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Spielman Joins ESPN As Announcer

July 18, 2001

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) _ Former NFL linebacker Chris Spielman joined ESPN on Wednesday as a college football analyst.

Spielman played 11 seasons with the Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Brows, before his career was cut short by neck injuries. He made the Pro Bowl four times while with the Lions.

He retired in 1999 and has worked as a studio analyst for Fox Sports Net the past two seasons.

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