Tuesday, September 14, 2010

3 good ledes

TEHRAN, Iran - In just a few dizzying hours, American Sarah Shourd exchanged a cell in Tehran's Evin Prison for a private jet crossing the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, after an apparent diplomatic deal to cover a $500,000 bail and secure a release that seemed in jeopardy from the start.
(Seattle Times by Nasser Karimi and Brian Murphy)

NEW YORK (AP) — Reggie Bush took the unprecedented step of giving back his Heisman Trophy on Tuesday, saying the scandal over improper benefits while he was a star running back at Southern California should not stain ``the dignity of this award.''
(Comcast.net by Ralph D. Russo)

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A brain autopsy of a University of Pennsylvaniafootball player who killed himself in April has revealed the same trauma-induced disease found in more than 20 deceased National Football League players, raising questions of how young football players may be at risk for the disease.
(New York Times by Alan Schwarz)

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