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Bill Maas

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Position: Defensive Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1962-03-02) March 2, 1962 (age 54)
Place of birth: Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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Career information
High school: Newtown Square (PA) Marple Newtown
College: Pittsburgh
NFL draft: 1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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Sacks: 40
Touchdowns: 2
Safeties: 2
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William Thomas Maas (born March 2, 1962) is a former American football defensive tackle who played for the Kansas City Chiefs (1984–1992), and the Green Bay Packers (1993). Maas was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1986 and 1987. In 1984 Maas was named The NFL Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press. He currently works as a commentator for Fox Sports.From 1998-01, he served as studio anchor and game analyst for NFL games. Last season he reported games for the network.

Bill's early years were spent in suburban Pennsylvania where he grew up alongside his sister Lizanne (Annie), his brother Murray Xavier, and his adopted Vietnamese brother, Ngo.

Legal problems

On July 6, 2007, Maas was arrested for drug and weapons possession after a traffic stop in East Peoria, Illinois. He was released from jail two days later.[1]

The USA Today reported 7/8/2007: Maas, 45, and a passenger in his Hummer, Sarah J. Murphy, 27, were arrested late Friday by Illinois State Police. During the stop on Illinois Route 116, police indicated that Maas seemed nervous, which prompted police to request a search of the vehicle, to which Maas consented.

The search turned up a .22-caliber revolver, five grams of suspected marijuana, six grams of suspected cocaine and 28 pills of Ecstasy, according to police. Both Maas and Murphy were charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. Maas was also booked on a charge of unlawful use of a weapon.

On September 5, 2007, Maas was questioned and released following an incident at Kansas City International Airport in which authorities reportedly found a loaded 9mm Glock in a bag brought by the former football player to the airport before attempting to board a plane. The gun was confiscated at a screening station and Maas was taken to the airport police station for questioning, at which point he claimed to have picked up the wrong bag before coming to the airport. The incident is still under investigation.[2]


  1. ^ "Former NFL player Bill Maas arrested". Associated Press. 2007-07-08. Retrieved 2008-06-06. 
  2. ^ "Former Chief detained by airport police". The Kansas City Star. 2007-09-06. Retrieved 2007-09-06. [dead link]