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Alex Karras has just days to live because of kidney failure, according to a friend of the 77-year-old former Detroit Lions defensive tackle.
Tom McInerney, a Karras family friend, told the Detroit Free Press he learned of the ex-Lion's deteriorating condition Monday morning in a phone call from Karras' wife, Susan Clark. McInerney said Karras is in the hospital and that he's expected to live for just a few days.
Karras, 77, played for the Lions from 1958 to 1970 and was part of the their infamous "Fearsome Foursome" defensive unit of the early 1960s. He embarked on a successful acting career after his football days, with a starring role in the 1974 Mel Brooks film, "Blazing Saddles." Karras also starred in the 1980s sitcom "Webster."
In recent years, Karras was part of a concussion lawsuit against the NFL involving more than 3,000 former players. He also was diagnosed with cancer and dementia.
http://www.freep.com/article/20121008/SPORTS01/121008090/detroit-lions-alex-karras-kidney-failureAlex Karras has just days to live because of kidney failure, according to a friend of... more
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Caleb Campbell will not get a chance to play for the Detroit Lions because of a change in military policy.
Campbell was a seventh-round draft pick for the Lions in April. At the time, Army policy would have allowed the West Point graduate to serve as a recruiter if he made the team.
But a subsequent Department of Defense policy has superseded the 2005 Army policy.
Caleb Campbell will not get a chance to play for the Detroit Lions because of a change... more
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