PITTSBURGH Dwight White, the Steel Curtain defensive end known as "Mad Dog" who helped lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to four Super Bowl titles in the 1970s, died following surgery. He was 58.
He died at a Pittsburgh hospital, the team said Friday. The cause was not disclosed.
White is the second member of the original four-man Steel Curtain to die this year. Defensive tackle Ernie Holmes died Jan. 17 in a car accident in Texas.
White, a two-time Pro Bowl player, was chosen as one of the 33 members of the Steelers' 75th anniversary all-time team last season.
White was best known for climbing out of a hospital bed to play in the Steelers' first Super Bowl victory, 16-6 over the Minnesota Vikings in 1975. White lost 18 pounds after being diagnosed with pneumonia and a lung infection, yet played nearly the entire game.
SURGERY FOR BRONCOS' NALEN: Denver center Tom Nalen had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Friday and the Broncos expect him to be ready for training camp in July.
"Anybody having a scope should be able to play within two weeks," coach Mike Shanahan said. "Where we're at right now and the shape Tom is in, he should be full speed by the time we go to camp in July."
DEATH RULED A SUICIDE: A convicted steroids dealer who claimed to have sold drugs to pro football players killed himself, the Dallas County medical examiner said Friday. Plano police found David Jacobs, 35, and Amanda Jo Earhart-Savell, 30, dead of gunshot wounds Thursday in Jacobs' Plano home. The medical examiner said Jacobs suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the abdomen and the head. Authorities said Earhart-Savell was shot several times, but they issued no ruling whether it was a suicide or homicide. Earhart-Savell was a professional fitness competitor.