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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - December 24, 1999, Darmstadt, HesseFriday december 24, 1999 stars and stripes Page 29 pro bowl picks offer Odd mix reflect strange year Warner Beuerlein Ganno top Large list of newcomers rams jags dominate rosters by Dave Goldberg the associated press yes John Elway retired. Sure Vinny Testaverde was Hurt in the first game of the season. But what were the Odds before the 1999 nil season that Kurt Warner Steve Beuerlein and Rich Gannon would be voted to the pro bowl ahead of Brett Favre Troy Aikman and Doug Flutie the pro bowl teams announced wednesday for the feb. 6 game in Honolulu reflected again How strange this sea son has guess the second half of life is the greater half said the 34-year-old Beuerlein who was selected for the firs time in a 13-year career. He has played for seven teams much of the time As backup. This is by far his Best year. As a starter for Carolina he s thrown for 3,857 Yards and 29 s neat. It s great added Carolina coach George Seif Ert who As coach of the 49ers routinely had Joe Montana and Steve Young in the nil s All Star game. We re All very excited to see it take place. Steve s Bee with different clubs and had his moments but i Don t know that he s had any he s As proud of right , who will Start for the pfc came from total obscurity. A former Arena league and nil Europe Star head played in just one nil game before this season and was left unprotected last Spring on the expansion list fro which the Cleveland Browns chose their players. He became a starter Only when Trent Green was lost for the associated press 1999 file photo St. Louis quarterback Kurt Warner was passed Over by the Browns in the expansion draft but he s currently the nil s leading passer and Strong candidate for league map. The season with a knee injury and shocked even rams coach Dick Vermeil by leading the nil in passing and guiding the team to a 12-2 record. The rams had just one player Isaac Bruce in 1996,make the pro bowl in their first four seasons in St. Louis. This time they had six representatives for the most in the enc. Jacksonville 13-1 has seven players on the acc team another indication that it pays to be on dreamed about this when i was in the third Grade Warner said. The biggest thing is we have six representatives and some alternates. It really shows what this team has done this year and gives us a lot of respect. Obviously it s going to go to certain people that Are More in the Lime Light but there s a lot of Guys that Are deserving on Gannon like Beuerlein has been around. He was drafted by new England As a running Back or wide receiver then traded to Minnesota when he said he wanted to play quarterback. He then played for Washington and Kansas City before signing with the raiders for this look at Guys around the league and sometimes they re not very pretty and sometimes it s ugly said Gan non not known for a Rifle Arm. But they find ways to put their teams in position to pro bowl rosters Are the usual mix of Staples Many of them offensive linemen who seem to get permanent spots in the game once they make the team and Newcom ers from successful teams such As four of the six Only St. Louis players who have been there before Are Bruce and running Back Marshall Faulk who had been to the pro bowl while with Indianapolis. Two rookies made it running Back edger in James of the Colts and defensive end Jevon Kearse of Tennessee. Five teams have no representatives including the enc s past three super bowl representatives Atlanta and Green Bay. The other three Are san Diego expansion Cleveland and former Steeles did make the acc team Safe ties Rod Woodson of Baltimore and Carnell Lake of Jack Sonville and offensive tackle Leon Searcy of the jaguars. See Page 27 for the Complete list of pro bowl selections. Jets Ferguson blasts drug policy nil briefs the associated press Hempstead . Defensive tackle Jason Ferguson returned to the new York jets from a four week suspension with bitter feelings toward the nil s drug claimed wednesday that he still has no idea How the banned substance a Androlones an Ana Bolic steroid got into his system. He was tested on aug. 1, notified in octo Ber he had failed the test and after an Appeal was denied suspended by the league on nov. 23. People Are thinking i m a drug addict or some thing like that and that s ridiculous Ferguson still did not Tell me what happened or How it got into my system or what i took. If it was a diet thing that caused me to test positive they should have come Back and told 6-foot-3, 305-Pound Ferguson was using a dietary supplement which he would not identify but said there were no banned substances in it. He added that he sent samples of All of the supplements to the testing Laboratory and they came up Couch to sit out Browns finale Berea Ohio Rookie quarterback Tim Couch who sprained his foot last week while trying to avoid a sack against Jacksonville will Likely miss Cleve land s season finale this weekend against the India Napolis Colts. To Detmer figures to be the starter. Judge orders re Collins Back to Louisiana fort Lauderdale Fla. Miami dolphins running Back Cecil Collins had hoped to be release from jail on bail. Instead a judge ordered Collins to be sent to Louisiana for a probation judge Dale Ross had Little to decide after Reading the conditions of probation signed by col Lins after his arrest in Louisiana for unauthorized entry into two women s apartments. Drug charges dropped against Hoard Miami slow lab work resulted in drug charges being dropped against Minnesota Vikings running Back Leroy Hoard who still faces a disorderly con duct charge stemming from a problem outside a Miami Beach was arrested nov. 20 after a scuffle with his Girlfriend. Miami Beach police found in his pos session Cream coloured pills with a marijuana Leaf printed on one Side Hoard who has been plague with knee problems said they were painkillers. Your payday can be any Day attention . Military personnel stationed worldwide. No phoning to faxing no forms by mail Aget a Cash Advance until your next payday with our internet service. It s fast affordable and hassle free with , it s easy All you need is your internet connection email address and approved direct Deposit checking account to get started today collect your pay today at Brown gets indefinite suspension by Tom Withers the associated press Berea Ohio the nil pushed Back at Orlando Bro non wednesday suspending the Cleveland tackle for shoving a ref Eree who accidentally hit him inthe Eye with a weighted penalty indefinite suspension was announced hours after brow Learned he must stay in the Hospi Tal because of new bleeding in his right Eye. He was to have been re leased wednesday before this set also faces a possible Fine and could be suspended forepart of the 2000 season. He is the first player in league history to be suspended for More than one game for Contact with an Paul Tagliabue will meet with the 6-foot-7,350-Pound tackle in new York after the pro bowl in penalties will be Dis cussed at that continue to Hope Orlando Brown makes a full recover from his injury Tagliabue said. However As everyone has acknowledged the injury to the player was completely inadvertent and did not justify his action against the was an unfortunate Accident but we cannot condone under an circumstances physical Contact against our game was hit by a Flag weight the associated press Cleveland s Orlando Brown remained hospitalized wednesday because of bleeding in his Eye. De with bus thrown by referee Jeff Triplette during sunday s game with Jacksonville. Brow stormed Back on the Field and knocked Down Triplette with Atwo handed shove to the Chest. Brown blamed his violent actions on the fact that his father Claude lost his sight to glaucoma in 1993. Brown has been in the Hospital since sunday night with impaired vision and bleeding in a chamber of his right injury would have kept Brown out of Cleveland s season finale against Indianapolis on Sun Day. The Browns have a Bye week on the last weekend of the season. Still that weekend counts to Ward the suspension and Brown will not get a paycheck of spokesman Greg Aiello said. Brown signed a six year $27 Mil lion contract with Cleveland in february. Based on his 1999 salary Brown will lose $49,411. Brown s agent Tom Condon did not say if his client will a would prefer we wait until after the hearing before making comment said Condon

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