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Chris Sullivan (American football)

Christopher Patrick Sullivan (born March 14, 1973) is a former professional American football defensive lineman for the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. After retiring following the 2001 season, Sullivan was arrested in 2005 in Attleboro, Massachusetts and charged with driving under the influence of drugs, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, illegal possession of a prescription drug, disorderly conduct, and driving to endanger.[1]

Chris Sullivan
No. 74
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1973-03-14) March 14, 1973 (age 46)
North Attleborough, Massachusetts
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:279 lb (127 kg)
Career information
High school:North Attleborough
(North Attleborough, Massachusetts)
College:Boston College
NFL Draft:1996 / Round: 4 / Pick: 119
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Fumble recoveries:3
Player stats at

In 2008, two weeks after becoming sober, Sullivan attended a parents' night at a local school. The topic of the night was drugs, as Kathi Meyer had spoken to the school earlier that day. Her daughter, Taylor, had died due to underage drinking after partying with friends, after which Kathi became an advocate for ending teen addiction.

The two fell in love after this night and married in 2011. They now travel to schools across the East Coast speaking about alcoholism and addiction. [2]


  1. ^ Former defensive end Sullivan pleads innocent to heroin, other charges USA Today. Accessed 22 November 2007.
  2. ^ "Underage Binge Drinking Preventiona Speaker | Anti Teen Drinking Speaker | Youth Speaker". Retrieved 2018-03-21.

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