Ron Springs

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    January 17, 2013
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    May 20, 2011

    Whitt's End: 5.20.11

    ​ Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Mavs got outplayed last night, plain and simple. The Rangers' loss to the Royals was more painful. Texas was one pitch from winning until .230-hitting Mike Aviles capped a gutsy 11-pitch at ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    There's an Important Basketball Game in the Metroplex Tonight Played by the Dallas ... Cowboys

    Everson vs. Irvin, hoops style​If the Mavs-Thunder somehow doesn't do it for you, how about some Colonial golf out in Fort Worth or even a basketball game played by football players? After delivering a eulogy for his dear friend Ron Springs at his Carrollton funeral this morning, forme ... More >>

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    May 17, 2011

    At Least Ron Springs' Family Will Be Compensated For His Tragic Death. Right?

    ​Ron Springs' fight is dead. His litigation, however, lives on. While former Cowboys teammates Roger Staubach and Everson Walls prepare to speak at Springs' funeral in Carrollton on Thursday, the ex-running back, who died of a heart attack while in a 3 1/2-year coma last week, is still ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    Ron Springs: From Triumph to Tragedy

    RIP, Ron Springs​Ron Springs was pronounced dead yesterday. After dying on Oct. 12, 2007. I wrote about Springs' sad plight in a March 2010 Observer cover story. But you already knew his tale. Former Cowboys' running back who became a national poster boy -- along with Everson Walls -- for ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    Four Years After Falling Into a Coma, Former Dallas Cowboy Ron Springs Has Died at 54

    ​On the afternoon of October 12, 2007, former Dallas Cowboys running back Ron Springs went into a Medical City of Dallas operating room for what he and his family believed would be a simple surgery -- the removal of a cyst from his left forearm. But as Richie noted in his March 2010 cover story, t ... More >>

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    March 12, 2010

    Whitt's End: 3.12.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I said upon hearing the Josh Howard-for-Caron Butler trade during the NBA All-Star break that the Dallas Mavericks were not only re-shaping their roster but re-booting their playoff prospects. I h ... More >>

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    March 4, 2010
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    November 23, 2009

    The Top 10 Ugliest Wins That Felt Like Losses in the History of Your Dallas Cowboys

    ​The Washington Redskins suck. Furthermore, they were playing without running back Clinton Portis, tight end Chris Cooley, two starting offensive linemen and stud defensive playmaker Albert Haynesworth. That's what makes yesterday's 7-6 escape by the Dallas Cowboys so damn fugly. A ... More >>

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    June 27, 2008

    Talking Political Futures With Guests at Angela Hunt's Fund-Raiser Last Night

    Esther Weisbrod, with the inspiration for her paper on "The War Over the Trinity." Almost a year ago to the day, Angela Hunt dropped off 90,000 signatures at City Hall, triggering the Trinity River toll road referendum. And it felt like old times last night as former council members Sandy Greyson an ... More >>

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    June 5, 2008
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    June 5, 2008

    Fourth and Long

    As lawyers battle over what caused his coma, former Cowboy Ron Springs battles for life

  • News

    May 29, 2008

    Cowboys Must Protect 'Marion the Barbarian'

    The team invested in its ruffian running back and must now find a way to protect him

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2008

    The Other Ron Springs Lawsuit

    Ron and son Shawn Springs at a Virginia memorabilia signing appearance in November '04 Nearly lost in the news of this week's medical malpractice suit filed by Adriane Springs, wife of former Dallas Cowboys running back Ron Springs, is the forthcoming federal suit that will be the first federal chal ... More >>

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    January 21, 2008

    Ron Springs' Family Gearing Up For Legal Battle, Starting Tomorrow

    Says in this media release that tomorrow, former Dallas Cowboy Everson Walls and current Washington Redskin Shawn Springs will make an appearance in the George L. Allen Sr. Courts Building New Tower Ceremonial Courtroom on Commerce Street downtown. Only, this is no autograph session: The two will be ... More >>

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    October 16, 2007

    Columbus Paper Reports That Former Cowboy Ron Springs Is In a Coma

    It was the feel-good story of the year: In late February, Everson Walls donated a kidney to his former Dallas Cowboys teammate Ron Springs. The two became, as the Associated Press reported in March, "the first former U.S. professional athletes to undergo an organ transplant." Springs said Walls did ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2007

    Dallas Sports Elite Swank It Up for Awards

    Just give us the highlights, Scott. There won’t be a red carpet per se, but if you want to ooooh and ahhhh at the most swank of Dallas sports dignitaries all dressed up with somewhere to go, Tuesday is the night and The Fairmont Hotel is the place. It’s the 42nd annual Dallas All Sports Associat ... More >>

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    July 9, 2007

    Mong and Moroney to Staff: Yer Doin' a DMN Good Job

    Craig Flournoy and Tracy Everbach's highly critical Dallas Morning News review in the Columbia Journalism Review, first mentioned here Thursday, has prompted a response from the paper's Big Bosses, editor Bob Mong and publisher and chief executive officer Jim Moroney. Unfair Park was forwarded a mem ... More >>

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    March 1, 2007

    Everybody's Getting Birthday Presents Today!

    Michael Young will probably be a Ranger for life. Poor rich guy... Sorry I'm late to the birthday bash. Seems my mouse, a Trojan horse and my hard drive were waging civil war and...anyway, if you're getting me a belated gift, do not -- I repeat, do not -- get me a gift card to this Richardson-based ... More >>

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    January 8, 1998

    The Comeback of Harvey Martin

    Eighteen months ago, the former Cowboys hero was drinking and drugging his way to disaster. Now he's clean, sober, and planning to stay that way.