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Senior Bush, Clinton to Appear at Super Bowl

By Mark Maske
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, January 27, 2005; Page D03

Former presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush are scheduled to attend the Feb. 6 Super Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla.

The two will appear on the Fox network's pregame show and plan to appeal for aid for tsunami victims, according to the NFL. . . .


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The Walt Disney Co. won't film its traditional postgame television ad with the star of this year's Super Bowl. A spokesman for the company told the Orlando Sentinel that Disney is focusing on other advertising campaigns. . . .

Jacksonville Jaguars safety Donovin Darius is among four nominees for the Bart Starr Award, given annually to the NFL player who best exemplifies character and leadership on and off the field. Players league-wide vote on the award. Darius was nominated for his work with at-risk children through his youth foundation.

He was fined $75,000 by the league this season for a hit on Green Bay Packers wide receiver Robert Ferguson that left Ferguson temporarily paralyzed. . . .

Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Bill Cowher said during a news conference that his rookie quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, did not suffer two broken toes during the AFC championship game. Cowher said that Roethlisberger aggravated old injuries to his toes, which had been broken previously. Roethlisberger indicated Tuesday that he played the second half of Sunday's loss to the New England Patriots with two broken toes. . . .

Steelers defensive end Aaron Smith and tackle Marvel Smith were added to the AFC Pro Bowl team. They replaced two injured players, New York Jets defensive end John Abraham and Kansas City Chiefs tackle Willie Roaf. The Miami Dolphins' Patrick Surtain replaced fellow cornerback Chris McAlister of the Baltimore Ravens. The Atlanta Falcons' Allen Rossum replaced the Detroit Lions' Eddie Drummond as the kick returner on the NFC squad. . . .

Minnesota owner Red McCombs issued a written statement through the team disputing reports he might be close to selling the franchise to Arizona businessman Reggie Fowler. Fowler has said that he is in discussions with McCombs about a possible sale. . . .

Lions Coach Steve Mariucci picked Ted Tollner to be his offensive coordinator. Tollner, who was the San Francisco 49ers' offensive coordinator this past season, replaces Sherman Lewis, who retired after the season. . . .

Jaguars Coach Jack Del Rio hired USC quarterbacks coach Carl Smith as his offensive coordinator, replacing the fired Bill Musgrave. . . .

New Orleans Saints offensive coordinator Mike McCarthy interviewed for San Francisco's offensive coordinator job under new 49ers coach Mike Nolan on Tuesday in Mobile, Ala., where NFL coaches, scouts and executives are gathered for this week's Senior Bowl practices. . . .

The Dolphins hired Hudson Houck as their offensive line coach. Houck was San Diego's offensive line coach the past three.. . .

The 49ers have begun their search for a front office chief by interviewing Rick Smith, Denver's pro personnel director; Charles Bailey, the Jaguars' pro personnel director; and Chris Polian, Indianapolis's assistant general manager, who is the son of Colts President Bill Polian. The 49ers are looking for an executive to replace ousted GM Terry Donahue.


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