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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Derrick Burgess

Wife of retired NFL player killed in wreck

Xanaka Burgess, wife of former Ole Mis Rebel and NFL player Derrick Burgess, was killed Thursday when her car hydroplaned on Highway 9 in Pontotoc County. (April 12, 2013, Page 2A)

Former Rebel, NFL player settles pit bull lawsuit

A former NFL player and his neighbors have settled an almost three-year-old lawsuit. Derrick Burgess was accused of allowing his 10 to 15 pitbulls run wild in the neighborhood by neighbors. The suit was settled and Burgess has installed an underground fence to keep the dogs in his yard. (June 27, 2012, Page 2)

Letting go of the rope, making the (NFL) cut

Following Saturday’s debacle several of Ole Miss’ players attempted to explain the Rebels’ second-half collapse.

Running back Brandon Bolden may have said it best when he said, “Sometimes you just let go of the rope.”

At the half, the Rebels held a commanding 31-10 lead. Not only was the Ole Miss offense scoring almost at will, but the Rebel defense was thwarting its Football Championship Subdivision opponent’s best efforts to march down the field.

Then, for whatever reason, the Rebels let go of the rope as Bolden simply put it. (more…) (September 6, 2010)

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