Darryl Stingley Dies
If you were a football fan in the 1970s you remember him. He was a wide receiver for the New England Patriots, paralyzed after taking a hit
from Jack Tatum in a preseason game in 1978.
An autopsy revealed contributing factors were bronchial pneumonia, quadriplegia, spinal cord injury and coronary atherosclerosis, the medical examiner's office said.
"I am deeply saddened by the death of Darryl Stingley," Tatum said in a statement released by the Raiders. "Darryl will be forever remembered for his strength and courage. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family."
Amen. Tatum took a lot of criticism over the event, but it was just a good, solid NFL hit.
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