Bad Back Forces White to Retire

From Associated Press

A bad back has done in Reggie White, one of the greatest players in the history of the NFL.

The league’s career sacks leader is retiring because of a bulging disc in his lower back.

“I’m very happy that we did win a Super Bowl while he was here and we came very close to a second one last year,” Green Bay Packer Coach Mike Holmgren said in making the announcement on Sunday. The team said White would hold a news conference Wednesday.


Free agent running back Gary Brown has reached a contract agreement with the New York Giants, his agent said.