RIP Ernie Holmes

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  1. HoustonFrog

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    Former Steeler Holmes Dies in Crash
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    Hated him!!! as a player that is. Too sad, RIP Ernie
     
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    I remember him as #63 The Arrowhead. Too bad.

    Much respect for the Steelers of that era even though they were our nemesis....
     
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    How tragic.

    You have to wonder if he had only buckled his seatbelt.
     
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    I didn't have the pleasure of watching the Steel Cutain, but from videos they looked mean. R.I.P. Mr. Holmes. you and your buddies on the d-line entertained many.
     
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    Really sad. But, he's in a better place.
     
  7. stingray

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    Isn't that like the fourth or fifth weird death of former steeler players. I remember a former player who was lifting weights by himself and the he couldn't lift the weight and he choked to death. And last year, another player cut down a tree and the tree ended up landing on him and killing him.
     
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    God Bless, Ernie. Others got the lion's share of the glory on that team, but without big Ernie Holmes the Steel Curtain wouldn't have been what it was.
     
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    Showtime100 Got AJ?

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    Mike Webster died before his time after a diffucult (to say the least) retirement. I believe Joe Gilliam (#17 QB), a pioneer African-American QB during the the Steelers glory days, died of a heart attack at a fairly young age as well.
     
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    I found the links to some of the trajic deaths of former steeler players.

    David little died of a weightlifting accident. Went to one pro-bowl.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Little

    The other one was steve courson. Died when he protected his dog from a tree landing on him.

    http://pittsburghdogs.wordpress.com/2005/11/11/ex-steeler-dies-protecting-dog/

    And here's an article about all the steeler tragedies in recent history.

    http://www.altoonamirror.com/page/content.detail/id/37481.html?isap=1&nav=772
     

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