Friday, February 22, 2008

Another NFL Player

OWINGS MILLS -- Baltimore Ravens director of player development O.J. Brigance is battling Lou Gehrig's disease, and will be honored with the Johnny Unitas Tops in Courage award March 11 at the annual Ed Block banquet in Baltimore. Brigance has maintained his work schedule at the Ravens' offices while dealing with his illness, a neurological disorder also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis that damages motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord.He was a unanimous selection by the Ravens for the award as a tribute for his bravery and positive attitude in dealing with his illness since it was discovered last year.Brigance is a former Ravens linebacker and special-teams ace who won a Super Bowl with Baltimore following the 2000 season.


One would think that the NFL Players' Association might be interested to see if they're getting more than their share of ALS!

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