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London-born American football player Osi Umenyiora won two Super Bowl championships as a defensive end for the New York Giants.
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More setbacks came the following summer. Umenyiora's frustrations with his contract bubbled to the surface, as he held out during training camp and publicly accused Giants general manager Jerry Reese of lying about a promise to renegotiate. He then underwent another knee operation that knocked him out of action for the start of the season. But Umenyiora notched nine sacks in as many games after returning in October,
and he helped spur a late-season push that ended with another Super Bowl victory for the Giants. Shortly afterward, he met Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes, who would become his fiancée.
Umenyiora finally managed to get his contract reworked into a one-year deal for $7 million for the 2012 season, but followed with a disappointing campaign. Left unsigned by the Giants after 10 mostly successful seasons in New York, Umenyiora secured a solid two-year contract from the Atlanta Falcons, and pledged to return to his Pro Bowl form.
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