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Lawyer: HOF told Seau family that Sydney could speak

The Seau family members are OK with the Hall of Fame’s policy on posthumously-inducted players. Unless they aren’t. Seau family lawyer Steve Strauss has issued a statement to Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal in which Strauss says Seau’s family still objects to the decision to prevent Seau’s daughter from speaking at the upcoming induction ceremony.…

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PFT Live: HOF rules deny Junior Seau’s family to speak at ceremony

Junior Seau will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but Hall rules will disallow his daughter, Sydney, to speak at the ceremony.

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Hall of Fame talked to Seau’s family, and they’re fine with decision

There might be people still upset at the Pro Football Hall of Fame for not allowing Junior Seau’s family to speak at his induction ceremony. None of those people, however, are the Seau family. According to Jim Trotter of ESPN, the Hall spoke with Seau’s daughter Sydney Seau after last week’s New York Times piece describing…

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NFL already plotting response to upcoming film Concussion

While it now appears that the NFL didn’t try to muzzle the family of soon-to-be Hall of Famer Junior Seau in order to avoid a potential concussion-related embarrassment, the NFL already is making plans for the potential concussion-related embarrassment that it never will be able to silence. Per a league source, owners spent significant time…

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Hall of Fame’s posthumous policy was adopted in 2010

When it comes to Friday afternoon bad-news dumps, the NFL typically engineers the placement of its own troublesome information. This Friday, the three-pack of suspensions released by the league was supplemented by a piece of bad news that came from another portion of Manhattan. It was the New York Times, not the National Football League, that published a…

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Junior Seau’s daughter won’t be allowed to speak at Hall of Fame induction

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the names of the people selected by the Class of 2015 to serve as their presenters and Syndey Seau was on the list as the presenter for her late father Junior Seau. The other presenters will give speeches introducing the inductees, but the younger Seau will not. The…

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Hall of Fame names presenters for this year’s class

When former Bills coach Marv Levy was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001, his General Manager Bill Polian presented him. Levy gets to return the favor this year, as he’ll present Polian for his induction in August. “I’m so honored and complimented that he asked me to be his presenter. He’s…

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At age 37, James Harrison thinks he can play many more years

At age 37, Steelers linebacker James Harrison has already retired once and is among the NFL’s oldest players. But he thinks he has a long time to go. Harrison says he’s in great shape heading into his 13th NFL season and thinks he can still be a starter in his late 30s — and a…

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Chargers will retire LaDainian Tomlinson’s number in November

The Chargers are in the process of sorting out where they’ll be playing their home games in the future, but they’ll honor one of the franchise’s best players before leaving Qualcomm Stadium for another San Diego stadium or moving up the coast to Los Angeles. The team announced Wednesday that LaDainian Tomlinson’s No. 21 will…

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Aerosmith to perform at Hall of Fame weekend concert in Canton

In recent years, the NFL has moved away from booking nostalgia acts for Super Bowl halftime shows in favor of performers like Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry that are current chart toppers. Hall of Fame weekend is about celebrating the past, however, so it makes sense that the musical entertainment would also harken back…

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Sunday morning one-liners

It’s the 30th anniversary of Bruce Smith’s first day with the Bills. If the Dolphins find they need a receiver, this draft class should be able to provide it. Will the Patriots continue tapping into the Rutgers pipeline? The Jets may be in the market for a wide receiver in the first round. CB Kevin…

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Sunday morning one-liners

Running through the Bills’ connections to this year’s Super Bowl. Dolphins General Manager Dennis Hickey won the executive award at the Steinberg DeNicola Humanitarian Awards. DE Rob Ninkovich has done whatever’s necessary to carve out a productive career with the Patriots. Jets head coach Todd Bowles was named the league’s top assistant for the 2014 season.…

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Junior Seau leads a strong eight-man class into the Hall of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame cleared the decks of a number of finalists who had been debated for years, as they ushered in an eight-man class to Canton Saturday night. First-year eligible linebacker Junior Seau was elected to the Hall of Fame, along with running back Jerome Bettis, defensive end Charles Haley, guard Will…

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Belichick on Junior Seau: “I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to coach him”

We will learn Saturday whether the late Junior Seau is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015. This morning, Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked about the former New England linebacker’s legacy, as well as what it would mean to have the 12-time Pro Bowler in the Hall of Fame.…

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Warner, Seau, Pace highlight Hall of Fame finalists

Former Chargers linebacker Junior Seau and Rams teammates Orlando Pace and Kurt Warner highlight the list of finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which was announced tonight. Those three first-year eligible players are part of a stacked class of 15 modern-era nominees, from which no more than five will earn induction into Canton this…

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