Chuck Noll, the man who was known as the most successful NFL coach of all time, has died at the age of 82.
Chuck Noll led the Pittsburgh Steelers to four Super Bowl victories between 1975 and 1980.
Chuck Noll was known as the most successful NFL coach of all time
Local media reported that Chuck Noll died of natural causes at his home in Sewickley, Pennsylvania.
He had a reputation as a meticulous coach and his team achieved renown for their defense – or the “Steel Curtain” as it became known.
“He will go down as the guy who helped create the mystique that exists now with the Steelers,” Chuck Noll’s successor as coach Bill Cowher told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
A former linebacker with the team, Andy Russell, told the paper: “He’d tell us life is a journey and you never arrive. He was always telling us at some point to find our life’s pursuit.
“I love the guy. He was a tremendous mentor in my life.”
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Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams was blindsided when her husband, NFL quarterback Kordell Stewart, filed for divorce this week without her knowledge.
Porsha Williams, 31, released a statement via her spokesperson on Monday saying she was “disappointed about her husband’s recent filing for divorce” after reading the news on a website.
Her rep said the reality star was committed to the marriage and that former Pittsburgh Steelers star Kordell Stewart had promised to work on the relationship with his wife.
But instead, Porsha Williams claims Kordell Stewart blindsided her, filing for divorce without informing her of his plans to do so.
“[Kordell Stewart] misled her and she found out about the filing in the media,” said Porsha Williams’ rep.
Porsha Williams discovered Kordell Stewart filed for divorce after reading the news on a website
“Mrs. Stewart hopes to resolve these personal issues privately with the support of her family, friends and strong faith,” added the rep.
Kordell Stewart, 40, lodged legal papers at Fulton County Superior Court in Georgia on March 22, TMZ reports.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers star Kordell Stewart, who went by the nickname Slash during his days on the field, and Porsha Williams have no children together, although he does have a child from a previous relationship.
The news comes amid on-going speculation about Kordell Stewart’s sexuality.
Porsha Williams and Kordell Stewart married on May 21, 2011. Early in 2012 Porsha Williams suffered a miscarriage due to uterine fibroids.
In the divorce documents, Kordell Stewart says the marriage is “irretrievably broken” and that they separated, according to TMZ.
The NFL star also says there are no marital assets to be divided, suggesting a prenuptial was signed, writing: “[She’s] an able-bodied person, earning income and is capable of supporting herself.”
Kordell Stewart, who is now a radio sports talkshow co-host with Atlanta’s WZGC 92.9 The Game, has a son Syre from a previous relationship with Tania Richardson.
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu has been fined by NFL with $10,000 for using the cell phone from the sidelines after brutal hit during the game.
Troy Polamalu was forced to leave Sunday’s game against the Jaguars after stopping Jacksonville’s Maurice Jones-Drew to help preserve a 17-13 Pittsburgh win.
Fearing his wife Theodora probably saw the hit on TV, Troy Polamalu was handed a cell phone by the team doctor to call and say he was all right.
Troy Polamalu has been fined by NFL with $10,000 for using the cell phone from the sidelines to call his wife Theodora after brutal hit during the game
Troy Polamalu, who was the defensive player of the year in 21010, has a history of concussions in his nine-year NFL career, and wanted to ease his wife worries.
But the NFL did not appreciate Troy Polamalu’s gesture, slapping him with a $10,000 fine.
According to NFL rules, phones are prohibited in the bench area before and during games.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision to fine Troy Polamalu came as a surprise, at least to his coach.
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin quickly came to his player’s defense, saying: “He wasn’t checking on his bank account.”
Commissioner Roger Goodell’s history with Pittsburgh Steelers is a long story.
Roger Goodell issued a four-game suspension to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and $100,000 in fines for hits by James Harrison in 2010.
However, Troy Polamalu did not appear to be affected by the $10,000 fine.
Besides his NFL salary, Troy Polamalu earns a plenty of money from his shampoo commercials.
But Troy Polamalu’s case is not a singular one, also Joe Horn pulled out a phone after scoring a touchdown for the New Orleans Saints in 2003 and calling from the end zone to tell his wife and kids about it.
That gesture – part of a string of over-the-top touchdown celebrations that the NFL promptly cracked down on – cost Joe Horn $30,000 and may have been the most expensive phone call ever.
Troy Polamalu will play today against Arizona after passing a series of concussion tests.