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Rams’ Linebacker Now a Media Star

February 2, 2000

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Mike Jones will be seeing more of his famous Super Bowl-saving tackle the next few days.

The St. Louis Rams’ linebacker did an appearance Wednesday on the ``Regis and Kathie Lee″ show. David Letterman has put in a call, Jay Leno is a definite possibility and Chris Myers was scheduled for an interview Fox Wednesday night.

Jones left for New York on Tuesday night, shortly after coach Dick Vermeil announced his retirement. Jones’ agent, Harold Lewis, was working on other appearances.

``I guess he’s got some more things for me,″ Jones said. ``I’ll let Arliss do his job. It’s great, you get an opportunity to go on different shows and it’s incredible because I’m going to be the guy that’s on `Regis,′ I’m going to be that guy who’s hopefully on `Jay Leno.‴

Lewis said about ``four or five″ things were in the works for the outside linebacker, who stopped Kevin Dyson about a half-yard short of the goal line as time ran out Sunday in the Rams’ 23-16 victory over the Tennessee Titans.

``It changes every hour,″ Lewis said.

Because of the whirlwind of activity following the Super Bowl, Jones said he has seen only a few replays of the tackle. He hasn’t watched the game film and hasn’t held the Super Bowl trophy. It was next to Vermeil when he announced his retirement but was whisked away afterward.

``The first thing when I get back, I’ll talk to (team president) John Shaw and tell him I want to see that trophy,″ Jones said.

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