5 Facts About Dan Rooney

1. In 2008, Dan Rooney became an honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

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2. In 2008, Dan Rooney gave $30,000 to a Democratic Party committee that aided Obama's campaign, according to CQ MoneyLine, a non-partisan group that tracks political contributions.

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3. On March 19, 2008, Dan Rooney released wide receiver Cedrick Wilson from the Steelers, after he was arrested for punching his former girlfriend.

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4. In 1960, Dan Rooney originally worked as director of personnel for the Steelers.

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5. Outside of football, Dan Rooney served as the United States Ambassador to Ireland, from July 2009 until his resignation in December 2012.

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