.
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December 5, 1996 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
How 'bout them Cowboys? Penthouse magazine is now required reading to follow America's Team, and while others might not be able to write it off on their expense report, it's a job, and someone has to do it. This month's glossy-paged treatise on Dallas wide receiver Michael Irvin, "Addicted Just As Much To Sex As He Is To Drugs," is accompanied by photos of Rachelle Smith, the topless dancer who was with Irvin when arrested on drug charges earlier this year.
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December 4, 1996 | Times Wire Services
Dallas Cowboy defensive tackle Leon Lett was suspended a minimum of one year by the NFL on Tuesday for violating the league's drug policy. Lett was suspended for four games in 1995. At the time, he was informed that any further violation would result in a minimum one-year suspension without pay, and he has been tested up to 10 times per month since then. The suspension takes effect immediately. The defending Super Bowl champion Cowboys (8-5) are tied for first place in the NFC East.
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November 29, 1996 | Associated Press
Dallas Cowboy defensive tackle Leon Lett is facing a one-year suspension by the NFL after testing positive for cocaine, The Dallas Morning News reported. The newspaper reported in its Friday editions that Lett appealed the suspension and that a hearing already has been held on the appeal. Lett denied testing positive.
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November 26, 1996 | Times Wire Services
Leon Lett may be in trouble again for substance abuse, although the Dallas Cowboys' star defensive tackle could finish out the 1996 NFL season. Lett avoided reporters at the team's training facility Monday, and league and team officials had no comment. But the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that Lett, suspended for four games last season, has been suspended for a year and is appealing.
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April 17, 1999 | From Associated Press
For the fourth time in five years, the Dallas Cowboys must prepare to play without Pro Bowl defensive tackle Leon Lett--and this time, it could be for good. Lett is facing a punishment of at least a year after failing an NFL drug test for the third time, a league source who requested anonymity told the Associated Press. The violation also could carry a lifetime ban. Lett has been enrolled in the NFL's substance-abuse program since 1995, when he was suspended for four games.
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August 14, 1994 | BOB GLAUBER, THE SPORTING NEWS
As he walked slowly off the field--his helmet cradled under one arm, his sweat-soaked head bowed, his eyes welling with tears as he stared at the snow-covered turf--Leon Lett couldn't believe what he had just done. Please, please, no, he kept telling himself. Pleeease, not again. Unfortunately for Lett, the Dallas Cowboys' third-year defensive tackle, it was happening again. Visions of his last-minute blunder and one last look at the final score were constant reminders.
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