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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Spokane judge dismisses domestic violence charge against football legend Mark Rypien

A judge on Friday dismissed the misdemeanor domestic violence charges against former NFL and Washington State quarterback Mark Rypien, his attorney said

UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019

Mark Rypien admitted to hitting his wife despite couple’s insistence he didn’t commit domestic violence, police say

According to arresting officer Todd Brownlee’s report of the incident, Rypien acknowledged hitting his wife Danielle Rypien on Sunday, June 30, near Maple Street and Garland Avenue in his car …

UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019

Rypien, wife say he didn’t commit domestic violence assault; CTE medication not to blame

Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien, who was arrested Sunday on suspicion of domestic violence, wrote in a joint statement with his wife that he didn’t commit a crime.

UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019

Rypien released from jail after domestic violence arrest

A court commissioner released former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien from jail Monday at the behest of his wife, named in court records as a victim of domestic violence.

UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019

Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien accused of domestic violence Sunday night

Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien was arrested on a charge of domestic violence Sunday night, after an incident in North Spokane.

Rypien recommends TMS treatment and increasing mental health dialogue

Former football star has found some help using transcranial magnetic stimulation to alleviate depression symptoms thought to stem from brain injury.

UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019

Fitting in mom fitness: Angela Rypien brings her athletic zeal to her new business, Fit4Mom

Daughter of Mark Rypien, Angela Rypien, has started a new Fit4Mom venture

Former Eastern Washington lineman Ed Simmons finds peace after years of pain-filled retirement

Ed Simmons had to be careful around stairs. The last few steps could be tricky. Sometimes he made it all the way down. Other times he fell.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019

Super stories: Jerry Kramer and Mark Rypien share their memories of the Super Bowl

Mark Rypien and Jerry Kramer shared the stage Monday night at the Bing Crosby Theater for “Super Stories,” tales of their Super Bowl appearances and football careers. The event was …

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019

Mark Rypien’s mental-health journey a positive work in progress

It’s been almost a year since Mark Rypien went public with the details of his suicide attempt, and of the “complex stew” of mental-health issues that took him to “dark, …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019

Super Stories: Mark Rypien proved his worth to Washington Redskins in Super Bowl-winning season

Mark Rypien’s greatest NFL season started out sketchy. His team’s owner, Jack Kent Cooke, called him “a bloody idiot.”

Super Bowl heroes Mark Rypien, Jerry Kramer headline night of ‘Super Stories’

On Jan. 28, The Spokesman-Review and KHQ/SWX will host an evening of great storytelling with Super Bowl XXVI MVP Mark Rypien and NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Kramer, who played …

UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018

The Showcase golf fundraiser at Coeur d’Alene Resort returns with long list of celebrities

The Showcase officially turns five years old next week and the celebrity-driven cancer fundraiser has grown up in a hurry. The event is back with another impressive list of celebrities, …

Not just Mark: An inside look at the brain injuries common to football players

How do hits on the field translate into brain damage?

UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018

Consciousness of concussions is growing, but issue of sports-related brain injury may be far larger

Since the prevalence of traumatic brain injury among athletes has come to light, doctors and researchers studying the problem say it’s much broader than concussions or CTE.

Walking his darkest path: Mark Rypien’s long struggle with traumatic brain injury

Mark Rypien doesn’t know if he has CTE: diagnosis can only be made with an autopsy. But both he and his wife, Danielle, can identify the signposts.

Tony Romo opens with 77 in PGA Tour event on Dominican Republic

Tony Romo settled down after a nervous start, only to come undone on the back nine in his PGA Tour debut.

Washington State-Boise State is more than a game – for the Rypiens, it’s a family feud

Saturday’s game between No. 20 Washington State and Boise State at Martin Stadium is something of a Homecoming for Brett and everyone in the Rypien family has waited anxiously for …

2017 football: Five best GSL, IEL QBs of all-time

The Spokesman-Review selects the five best quarterbacks to play at Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area high schools.

Showcase athletes, celebrities will team up again for cancer fundraiser

The Showcase, which has raised $5.8 million in three years for the Community Cancer Fund’s fight against cancer in the Inland Northwest, returns to the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course …

Blanchette: Super Bowl victory 25 years ago gave Mark Rypien options for a lifetime

As the eve of Super Bowl XXVI became morning, the temperature in Minneapolis dipped to 9 degrees. But inside his hotel room, something in Mark Rypien was burning too hot …

Blanchette: Brett Rypien can’t escape the ties to Washington State

Brett Rypien quarterbacked the process to decide his college destination the same way he does an offense headed for the end zone. Campus visits to five schools his junior year …

Brett Rypien takes preparation to new level at Boise State

This summer, Brett Rypien had a nightmare. He talked to his father, Tim, the next morning. “Apparently in it, he wasn’t prepared for the Washington State game,” Tim said. “That’s …

Prep notebook: Mark Rypien proud Shadle has Wilson Golden Football

Mark Rypien plans to make it official as soon as his schedule allows.

In brief: Mark Rypien wins American Century Celebrity Golf Championship

Golf: After lightning storms delayed play for more than three hours in the final round of the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship, Spokane’s Mark Rypien beat out Jeremy Roenick and …

Truth is out: Mark Rypien is on Big Break NFL

Mark Rypien combined several things he loves – competition, golf in a gorgeous setting, and raising money and awareness for the Rypien Foundation – with one he wasn’t quite sure …

Meehan: Truth is out: Rypien is on Big Break NFL

Mark Rypien combined several things he loves – competition, golf in a gorgeous setting, and raising money and awareness for the Rypien Foundation – with one he wasn’t quite sure …

Mark Rypien witnessing worrisome outcome of athletes’ trauma

The charity golf events he hosts and plays in are a joy for Mark Rypien. The causes are close to his heart, someone’s swing is bound to be source of …

Whits move up to No. 3 in poll

Men’s College basketball: Whitworth’s season-opening game with the Tommies of the University of St. Thomas looms larger and larger in the rear-view mirror. Back in November, it was a matchup …

Others former players join Rypien in lawsuits

Mark Rypien is a Super Bowl MVP and champion, a former quarterback for the Washington Redskins and other teams who reached football’s pinnacle and now wonders at what cost. His …