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January 8, 1986 | MIKE DOWNEY
Money has always meant a lot to Richard Dent. He grew up poor in Georgia. He took jobs before he reached his teens. "I had a bank account when I was 12," Dent said. "It wasn't much, but it felt like I was on a roll." He is still on a roll, but he still feels short-changed. The All-Pro defensive end of the Chicago Bears reportedly earns $80,000 a year.
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August 5, 2011 | Sam Farmer
It isn't Shannon Sharpe striking an Incredible Hulk pose after scoring a touchdown. Not Marshall Faulk picking up an exhausted teammate and dragging him to the line of scrimmage to keep a two-minute drill going. Not Deion Sanders high-stepping into the end zone, or Richard Dent crushing another quarterback. The true human highlight film in this Pro Football Hall of Fame class is 94-year-old Ed Sabol, the onetime overcoat salesman who shaped the NFL as we know it. Sabol, who founded NFL Films and forever changed the way the world watches football, will complete his decades-overdue journey to Canton on Saturday, when he'll be inducted with a class that includes Sharpe, Faulk, Sanders, Dent, Chris Hanburger and the late Les Richter.
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October 11, 1993 | From Associated Press
When it comes to playing defense, look no further than Richard Dent. The Bears' right end set the tone early in Chicago's 17-6 victory Sunday over the Philadelphia Eagles. Midway through the first quarter, the 6-foot-5 Dent leaped into the path of a pass by Bubby Brister, snared it and ran 24 yards to set up a field goal. After that, Brister was ineffective, the Eagles lost for the first time and the Bears found themselves with a three-game winning streak.
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January 31, 2009 | Associated Press
The art of the sack was never lost on Bruce Smith, Derrick Thomas, Claude Humphrey, Richard Dent and John Randle. Among the greatest practitioners of wrestling quarterbacks to the ground, they are among 17 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. A minimum of four finalists and a maximum of seven will be chosen today. Smith is the career leader with 200 sacks in 18 years.
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February 23, 1986
Northstar Minerals Inc., Los Angeles, said that Chairman and President William F. Coffin has resigned following the sale of 2 million shares of Northstar common, the bulk of his holdings, to Christian Harper, a private investor, for undisclosed terms. He is being replaced by Richard Dent as chairman, and Frederick Mensing as president.
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September 8, 1988
Defensive end Richard Dent and fullback Calvin Thomas of the Chicago Bears were suspended for 30 days Wednesday for violating provisions of the National Football League's drug policy. Thomas reportedly failed a drug test, and Dent reportedly refused to submit to a test. Club President Michael McCaskey would not confirm the reports. The Bears said that Dent and Thomas will remain out of the Bears' training facility until Oct. 7.
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September 15, 1995 | Associated Press
Defensive end Richard Dent, second on the NFL's career sack list and the most valuable player of the 1986 Super Bowl, agreed to a one-year contract to rejoin the Chicago Bears. "It was a tough thing to leave, but it's great to be back," said Dent, 34, who left the Bears after the 1993 season in a contract dispute. The Bears think Dent can provide leadership to a young defensive line and bolster a below-average pass rush. "You can never have enough defensive linemen," Coach Dave Wannstedt said.
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September 13, 1994 | Associated Press
San Francisco 49er Coach George Seifert said defensive end Richard Dent, one of the team's most important off-season acquisitions, suffered a knee injury during a fourth-quarter pileup in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Dent was expected to undergo surgery as early as today and might sit out most of the season. Seifert said the team hoped Dent could return late in the season but that determination couldn't be made until six weeks into his rehabilitation.
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October 11, 1993 | From Associated Press
When it comes to playing defense, look no further than Richard Dent. The Bears' right end set the tone early in Chicago's 17-6 victory Sunday over the Philadelphia Eagles. Midway through the first quarter, the 6-foot-5 Dent leaped into the path of a pass by Bubby Brister, snared it and ran 24 yards to set up a field goal. After that, Brister was ineffective, the Eagles lost for the first time and the Bears found themselves with a three-game winning streak.
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June 21, 1992 | SANDRA McKEE, BALTIMORE SUN
Richard Petty is a walking, talking marketing machine. This is his last season on the Winston Cup circuit as a driver--his Fan Appreciation Tour. And there is no doubt King Richard is appreciated, judging by the way fans and sponsors are spending their money. At Richmond (Va.) International Raceway in March, fans and crew members stood in a downpour for more than a half-hour to buy collectible dye-cast race cars displaying the Petty logo. The cars sold for about $2 a year ago.
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November 5, 1989 | TOM LaMARRE, Times Staff Writer
GAME OF THE DAY Chicago (5-3) at Green Bay (4-4), 10 a.m. The Packers can make it a three-team race in the NFC Central by knocking off the Bears. Chicago's defense looks menacing again with Richard Dent back, but Green Bay's Don Majkowski leads the NFL in passing with 2,303 yards and 16 touchdowns, and has made a star of receiver Sterling Sharpe. Jim Harbaugh replaces Mike Tomczak at quarterback after leading the Bears past the Rams.
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October 30, 1989 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Desperate times demand desperate measures, which is why Chicago Bear Coach Mike Ditka celebrated his upcoming one-year anniversary of his heart attack by sending his blood pressure to new post-mellow heights. Ditka ranted. He raved. He relieved Bear offensive coordinator Greg Landry of his play-calling duties in mid-game. He jerked starting quarterback Mike Tomczak from the lineup and replaced him with Jim Harbaugh. No one was spared.
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