Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Digest: Former Rams Standout Long Wins 'Good Guy Award'

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Digest: Former Rams Standout Long Wins 'Good Guy Award'

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Former St. Louis Ram Long wins 'Good Guy Award'

Chris Long, the No. 2 pick in the 2008 NFL draft by the St. Louis Rams, has won his second consecutive "Good Guy Award" from the Professional Football Writers of America. He is the 15th winner of the honor and the first player to earn it in consecutive years.

He announced his retirement last month, ending an 11-year NFL playing career that included winning two Super Bowl titles (with New England and Philadelphia) and the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. He spent his first eight seasons in St. Louis.

He established the Chris Long Foundation in 2015 to impact communities nationally and internationally through programs focusing on clean water, military appreciation and youth education. In 2017, Long donated his entire salary to support education in cities where he has played: St. Louis, Boston and Philadelphia.

Jewelry missing from Le'Veon Bell's home: Authorities said two female acquaintances vanished with more than half a million dollars in jewelry from star NFL running back Le'Veon Bell's home in Hollywood, Fla. Authorities said Bell returned from a gym May 25 and found the women gone and his jewelry missing. The police report obtained by The Associated Press refers to the women as Bell's girlfriends.

He said items in his closet were in disarray and all his jewelry was missing, including two gold chains with diamonds, a black panther pendant with black and white diamonds, as well as a Rolex watch. They total $520,000 in value.

Bell practiced with the New York Jets on Tuesday for the first time since signing with them in March. He has a four-year, $52.5 million deal -- including $35 million guaranteed --after sitting out last season with Pittsburgh in a contract dispute.

Also in the NFL: Washington Redskins star left tackle Trent Williams is skipping minicamp practices because of frustration with the team's training staff, stemming from treatment of a growth on Williams' head that was surgically removed this winter. …

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