I'm crushed. Dude's writings were pure gold.
Steve White, who played football for the University of Tennessee and later spent seven seasons in the NFL as a defensive lineman, died Tuesday. He was 48.
White played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets from 1996-2002. He posted on Twitter in April that he had been battling chronic lymphocytic leukemia for eight years and would soon be checking into the Moffitt Cancer Center for a bone marrow transplant.
Friends, fans, colleagues and former teammates took to Twitter to pay tribute to White, who later worked as a writer for SB Nation beginning in 2013.