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Special Report on Former Bucs Coming Sunday in Tampa Tribune

Sunday in the Tampa Tribune they will have an interesting piece entitled “Broken Bucs,” and it will focus on the players that are having issues later in life that were once members of the Buccaneers:

Coming Sunday in The Tampa Tribune, an investigation of the 1979 Tampa Bay Buccaneers brings home a national story: Generations of former NFL players struggle with the long-term mental and physical consequences of the game they love.

A team of multimedia reporters and photographers spent months compiling and distributing a survey to the 1979 Bucs about their playing careers, injuries and current health. The reporting team — Tampa Tribune columnist Joe Henderson, NFL writer Ira Kaufman, health reporter Mary Shedden, veteran sports writer Joey Johnston, News Channel 8 reporter Jeff Patterson and photojournalists Bob Hansen and Cliff McBride — also conducted extensive follow-up interviews and a five-player roundtable discussion.


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