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Alex Karras

Alex Karras, John Mackey, Head Injuries and When Enough Is Enough

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 12.18.2012 | Sports
Kelly Kleiman

Most reports of Alex Karras's death noted that he had dementia, but not that he attributed his dementia to his years playing in the NFL. Nor did they...

Former Lions Star Dies

AP | LARRY LAGE | Posted 12.10.2012 | Sports

DETROIT — Alex Karras was a man of many roles. Fearsome NFL defensive lineman. Lovable TV dad. Hilarious big-screen cowboy....

Karras With Family During Final Days

AP | LARRY LAGE | Posted 12.09.2012 | Sports

Alex Karras was recently released from a California hospital after having kidney failure so he could spend his final days with family. ...

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Len Berman | Posted 12.09.2012 | New York
Len Berman

Chiefs fans cheered when their own quarterback Matt Cassel was knocked out of the game with a head injury. Fans there aren't in love with Cassel, but cheering an injury?

REPORT: Beloved Former Lions All-Pro In Grave Condition

AP | LARRY LAGE | Posted 12.08.2012 | Sports

DETROIT — Alex Karras' condition has deteriorated and the NFL team he played for is extending its sympathies. The Detroit Free Press and Detroi...

Alex Karras Joins Players' Lawsuit Against NFL

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 04.13.2012 | Sports

-- To a generation of TV and film fans, Alex Karras will forever be the loving adoptive dad on the 1980s sitcom "Webster" or the big guy who punched ...