American Football – Former Patriots defender Williams dies

– Former New England nose tackle Lester Williams, who played for the Patriots in Super Bowl 20 (the 1985 season) which saw them thrashed 46-10 by the Chicago Bears, died on Wednesday at his home in Alabama aged 58, the team said. Williams recorded 99 tackles, five sacks and three fumble recoveries in his four seasons with the Patriots, from 1982-85. "I am very proud to be part of the 1982 draft class, and having Lester Williams as a part of that class made playing defense a lot more fun," said linebacker Andre Tippett.