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January 31, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Rodney Harrison, the former all-pro safety for the San Diego Chargers and New England Patriots, said he's scared for his future after sustaining numerous concussions during his playing days.  "I'm scared to death,"  Harrison said in an interview with NBC's Bob Costas. "I have four kids, I have a beautiful wife and I'm scared to death what might happen to me 10 or 15 years from now. " Harrison estimates that he suffered at least 20 concussions during his 15-year NFL career.
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January 31, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Rodney Harrison, the former all-pro safety for the San Diego Chargers and New England Patriots, said he's scared for his future after sustaining numerous concussions during his playing days.  "I'm scared to death,"  Harrison said in an interview with NBC's Bob Costas. "I have four kids, I have a beautiful wife and I'm scared to death what might happen to me 10 or 15 years from now. " Harrison estimates that he suffered at least 20 concussions during his 15-year NFL career.
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December 23, 2007
Rodney Harrison, New England Patriots safety 'If someone mentions something about our undefeated season, I hang up the phone. That's the way I maintain my focus.'
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November 13, 2009 | DIANE PUCIN, ON SPORTS MEDIA
Dan Patrick said he's willing to play the role of Henry Kissinger during NBC's "Football Night in America" show that precedes "Sunday Night Football," negotiating harmony between former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy and former New England Patriots star Rodney Harrison, who are now analysts. Harrison calls Sunday night's game between the Colts and the Patriots the "greatest rivalry in the NFL right now." No surprise, Harrison is picking the Patriots to win. For football reasons and not the heart, he says.
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October 1, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The once-lowly San Diego Chargers are 3-0 and in possession of first place in the AFC West after three second-half touchdowns by rookie running back LaDainian Tomlinson helped them defeat the Cincinnati Bengals, 28-14, in a battle of the unbeatens Sunday before a crowd of 56,048 at Qualcomm Stadium. Coupled with the Denver Broncos' 20-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the Chargers' victory moved the team to first place.
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January 21, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The New England Patriots downgraded safety Rodney Harrison from doubtful to out Saturday for the AFC championship game against Indianapolis. Harrison will sit out today's game at Indianapolis after straining his right knee in the last regular-season game, a 40-23 win over Tennessee, when he was blocked by receiver Bobby Wade. The injury sidelined Harrison for playoff wins over the New York Jets and San Diego Chargers.
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September 27, 2005 | From Associated Press
Buffalo linebacker Takeo Spikes, who had not missed a game because of an injury in his seven-plus NFL seasons, is out for the year because of a torn right Achilles' tendon, the team said Monday. The injury happened in Buffalo's 24-16 loss to Atlanta on Sunday and leaves the Bills without their top defensive player. "It's a big blow for our defense," linebacker London Fletcher said. "However, we will still play football on Sunday. Injuries happen all the time.
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September 1, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Rodney Harrison, the frequently fined strong safety who solidified the New England Patriots' defense through consecutive Super Bowl victories, will sit out the first four games of the season for violating the league's substance abuse policy. "Tomorrow, the commissioner will announce I have been suspended," a somber Harrison said in a hastily announced conference call with reporters on Friday night after ESPN.com reported that he had admitted obtaining human growth hormone.
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October 25, 2002 | From Associated Press
San Diego Charger strong safety Rodney Harrison is used to dealing out punishing hits. On Thursday, the NFL hit back. Harrison was suspended without pay for one game by NFL disciplinarian Gene Washington for his third serious rules violation in two seasons, a helmet-to-helmet hit on Oakland's Jerry Rice last Sunday. The Chargers plan to appeal. If the appeal is denied, the all-pro stands to lose $111,764 -- 1/17th of his base pay, which is listed as $1.
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December 25, 2000 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The saddest thing about the finale to the saddest season in San Diego Charger history was that Sunday's 34-21 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers was even worse than the numbers would indicate. And it all started so hopefully, giving rise to hope among Charger faithful in the crowd of 50,809 at Qualcomm Stadium that the team might win its second game of the season.
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December 23, 2007
Rodney Harrison, New England Patriots safety 'If someone mentions something about our undefeated season, I hang up the phone. That's the way I maintain my focus.'
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November 2, 2007 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
Times staff writer Lonnie White takes a look at the key matchup inside Sunday's showdown at Indianapolis between the NFL's only undefeated teams, the Colts and the New England Patriots: There's no denying that New England's dynamic passing combination of Tom Brady and Randy Moss has dominated NFL highlights over the first half of the season.
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September 1, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Rodney Harrison, the frequently fined strong safety who solidified the New England Patriots' defense through consecutive Super Bowl victories, will sit out the first four games of the season for violating the league's substance abuse policy. "Tomorrow, the commissioner will announce I have been suspended," a somber Harrison said in a hastily announced conference call with reporters on Friday night after ESPN.com reported that he had admitted obtaining human growth hormone.
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January 21, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The New England Patriots downgraded safety Rodney Harrison from doubtful to out Saturday for the AFC championship game against Indianapolis. Harrison will sit out today's game at Indianapolis after straining his right knee in the last regular-season game, a 40-23 win over Tennessee, when he was blocked by receiver Bobby Wade. The injury sidelined Harrison for playoff wins over the New York Jets and San Diego Chargers.
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September 27, 2005 | From Associated Press
Buffalo linebacker Takeo Spikes, who had not missed a game because of an injury in his seven-plus NFL seasons, is out for the year because of a torn right Achilles' tendon, the team said Monday. The injury happened in Buffalo's 24-16 loss to Atlanta on Sunday and leaves the Bills without their top defensive player. "It's a big blow for our defense," linebacker London Fletcher said. "However, we will still play football on Sunday. Injuries happen all the time.
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January 20, 2004 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
He might be among the most ferocious hitters in the NFL, but Rodney Harrison is really a pushover. That was obvious in March when he arrived at New England Patriot headquarters, listened to the soft sell of Coach Bill Belichick and never left, signing with the team later that day. "When he told me what he thought of me, it made it easy," said Harrison, who twice made the Pro Bowl as a safety for the San Diego Chargers but was released after last season. "I canceled all of my other visits.
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November 2, 2007 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
Times staff writer Lonnie White takes a look at the key matchup inside Sunday's showdown at Indianapolis between the NFL's only undefeated teams, the Colts and the New England Patriots: There's no denying that New England's dynamic passing combination of Tom Brady and Randy Moss has dominated NFL highlights over the first half of the season.
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November 13, 2009 | DIANE PUCIN, ON SPORTS MEDIA
Dan Patrick said he's willing to play the role of Henry Kissinger during NBC's "Football Night in America" show that precedes "Sunday Night Football," negotiating harmony between former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy and former New England Patriots star Rodney Harrison, who are now analysts. Harrison calls Sunday night's game between the Colts and the Patriots the "greatest rivalry in the NFL right now." No surprise, Harrison is picking the Patriots to win. For football reasons and not the heart, he says.
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October 25, 2002 | From Associated Press
San Diego Charger strong safety Rodney Harrison is used to dealing out punishing hits. On Thursday, the NFL hit back. Harrison was suspended without pay for one game by NFL disciplinarian Gene Washington for his third serious rules violation in two seasons, a helmet-to-helmet hit on Oakland's Jerry Rice last Sunday. The Chargers plan to appeal. If the appeal is denied, the all-pro stands to lose $111,764 -- 1/17th of his base pay, which is listed as $1.
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October 1, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The once-lowly San Diego Chargers are 3-0 and in possession of first place in the AFC West after three second-half touchdowns by rookie running back LaDainian Tomlinson helped them defeat the Cincinnati Bengals, 28-14, in a battle of the unbeatens Sunday before a crowd of 56,048 at Qualcomm Stadium. Coupled with the Denver Broncos' 20-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the Chargers' victory moved the team to first place.
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