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*I wonder what it's like to discover you have a child you didn't know about.  

*The Baltimore Ravens secured the services of CB Ed Reed through 2012.  The 2004 Defensive Player of the Year was given a six-year extension despite missing significant time last year with a high-ankle sprain.

*Roethlisberger's agent, Ryan Tollney, does not think his client's marketability will be compromised by his motorcycle accident.  Tollney was quoted in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, saying:

"I don't think that this will have any negative effect on Ben's marketability. Ben is still the same person, the same guy that has been so widely coveted by corporations. He still has the same good, wholesome American values. He's articulate, he's got the looks, plays for the right team and he wins games."

Roeth's agent also said that Ben wouldn't be speaking publicly about the incident for another couple of weeks.  When he does, he'll have his first opportunity to begin making amends for his lack of judgment.  


*If you're in the market for signed Steelers memorabilia, check out this guy's site . *The NFL has added amphetamines to its list of banned substances beginning this season.  2006 will be a transition year, with players only receiving slap on the wrist for first-time offenses, but in 2007, the penalties will become fairly stiff. First time offenders will be suspended four games without pay, second timers eight games, and third time offenders will be forced to sit out an entire year.