Long indicted on fraud, arson charges recently

PITTSBURGH -- Former Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long, who was indicted on federal fraud and arson charges three
months ago, died at UPMC Passavant Hospital on Tuesday. He was

Cause of death was not disclosed.

Long was the Steelers' starting right guard from 1984-91. He
was suspended for violating the NFL's steroids policy in his
last year with Pittsburgh.

Steelers president Art Rooney II issued the following statement
on Wednesday:

"The entire Steelers organization is saddened by the unexpected
death of Terry Long. Terry was a very good player and extremely
hard worker throughout his playing career. He will be missed
by his former teammates and co-workers who enjoyed his
camaraderie as part of the Steeler family."

In March, Long was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges
he fraudulently obtained loans for a chicken-processing plant
which prosecutors claimed he burned to the ground for insurance