Three players lose father in crash

Updated: August 11, 2010, 6:47 PM ET
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

The plane crash that killed former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska Monday night also claimed the life of the father of football players at three universities.

William "Bill" Phillips, who was Stevens' legislative director and chief of staff from 1981 to 1986, also was killed in the plane crash near Dillingham, in a remote part of Alaska.

Phillips, from Germantown, Md., was traveling on a fishing trip with Stevens when the plane slammed into a mountain with such force that it left ...

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