Nov 11, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes (21) (not pictured) holds a helmet against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Former Miami Dolphins Garo Yepremian battling brain tumor


The Miami Dolphins have a rich history, one that you start to look at about 15 years ago because for the most part, the last 15 years have sucked. When people, and by people I mean media and fans, look at the history of the Miami Dolphins, they think of two things. Dan Marino and the 1972 undefeated season (Don Shula doesn’t count because he will always be the Miami Dolphins).

The 1972 team gets a lot of bad press each year thanks to the media milking a champagne toast when the last unbeaten team each year gets, well, beaten. That story is actually media inflated as it is not something that happens every year.  I digress. Memories of the Super Bowl that finished that perfect season tend to hinge on one play specifically, the errant pass attempt by kicker Garo Yepremian. For all the good that season held, that one play is repeatedly replayed.

Today we learn from the Miami Herald that Yepremian is battling the remnants of a brain tumor. He has finished three rounds of chemotherapy and Greg Cote describes the former NFL star as weak and tired. It’s a battle for his life at the age of 70. According to the report all if it came fast on the man. Cote explains that within the time frame of “spring to summer” Yepremian went from a man who thought he was healthy to having brain surgery to removed the tumor.

The tumor is gone says the article and the chemo continues in hopes to eradicate anything remaining in his head. Good luck Mr. Yepremian!  Get well soon.

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