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Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 6/12

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Good morning, Chiefs fans. A light day for Kansas City Chiefs news, but we do get to start it out with one of KC's most loved former players. Enjoy.

Coming from my humble beginnings in Nigeria and a late starter to the game of football, I was amazed by the doors of opportunity that opened because I was an NFL player. It’s a tremendous responsibility and a great privilege to say that you represented the Kansas City Chiefs.

That’s why I’m very concerned about the owners’ efforts to keep their lockout in place. As a fan of the game, I want a football season in 2011 just like everyone else.

League history has shown that the owners don’t have to shut down football. From 1989 to 1993 — when I was an NFL player — the players association held the same status that it has today, and football was played while a court determined whether players should be allowed to become free agents.

Christian Okoye: Don't Deny the Fans of Football from KC Star

Back when Jamaal Charles was busy scoring touchdowns in front of packed stadiums for the University of Texas, he didn't have enough money to buy a new pair of Jordan shoes. That, of course, was before the former Memorial player became an All-Pro running back for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Jamaal Charles Says College Athletes Should Be Paid from Beaumont Enterprise

Morten Andersen distinguished himself for 25 NFL seasons, arguably kicking a football between two unforgiving goal posts better than anyone who has played the game...

...The first came on Nov. 6, 2009, when he was unanimously inducted into the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame. The second comes when he will take his rightful place in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame during dinner ceremonies June 25 at the Natchitoches Events Center...

...Andersen, a native of Copenhagen, Denmark, finished his storied career with the Atlanta Falcons (1995-00, 2006-07), New York Giants (2001), Kansas City Chiefs (2002-03) and Minnesota Vikings (2004).

Former Saints Kicker Heads La. Hall of Fame Class from The Town Talk

The Hartford Colonials signed former University of Tennessee tight end Jeff Cottam to a contract for the 2011 United Football League season...

...His brother is Kansas City Chiefs tight end Brad Cottam.

Jeff Cottam Signs with UFL's Hartford from Go Vols Xtra

More than 20 sports celebrities and Missouri Sports Hall of Famers will be part of Night at the Ballpark on June 14 at Clemens Field. The event is presented as part of Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation's Shoeless Joe's Celebrity Golf Classic...

...Art Still, former defensive end with the Kansas City Chiefs, and Tom Henke, former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher, will attend.

Sports Celebs to Attend Night at the Ballpark Event from The Hannibal Courier-Post