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Kordell Stewart returned to the Steelers offices today to announced his retirement from the NFL.    He has not taken an NFL snap since 2005, but no quarterback in Steelers history since Terry Bradshaw has been loved and hated as Stewart.      He was Slash a do everything player as a rookie in 1995, and led to them to 2 AFC title game appearances in 1997 and 2001. In the 2001 season he was the Steelers MVP and elected to the Pro Bowl.    In the 1997 AFC Title game he threw 3 interceptions in 24 to 21 loss to the Denver Broncos.   In 2001 he threw 3 interceptions in a 24 to 17 loss to the New England Patriots, but the special teams gave up 14 points via a punt return, and a blocked field goal return for touchdowns.      In between those playoff years were three season that the Steelers fail to make the playoffs.   Stewart was inconsistent and took heat for his performance, but the one thing that bother me that his sexuality was questioned in the press.   In 1998, he was pulled out of a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Stewart was seen on the sidelines crying.   In 2002 he was replaced by Tommy Maddox and after that season he was released by the Steelers.   He played for the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens.     He is a broadcaster for ESPN and lives in Atlanta with his wife Porsha and son Syre.

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