Dungy shouldn't have to live with regrets

Tony Dungy's tragic loss doesn't change the fact that family has always been a higher priority than football, Michael Smith writes.

Updated: December 23, 2005, 9:44 AM ET
By Michael Smith | ESPN.com

Little Jordan, you see, had just learned how to use a cell phone last Friday afternoon. He had gotten a hold of his mother's, and proceeded to repeatedly dial his father's office line until Jackie Cook, Tony Dungy's assistant, poked her head into the head coach's office and politely interrupted an interview. "It's Jordan. He's called three or four times … "

"Excuse me," Dungy told the reporter as he picked up the phone. Dungy had to ask a few times, and a couple of ways, but he ...

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