After a career in which he made four Pro Bowls, quarterback Drew Bledsoe. In
his 14 seasons, Bledsoe, who went to Washington State, threw for 44,611 yards,
which ranks seventh in NFL history. In 1996 Bledsoe led the Patriots to the
Super Bowl, where they lost to the Packers. He was New England's starter until
2001, when he lost his job to Tom Brady after being injured early in the
season. Bledsoe (left), 35, later played for the Bills and the Cowboys. "I
fulfilled a childhood dream the first time I stepped on an NFL field, and the
league did not let me down one time," he said.
With reckless driving and failure to report an accident, Michael Waltrip. The
struggling NASCAR driver flipped his SUV outside Charlotte early on the morning
of April 7. A passerby called 911, but Waltrip, 43, walked to his home nearly a
mile away in his socks before authorities arrived. Waltrip, who wasn't
seriously hurt, said he fell asleep and hadn't been drinking. In his first
season as one of the drivers of the new Toyota fleet, the two-time Daytona 500
champion has failed to qualify for six of seven races.