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By Bob Raissman and Bob Raissman,New York Daily News | July 12, 1991
NEW YORK -- Cynthia Alzado knows what people will think. They will call her a vengeful ex-wife.She doesn't care.The sun was shining on the tiny back yard of her Cedarhurst, Long Island, condominium Wednesday as her mood swung from regret to relief to rage. She had known Lyle Alzado since she was a teen-ager and classmate at Lawrence High School. They had lived together for 3 1/2 years before marrying in 1985.The relationship and 15-month marriage was carried out in the fast lane. It was filled with violence.
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By Laura Price-Brown and Laura Price-Brown,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 8, 2003
ALAMEDA, Calif. - There is a place on the other side of San Francisco's Bay Bridge where flecks of silver glimmer as beguilingly on heads of hair as in the team's menacing crest. Here, NFL players cast aside because of salary caps, injuries and depth charts toss away their afghans and feel the spring return to their weary legs. Forget searching for eternal youth in Florida. Did Ponce de Leon ever do away with shoulder pads in January? "Seeing what they had accomplished in the past and knowing what type of team they are, they were going to be competitive and have a chance to win a ring," said Oakland Raiders safety Rod Woodson.
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By Watertown (Wis.) Daily Times | August 12, 1991
LYLE ALZADO used to be a rough, tough -- emphasis on tough, by his own admission and boast -- defensive end with the NFL Raiders. Today, having "used a certain steroid" in trying for a comeback with the Raiders last year, he has an inoperable brain tumor. That sounds a loud alarm bell.Alzado's belief that the steroid brought on the tumor has some medical backing. Dr. Forest Tennant, the NFL's former drug adviser, told the Associated Press: "Anabolic steroids depress the immune system and lymphocytes.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | May 27, 1992
Washington Redskins linebacker Matt Millen, who was known as well for his wry wit off the field as he was for his hard hits on it, ended his 12-year NFL career yesterday when he accepted a job as a CBS-TV analyst this fall."
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By Arthur Caplan and Arthur Caplan,Knight-Ridder | July 23, 1991
Lyle Alzado, a 42-year-old former football star, has brain cancer. That is sad. Lyle Alzado is omnipresent in the media, blaming 20 years of steroid use for the cancer that grew in his brain. That is silly.Why are so many of us paying such rapt attention to Alzado's theories about cancer? Something about the guy apparently strikes a chord in a lot of Americans, particularly men from 20 to 50 years old. The chord does not make a pretty sound.Alzado was a standout defensive tackle during the '70s and '80s for the Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Raiders.
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By Frank Dell'Apa and Frank Dell'Apa,Boston Globe | May 15, 1992
Soon after Lyle Alzado developed the brain lymphoma that would eventually cause his death, he announced that the cancer had been caused by anabolic steroids and human growth hormone.Alzado, who died yesterday at age 43, said he hoped that by making his case public, he would help others learn from his mistakes."He used steroids to get bigger and to win," said Dr. Lyle Micheli, an orthopedic surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital. "He was involved in a sport that requires size and strength."
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By Dave Anderson and Dave Anderson,New York Times | July 2, 1991
NEW YORK -- To anyone who watched that Oakland Raiders-New York Jets game during the Super Bowl XVII playoffs, the moment is unforgettable. In a rage, Lyle Alzado snapped the helmet off Chris Ward and flung it at the Jets' offensive tackle."
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | May 27, 1992
Washington Redskins linebacker Matt Millen, who was known as well for his wry wit off the field as he was for his hard hits on it, ended his 12-year NFL career yesterday when he accepted a job as a CBS-TV analyst this fall."
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | May 15, 1992
Lyle Alzado, who became a crusader against steroid use when he was found to have brain cancer a year ago, died yesterday at age 43.The NFL's defensive player of the year in 1977, he played 14 years for the Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Raiders, retiring after the 1985 season. He tried a brief comeback in 1990 that ended in Raiders training camp.Alzado attributed his brain cancer to steroid use, but there is no proof linking the two. He said he began using the drug in 1969 and spent $20,000 to $30,000 a year on steroids in the days before the NFL tested players for the performance-enhancing drugs.
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By Laura Price-Brown and Laura Price-Brown,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 8, 2003
ALAMEDA, Calif. - There is a place on the other side of San Francisco's Bay Bridge where flecks of silver glimmer as beguilingly on heads of hair as in the team's menacing crest. Here, NFL players cast aside because of salary caps, injuries and depth charts toss away their afghans and feel the spring return to their weary legs. Forget searching for eternal youth in Florida. Did Ponce de Leon ever do away with shoulder pads in January? "Seeing what they had accomplished in the past and knowing what type of team they are, they were going to be competitive and have a chance to win a ring," said Oakland Raiders safety Rod Woodson.
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By Frank Dell'Apa and Frank Dell'Apa,Boston Globe | May 15, 1992
Soon after Lyle Alzado developed the brain lymphoma that would eventually cause his death, he announced that the cancer had been caused by anabolic steroids and human growth hormone.Alzado, who died yesterday at age 43, said he hoped that by making his case public, he would help others learn from his mistakes."He used steroids to get bigger and to win," said Dr. Lyle Micheli, an orthopedic surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital. "He was involved in a sport that requires size and strength."
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | May 15, 1992
Lyle Alzado, who became a crusader against steroid use when he was found to have brain cancer a year ago, died yesterday at age 43.The NFL's defensive player of the year in 1977, he played 14 years for the Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Raiders, retiring after the 1985 season. He tried a brief comeback in 1990 that ended in Raiders training camp.Alzado attributed his brain cancer to steroid use, but there is no proof linking the two. He said he began using the drug in 1969 and spent $20,000 to $30,000 a year on steroids in the days before the NFL tested players for the performance-enhancing drugs.
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By Ron Rapoport and Ron Rapoport,Los Angeles Daily News | December 30, 1991
LOS ANGELES -- Magic got sick. Lonnie lost sight of the ball. Schottzie died.So tell me. How was your year?There is one good thing to be said about 1991, I suppose. It's over. Would somebody please slam the door? It might decide to come back.Is it sports or is it us? They are supposed to be a diversion, after all. So why is it so hard to find things that aren't ultimately as depressing as the latest unemployment figures?Nothing seems to work any more. Nothing lasts. Victories turn sour in an instant.
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By Watertown (Wis.) Daily Times | August 12, 1991
LYLE ALZADO used to be a rough, tough -- emphasis on tough, by his own admission and boast -- defensive end with the NFL Raiders. Today, having "used a certain steroid" in trying for a comeback with the Raiders last year, he has an inoperable brain tumor. That sounds a loud alarm bell.Alzado's belief that the steroid brought on the tumor has some medical backing. Dr. Forest Tennant, the NFL's former drug adviser, told the Associated Press: "Anabolic steroids depress the immune system and lymphocytes.
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By Arthur Caplan and Arthur Caplan,Knight-Ridder | July 23, 1991
Lyle Alzado, a 42-year-old former football star, has brain cancer. That is sad. Lyle Alzado is omnipresent in the media, blaming 20 years of steroid use for the cancer that grew in his brain. That is silly.Why are so many of us paying such rapt attention to Alzado's theories about cancer? Something about the guy apparently strikes a chord in a lot of Americans, particularly men from 20 to 50 years old. The chord does not make a pretty sound.Alzado was a standout defensive tackle during the '70s and '80s for the Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Raiders.
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By Bob Raissman and Bob Raissman,New York Daily News | July 12, 1991
NEW YORK -- Cynthia Alzado knows what people will think. They will call her a vengeful ex-wife.She doesn't care.The sun was shining on the tiny back yard of her Cedarhurst, Long Island, condominium Wednesday as her mood swung from regret to relief to rage. She had known Lyle Alzado since she was a teen-ager and classmate at Lawrence High School. They had lived together for 3 1/2 years before marrying in 1985.The relationship and 15-month marriage was carried out in the fast lane. It was filled with violence.
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By Ron Rapoport and Ron Rapoport,Los Angeles Daily News | December 30, 1991
LOS ANGELES -- Magic got sick. Lonnie lost sight of the ball. Schottzie died.So tell me. How was your year?There is one good thing to be said about 1991, I suppose. It's over. Would somebody please slam the door? It might decide to come back.Is it sports or is it us? They are supposed to be a diversion, after all. So why is it so hard to find things that aren't ultimately as depressing as the latest unemployment figures?Nothing seems to work any more. Nothing lasts. Victories turn sour in an instant.
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May 2, 1991
MacLeod reportedly to take Irish jobNew York Knicks coach John MacLeod will announce his resignation today to take the head coaching job at Notre Dame, several sources said yesterday.WISH-TV in Indianapolis reported last night that MacLeod would resign from the Knicks today and accept the Notre Dame job later this week. The station attributed the report to MacLeod's attorney in Phoenix, who requested anonymity.The New York Times quoted Patrick McGroder, MacLeod's attorney, as saying: "John is the first person that Notre Dame actually offered the job to . . . It's a reasonable certainty that John will be Notre Dame's coach by the end of the week."
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By Dave Anderson and Dave Anderson,New York Times | July 2, 1991
NEW YORK -- To anyone who watched that Oakland Raiders-New York Jets game during the Super Bowl XVII playoffs, the moment is unforgettable. In a rage, Lyle Alzado snapped the helmet off Chris Ward and flung it at the Jets' offensive tackle."
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May 2, 1991
MacLeod reportedly to take Irish jobNew York Knicks coach John MacLeod will announce his resignation today to take the head coaching job at Notre Dame, several sources said yesterday.WISH-TV in Indianapolis reported last night that MacLeod would resign from the Knicks today and accept the Notre Dame job later this week. The station attributed the report to MacLeod's attorney in Phoenix, who requested anonymity.The New York Times quoted Patrick McGroder, MacLeod's attorney, as saying: "John is the first person that Notre Dame actually offered the job to . . . It's a reasonable certainty that John will be Notre Dame's coach by the end of the week."
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