Daily Archives: July 26, 2013

Former Miami Dolphins QB Rick Norton Passes Away

Former Miami Dolphins quarterback, Rick Norton, passed away on July 25.  He was 69 years old.  A full obituary can be found on Norton HERE.

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George Sauer, Jr. in the New York Times

Famed New York Jets wide receiver, George Sauer, Jr., passed away this past Spring from congestive heart failure, and after dealing with complications from Alzheimer’s Disease.  At the time of his death, stories circulated about some of Sauer’s eccentricities, and how he had become disgruntled with professional football, which contributed to his early retirement from the game.

This week the New York Times published an in-depth article on Sauer, which dealt mostly with his life post-football.  The article painted the picture of a man who, sadly, never seemed to be comfortable with life.  He had a series of failed marriages, an unsteady employment history, and a disdain for the sport that at one time had made him famous. read more