Tony Scheffler Retires, Citing Three Concussions

Lions tight end Tony Scheffler has announced his retirement, citing the three concussions he suffered during his NFL career as the reason he's walking away from the game. Below is a 2011 story from Nate Jackson, a former teammate of Scheffler's, offering a behind-the-scenes look at one of the nights Scheffler was… » 6/11/14 3:59pm 6/11/14 3:59pm

A Tale Of Two NFL Buddies Who Call Each Other "Nigger" And "Cracker"

A fascinating story in today's Detroit News about Tony Scheffler and Louis Delmas, friends since college and teammates on the Lions. Like many friends, they have pet names for each other. Unlike many interracial friends, those pet names are racial slurs. » 8/08/13 10:33am 8/08/13 10:33am

Tony Scheffler Scored A Touchdown, Staged His Own Flash Mob

Your morning roundup for Nov. 21, the day we learned texting about having a quickie with Jesus Christ is illegal in Pakistan. Video courtesy Cosby Sweaters. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors. » 11/21/11 10:05am 11/21/11 10:05am

Tingling Sensations: From The Stands At Ford Field, Watching My Former…

DETROIT—I'm here to see my friend Tony Scheffler play. He's a tight end for the Lions and my last, best connection to a modern NFL that churns through players too quickly to catch. This is my third season out of the league; sometimes, it feels like no one I played with is still playing. But of the few who are, several… » 10/13/11 4:35pm 10/13/11 4:35pm