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Ex-LSU Heisman winner Billy Cannon hospitalized

Updated: February 19, 2013, 6:17 PM ET
Associated Press

ANGOLA, La. -- Billy Cannon's family said the former LSU Heisman Trophy winner was hospitalized Tuesday after suffering a stroke.

In an emailed statement, the family said Cannon, 75, "is alert and resting."

"He did have a stroke and the doctors will conduct tests to see the extent. They will keep him in ICU tonight and watch him overnight," the statement said. "The family thanks everyone for their prayers and concerns."

Cannon was transported by ambulance from the state penitentiary ...

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