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Thom Loverro

Thom Loverro

Thom Loverro has been a professional journalist since 1977, working for a number of newspapers, including eight years as a news editor and reporter for The Baltimore Sun, where he covered government, politics, and crime. He moved into sports writing when he joined The Washington Times in 1992. He moved to The Washington Examiner as a sports columnist in 2009 and returned to The Washington Times in 2013, where he is currently the lead sports columnist.

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New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown ties his shoe during an NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) **FILE**

LOVERRO: Finding humanity in all NFL stars is no easy task

LeBron James wants to humanize football players through a project he has called the "Glass Helmet" -- the idea being that fans and the media have the opportunity to connect with these players as people, rather than as gladiators whose faces are obscured on the football field. Published September 19, 2019

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Devin Smith reaches out to make a catch and score against Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman (24) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

LOVERRO: Time may be running out for defensive staff

For the second straight week, Washington's defense, after a brief early game flirtation with success, wound up being the HOV lane for the opponent's offense, as the Cowboys rolled up 474 yards of offense -- 435 of it after the first quarter. Published September 15, 2019

New York Giants strong safety Landon Collins (21) breaks up a pass intended for Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (86) during the third quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

LOVERRO: Reed staring into same abyss Luck did

The shock surrounding the news Saturday night of Andrew Luck's retirement from football shouldn't have been "Why would he quit?" The shock should be "Why anyone would play football?" Published August 27, 2019

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden listens to question during a news conference after of an NFL preseason football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Landover, Md. The Bengals won 23-13. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

LOVERRO: Redskins players, medical staff not on same page

I have no doubt that in July 2016, when the Redskins and Inova announced a partnership to "bring timely and relevant health and wellness information and programs to the community," it seemed like a good idea at the time. But right now, "health" and "wellness" are two words that are not remotely connected with this football team. Published August 22, 2019