Darryl Stingley, paralyzed by Tatum hit, dies at 55
Darryl Stingley spent more than half his life in a wheelchair, a symbol of the violence of the NFL, where large bodies collide at high speeds on every play.
He was only 26 when he clashed head-on with the Raiders' Jack Tatum during an exhibition at the Oakland Coliseum as they leaped for a pass.
That play has haunted the NFL for nearly three decades.
On Thursday, the after-effects of Stingley's grievous injury finally took his life at age 55.
He was pronounced dead ...
Read full story