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The Playmate of the Year
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When last spoke with the gorgeous Kennedy Summers, she was just Miss December. But now she's back, and she's the newly crowned Playboy Playmate of the Year. Plus, pigskin talk with 2014 Hall of Fame inductee Aeneas Williams, and Chuck Howley of the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor.
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Sports and Torts: Playmate of the Year Kennedy Summers

The gorgeous Kennedy Summers, whom we met on the program last December, is your 2014 Playboy Playmate of the Year! This beauty also has brains- she's studying to be a plastic surgeon, and just got her Master's Degree. We'll get the dish on her whirlwind first month as PMOY.

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Sports and Torts: Supebowl MVP Chuck Howley

In Superbowl V, Dallas linebacker Chuck Howley became the first defensive player to be named MVP. He also became the first player from a losing team to be named MVP. But that was just one of the many honors for this member of the doomsday defense. We'll look back on his career.
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Sports and Torts: Hall of Famer Aeneas Williams

Over his 14 NFL seasons in Arizone and St. Louis, Aeneas Williams established himself as one of the best defensive backs of his era. After a three year wait, the eight-time pro bowler joins the ranks of the elite this summer as part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014
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Chuck Howley
Chuck Howley initially retired after the 1959 season, which may come as a surprise to fans who see his name honored in the Dallas Cowboys\' Ring of Honor at Texas Stadium. After all, the Cowboys didn\'t play their first game until 1960. Howley had been a star athlete at West Virginia University, lettering in diving, track, gymnastics, and wrestling. He also was a three-year All-Southern Conference selection in football. The Chicago Bears selected him in the first round of the 1958 NFL draft. But three games into the 1959 season, he injured his left knee so badly that his career appeared over. In 1960, he managed a gas station in Wheeling, West Virginia. However in the spring of 1961, he played in a West Virginia alumni game and his knee felt fine. Howley decided to give the NFL another shot. One of Howley\'s former Bears teammates, who was playing for Dallas, recommended Howley to the Cowboys. Dallas signed Howley, and he made an immediate impact on the fledgling franchise. Howley had a reputation as a risk-taking, big-play defender. Relying on exceptional speed, remarkable agility, and a sixth sense for where the ball was headed, he and Hall of Fame tackle Bob Lilly were sometimes allowed to freelance in the Cowboys\' otherwise disciplined defense. Howley was an all-pro from 1966-1970 and went to six Pro Bowls. In Super Bowl V, he had two interceptions against the Baltimore Colts and became the first player to be named the MVP while playing for the losing team. In 1971, he helped Dallas win Super Bowl VI.

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Aeneas Williams
Despite playing only one year in college, Williams' numbers impressed the then-Phoenix Cardinals enough that they selected him in the third round of the 1991 NFL Draft, Williams quickly established himself with an exceptional rookie season, tying the NFL lead for interceptions. In 1994 he led the NFL in interceptions with 9. By 1997, Williams had already notched four Pro Bowl appearances and had established himself as the Cardinals' top cornerback, routinely covering the opponents' lead receivers. In the 1998 season, Williams helped the Cardinals win their first playoff game since 1947 by intercepting two passes from Troy Aikman in a 20-7 win over the Dallas Cowboys, and added another interception in the Cardinals 41-21 loss in the divisional round. Despite playing mostly for bad teams (1998 was the only time he played on a winning team during his 10 years in Arizona), Williams was recognized as one of the best cornerbacks in the league, making six Pro Bowls in all as a Cardinal. He is regarded as one of the best defenders and players in Cardinals history, as well as one of the greatest shutdown corners of all time. In 2000, he tied an NFL record by returning a fumble (caused by Mark Maddox) 104 yards for a touchdown in a game against the Washington Redskins. In Week 3 of the 1999 season, Williams delivered the hit which ultimately ended Hall of Fame San Francisco 49ers' quarterback Steve Young's career. Williams came in on a cornerback blitz from Young's blindside and scored a violent, but clean, hit on Young. Running back Lawrence Phillips was supposed to block Williams, but missed. This occurred on national television, a Monday Night Football game, and left Young unconscious on the field for several minutes. Young suffered a severe concussion that effectively ended his career; he didn't play again for the rest of the season, after which the 49ers all but forced him to retire.

In 2001, Williams was traded to the St. Louis Rams on draft day in exchange for picks in the second and fourth rounds. Due to roster concerns, Williams switched to free safety. As one of the leaders of a much-improved defense, Williams got a chance to play in a play in the postseason for only the second time in his career. In the Rams divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers prior to the Super Bowl, Williams returned two interceptions from Packers quarterback Brett Favre for touchdowns and recovered a fumble. Then in the NFC title game, he intercepted a pass from Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, with 2 minutes left in regulation, clinching the game and ensuring the Rams' berth in Super Bowl XXXVI. However, the Rams lost that game to the New England Patriots.

After a lackluster season, in which he ended on the injured reserve list, Williams quietly retired during the 2005 offseason. Over his career he accumulated a staggering 12 defensive touchdowns (9 interceptions returned for a touchdown, and 3 fumbles recovered for touchdowns), and 55 career interceptions, cementing his place as one of the most dominating defensive backs of his era. He also recovered 23 fumbles and gained 1,075 total defensive return yards (807 from interceptions and 268 from fumbles). He was also a 4-time All-Pro selection. His 268 fumble return yards are an NFL record.

Though the teams he played on rarely made the playoffs (Williams had just 3 playoff seasons in his 14 years), Williams made the most of his postseason opportunities when they occurred, intercepting 6 passes and recovering one fumble in his first four playoff games.


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