Kidney Problem Could End Career of Kenny Easley

Associated Press

The National Football League career of five-time Pro Bowl safety Kenny Easley of the Seattle Seahawks could be over because of a serious kidney ailment.

"If he has to go to dialysis, there's no way he can play football," Seahawks' president-general manager Mike McCormack said Wednesday.

Leigh Steinberg, Easley's agent, said Wednesday that "it appears that treatment will start fairly soon. . . . I think you can draw your own conclusion."

Easley's medical problem was discovered during a Phoenix physical examination Friday after Easley was traded by the Seahawks to the Cardinals for quarterback Kelly Stouffer.

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