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Tucker fighting for more than NFL career

Updated: June 28, 2004, 2:56 PM ET
By Myron Medcalf | ESPN The Magazine

Former Wisconsin Badger and Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback B.J. Tucker is facing his toughest challenge and it has nothing to do with backpedaling or Cover 3.

As of May 3, Tucker, a native of Sierra Leone, was denied the right to be legally employed in the United States after the Temporary Protected Status agreement for immigrants from his homeland expired. Immigrants from Sierra Leone living in America were granted TPS in 1997 due to extensive fighting in the West African nation. Tucker ...

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