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10-14-2005, 12:28 PM
Posted on Thu, Oct. 13, 2005




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CHIEFS NOTEBOOK: Hunt was hospitalized

The Kansas City Star

Lamar Hunt hates talking about himself, which is probably why it took nearly a month to leak that the Chiefs owner missed one of his favorite rivalry games because he was in the hospital.

Hunt, who has battled prostate cancer, said Wednesday that he was hospitalized for three nights during the weekend of the Oakland game Sept. 18. Hunt, 73, had surgery in late 2003 to remove his prostate gland and was initially diagnosed with cancer in 1998.

Hunt said his hospital stay was “related to that potentially.”

He said he’s OK and plans to be at Sunday’s game against Washington at Arrowhead Stadium.

“I’m doing good,” Hunt said. “I did get to see (the Oakland game) on TV, which nearly gave me a heart seizure.”

After last month’s 23-17 victory over the Raiders, coach Dick Vermeil gave Hunt the game ball.


One offensive lineman is doing much better, and another is on his way.

Ten-time Pro Bowl left tackle Willie Roaf practiced in pads Wednesday for the first time since last month’s hamstring strain, and right tackle Kevin Sampson was expected to be in Kansas City on Wednesday night. Sampson was hospitalized last week in New Jersey because of dizziness and shortness of breath. He was delayed late Wednesday because of canceled flights.

Vermeil said Sampson won’t practice until he’s cleared by doctors. Sampson’s agent, Joe Linta, said his client hopes to be practicing Friday.

Roaf’s three-week absence floored the Chiefs. They’ve gone 1-2 since he’s been out of the starting lineup, and quarterback Trent Green has been harassed and hit repeatedly.

Roaf was healthy enough Wednesday to participate in nine-on-seven running drills.

“He did a good job,” Vermeil said. “I think he was pleased with his work. We limited his reps.”


Mike Maslowski, a popular former Chiefs linebacker who broke the team tackle record in 2002, is scheduled to work out in Kansas City on Friday.

Linta, who also represents Maslowski, said his client is “100 percent” after a knee injury kept him out of the 2004 season and ultimately led to his release late this summer. Maslowski had surgery to remove a plate in his left knee in August. Apparently, the procedure finally alleviated the pain that kept him from participating in training camp.

Maslowski also is scheduled to work out in New England. Three years ago, he signed a one-year restricted free-agent offer sheet with the Patriots before Kansas City matched it. Linta said Maslowski wanted to give the Chiefs a first look.

“Mike is anxious to get reacquainted with the Chiefs,” Linta said. “Whether or not a contract will be offered remains to be seen.”


Washington running back Clinton Portis, who has caused the Chiefs many a sleepless night, didn’t practice Wednesday because of a calf injury. But Portis is expected to play Sunday in Kansas City.

Pos. Chiefs Injury St
DT Ryan Sims foot O
T Willie Roaf hamstring Q
T Kevin Sampson ill Q
LB Gary Stills shoulder Q
Pos. Washington Injury St
RB Ladell Betts groin Q
K John Hall quadriceps Q
CB Shawn Springs shin Q
DT Cornelius Griffin wrist P
RB Clinton Portis calf P
CB Carlos Rogers ankle P
DT Joe Salave’a thigh P
G Randy Thomas shoulder P
DE Renaldo Wynn knee P

P—Probable; Q—Questionable; D—Doubtful; O—Out.

— Elizabeth Merrill/The Star

Dinny Bossa Nova
10-14-2005, 12:41 PM
fuggin' New England.

First skinbra and now Maz.



10-14-2005, 12:44 PM
Get better Lamar :toast:

10-14-2005, 12:56 PM
Sheesh, does Bob Kraft have some sick fetish for our linebackers or what?

Yes, and it's good Lamar is getting better.

10-14-2005, 01:13 PM
Offer him a contract just so the PATS dont get him!

Archie Bunker
10-14-2005, 02:19 PM
Offer him a contract just so the PATS dont get him!