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Super Bowl-winning coach Dick Vermeil buys into Arena League

 (Associated Press)
(Associated Press)

Dick Vermeil is returning to pro football, this time as an owner in the Arena League. Vermeil, who took the St. Louis Rams to the NFL title in the 1999 season, joins former NFL quarterback Ron Jaworski and current New Orleans Saints players Marques Colston and Jahri Evans as owners of the Philadelphia Soul. Vermeil will have a small stake, 2.5 percent of the franchise. “My main interest is in Ron Jaworski,” Vermeil said when asked why he was getting involved in the indoor game. “No matter how much money I invest in that team, I will be in debt to Ron for what he did for me.” That would be helping turn Vermeil’s Philadelphia Eagles from an also-ran into NFC champions; they lost the Super Bowl in 1981 to Oakland. Vermeil coached 15 seasons for three NFL franchises. – AP

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