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The 5 Dirtiest Players In Football History

Here is a list of the dirtiest players of football history.

07/03/2014

William Clay Ford in 2005 (credit: Getty Images)

William Clay Ford, Detroit Lions Owner, Dead At 88

Ford Motor Co. said in a statement Sunday that Ford died of pneumonia at his home. Ford help steer the family business for more than five decades.

03/09/2014

Jim Caldwell, then the offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens, jogs on the field with quarterback Joe Flacco #5.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Lions Hire Jim Caldwell To Be Head Coach

He helped the Indianapolis Colts play in the Super Bowl after his debut season in 2009 and was fired two years later after a 2-14 season while Peyton Manning was injured, dropping his three-year mark to 26-22.

01/14/2014

Calvin Johnson (Photo Credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Lions Star WR Calvin Johnson Held Out Of Season Finale

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has been held out of the season finale.

12/29/2013

Rex Ryan (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Silverman: Ryan Has Plenty Of Company On The Black Monday Firing Line

Rex Ryan is almost certainly in his final hours as the head coach of the New York Jets, but he is hardly alone. There are at least five NFL coaches who are on the firing line at the end of Week 17.

12/27/2013

Josh Brown (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Brown’s 45-Yard Field Goal Propels Giants To 23-20 OT Win Over Lions

Josh Brown’s 45-yard overtime field goal lifted the Giants to a 23-20 win over Detroit. The Lions are now eliminated from postseason contention.

12/22/2013

Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions celebrates with teammate Calvin Johnson. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Star WR Calvin Johnson Is Active For Lions Meeting With Giants

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is active against the New York Giants. He was listed as questionable for Sunday’s game because of an injured right knee.

12/22/2013

Prince Amukamara (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Giants CB Prince Amukamara Is Playing Like A First-Round Pick

After missing time in his first two seasons, Amukamara has stayed healthy and is playing like a top cornerback.

12/22/2013

Head coach Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Lions Coach Jim Schwartz Is On The Hot Seat Heading Into Meeting With Giants

Jim Schwartz started the season on the hot seat and it might be scalding after another collapse. Losing four of five has likely hurt his job security.

12/21/2013

Tom Coughlin (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Silverman: Giants Have Chance To Put Lions Out Of Their Misery

The Lions have taken more undisciplined penalties than any other team in football throughout Schwartz’s tenure. Whether it’s a motion or offside penalty before the snap or an unnecessary roughness or a late hit call after the play, Schwartz’s team never seems to learn.

12/21/2013

Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions runs for a third-quarter touchdown against the Green Bay Packers on November 28, 2013. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Dottino: 3 Key Matchups For Giants-Lions, Plus A Prediction

For the third straight week, the Giants are playing an opponent who faces a must-win situation to either remain in playoff contention or while attempting to enhance its postseason seeding.

12/21/2013

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 08: Wide receiver Victor Cruz #80 of the New York Giants gestures against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 8, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Giants’ Cruz Has Knee Surgery, Ruled Out Against Lions

The New York Football Giants increased an already lengthy injury list by adding star receiver Victor Cruz to the walking wounded this week. The Detroit Lions are crossing their fingers that All Pro receiver Calvin Johnson and leading tackler DeAndre Levy can suit up against New York.

12/20/2013

Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions runs for a third-quarter touchdown against the Green Bay Packers on November 28, 2013. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Giants’ Amukamara Faces Mega Challenge In Calvin Johnson

The Lions might present the former Nebraska star and the Giants’ secondary their biggest challenge. They have to find a way to slow down the player known as “Megatron.”

12/20/2013

LEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 13: Tight end Joseph Fauria #80 of the Detroit Lions celebrates after scoring a touchdown with tackle Corey Hilliard #78 against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 13, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

Giants Travel To Detroit To Face Playoff Hungry Lions

Fresh off their latest debacle, a 23-0 loss to the Seattle Seahawks at the Meadowlands, the New York Giants travel to Detroit for a matchup with playoff desperate Lions. Detroit is fighting it out with the Chicago Bears to secure first place in the competitive NFC north division, so the Lions cannot afford to take a win over the deflated Giants for granted.

12/17/2013

DeAngelo Tyson of the Baltimore Ravens intercepts Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions during the third quarter on December 16, 2013. The Ravens defeated the Lions 18-16. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Ravens Win; Jets Eliminated From Playoff Contention

Justin Tucker made six field goals, including a franchise-record 61-yarder with 38 seconds left that lifted Baltimore to an 18-16 win over the Lions in a Monday night matchup with major postseason implications.

12/17/2013

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