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Old 05-08-2006, 10:08 AM   #1
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I know this is not a great big deal but i got to meet Bam Morris last night at the local NIFL game which is an arena football league we have here in town( Fayetteville Ar) our team the Arkansas stars played the Katy cooperheads and big Bam was there rb. Got my picture took with him. We dont get to many Steeler players around here so it was a big deal for us. How can you go from NFL rb to the lowest arena league i dont know
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Old 05-08-2006, 10:25 AM   #2
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Former Steelers running back Byron "Bam" Morris wants to make an NFL comeback.
"If the Steelers would want to sign me, they wouldn't have to even buy me a plane ticket to get there. I'd drive," said Morris, 34, who was released from prison in 2004. "I don't want any favors, no special treatment. I'm not asking for no hand-me-downs because I know I won't get it.

"If people say, 'You don't have it,' I can live with it."

Morris' promising pro football career began in 1994 with the Steelers. It ended after drugs put the self-proclaimed "party animal" in a prison cell.

Morris gained his release from a Texas prison in July 2004 after serving 2 1/2 years for violating parole.

"There's no way I could ever go back to the way I used to live," said Morris, who claims he has overcome his troubles, which included years of substance abuse.

While Morris awaits a ruling from the NFL on his reinstatement request, he plays for an indoor league team in Texas. The Steelers declined to comment on Morris.

Morris leads the National Indoor Football League's Katy Copperheads in rushing (48.0 yards per game) and was tied for third in scoring (54 points) through last Sunday's 86-14 rout of Big Sky. Morris earns $300 a game, a far cry from his $1.2 million salary at the height of his NFL career.

"He's been nothing but a standup guy," said Bryan Blake, owner and coach of the Copperheads, who are based 20 miles west of Houston. "He's a role model to the other guys on the team, telling them things like how hard they have to work to get to the NFL."

In his early years, Morris loved to have a good time. Morris, a 6-foot-2, 258-pound native of Cooper, Texas, won the 1993 Doak Walker Award as the nation's top running back while at Texas Tech.

"People told me I was a role model," Morris said, "but I didn't consider myself a role model. I didn't ask to be a role model. I was just blessed to have talent, and when you're in that position and you're young, sometimes you don't think about being responsible the way you should."

Morris said he is trying to use his misfortunes and mistakes as a learning tool."A guy told me, 'You know what, Bam? If you go to prison and gain the understanding and knowledge you need to live your life, then there's no reason to look at prison as a bad thing,' " Morris said.

"I thought about that for a while, and what I came up with was that it dramatically changed my life."

Morris was an integral part of the Steelers' team that reached Super Bowl XXX in 1996. He scored a touchdown and had a game-high 73 yards on 19 carries in the Super Bowl loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

On June 27, 1996, following his second season with the Steelers, Morris pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana in a plea bargain in Rockwall County, Texas. Police found 4 kilograms of marijuana and 1 gram of cocaine in his car during a traffic stop.

He was fined $7,000 and was sentenced to 200 hours of community service and six years probation.

He was released by the Steelers and picked up by the Baltimore Ravens.

But after two suspension-marred seasons for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, the Ravens, too, released the troubled Morris when he was arrested for assaulting a woman.

Morris eventually played two productive seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. But in August 2000, Morris pleaded guilty to two counts of drug trafficking. He was sentenced to 30 months in prison.

A year later, he violated his parole and was imprisoned for nearly three years.

He has undergone regular drug testing since August 2004 and has followed the league's guidelines necessary for reinstatement.
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How can you go from NFL rb to the lowest arena league i dont know
Actually, it's very easy. Get your car, pack the trunk with a couple pounds of reefer and drive across state borders.
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He was a terror out on that field last night
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If he thinks he can make it in the NFL,he's more than likley wrong.

And if he wants to come to the Steelers,it aint happening.The Steelers won't sign him,he had his chance to be a star here and blew it.Maybe the Raiders need a back-up RB.
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Wow...Bam is now playing for a 3rd tier Arena team?

How LOW the once mighty have fallen.
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Old 05-08-2006, 11:16 AM   #7
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I'll give him the benifit of the doubt as a person but not as a football player.
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ill give bam credit for working to get his life back in line and trying to make a legitimate living. we often hear atheletes say they love the game so much they would play it for free. here we see it. $300 a game is pretty much peanuts. if you assume 4 games a month then take out taxes hes getting about $800/ month. props to him for not seeing that as chump change and falling back into his old lifestyle.
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NO! NOT HERE! He was a ratbird, let him go back,
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ill give bam credit for working to get his life back in line and trying to make a legitimate living. we often hear atheletes say they love the game so much they would play it for free. here we see it. $300 a game is pretty much peanuts. if you assume 4 games a month then take out taxes hes getting about $800/ month. props to him for not seeing that as chump change and falling back into his old lifestyle.
I agree TH. The guy messed up, he did his time and now he his trying to better his life. I respect that. It's the ones that don't learn their lesson and that continue to break our laws that I have a problem with.

As for him coming back in the NFL.....I'd have to say that I don't see it happening. He may have looked good in arena ball, but the NFL? I don't think so.
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