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THE SIDELINES : Ex-Patriot Killed in Robbery

<i> From Times wire services</i>

Steve Moore, a former starting offensive lineman for the New England Patriots, was shot and killed after apparently being robbed outside a convenience store Wednesday night, police said.

Moore, 29, a tackle for the Patriots from 1983 through 1987, purchased several items at the store and then was shot outside as he returned to his car, Lt. Hank Arnold said. He went back into the store and told the clerk he had been robbed and shot, Arnold said.

“I’m dying,” the clerk quoted him as saying.

Moore died at the Regional Medical Center an hour after the shooting. There were no witnesses, and police have no suspects, Arnold said.

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Moore, a right tackle, was a starter on the Patriots’ Super Bowl team that lost to the Chicago Bears 46-10 in Super Bowl XX in 1986.

He was a starter during the 1985 and 1986 seasons but suffered an ankle injury and missed much of the 1987 season.


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