Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Sandy Unitas, the widow of Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas, said her husband had been denied benefits for an injury that left his right arm virtually debilitated. "He couldn't button his shirt, he couldn't sign his name, he couldn't lift more than eight ounces," she said. "He virtually became a lefthanded person. My husband made the NFL what it is today, and when he went to the NFL for disability benefits, he was rejected."

Mercury Morris, a Dolphins running back in the 1970s, said the NFL was trying to send a message.

"They were saying, 'If we can do that to Johnny Unitas, we can do it to anybody.'"

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