Philadelphia Eagles roundup: Tim Rossovich passes, Kamu Grugier-Hill apologizes

Tim Rossovich, a former Eagles star turned actor, passes away, and Kamu Grugier-Hill apologizes (just not to Dallas). It’s all here on ‘The Roundup’.

Having a story where a former star of the Philadelphia Eagles, Tim Rossovich, and a current Eagle, Kamu Grugier-Hill, are both mentioned doesn’t happen often. It must be time for another ‘Roundup’.

So, here we go again. A pro athlete (Grugier-Hill) makes a comment about a rival, and the media goes bananas, complaining about everything from ‘bulletin board material’ to distractions.

Well, Doug Pederson did have to answer one question too many about his linebacker’s statement.

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Truthfully, we can all probably say, by now, that none of that will have any bearing on Sunday’s outcome when ‘The Birds’ battle the Dallas Cowboys for first place in the NFC East. Grugier-Hill recently acknowledged that he may have made things difficult for his coach and teammates and he apologized (he just didn’t apologize to the Cowboys).

Here’s a quote, courtesy of ESPN staff writer Tim McManus:

It’s a rivalry game. I didn’t think too much about it. I didn’t mean to disrespect this organization or Coach Pederson. I have a lot of confidence in the guys and in myself going into this game, and I’m ready to play.

Enough said. Let’s move on.

Tim Rossovich passes.

Thursday, another member of the Eagles family passed away as Tim Rossovich’s alma mater, USC announced that the athlete turned actor had finally succumbed to a long illness. He was 72 years young.

Rossovich was the 14th-overall pick of the 1968 NFL Draft. Two football stints in Philly, one with the Eagles and one with the Philadelphia Bell, sandwiched a two-year stint with what was then the San Diego Chargers, but make no mistake about it. Rossovich was an Eagle.

He was also Tom Selleck’s roommate in college.

He made three appearances on Selleck’s CBS series Magnum, P.I. before doing stunts for Burt Reynolds and making several on-screen appearances, including but not limited to The A-TeamRemington SteeleThe Fall Guy, Hart to HartHunterMacGyver and Baywatch.

Our prayers at ITI are with him and his family.

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