Football still a hard-hitting game, despite pain it causes
Darryl Stingley, who died early Thursday a quadriplegic at age 55, had his career and his life irrevocably altered during an NFL game in which he absorbed a vicious and arguably unnecessary hit from Oakland safety Jack Tatum. Which brings us, sort of, to Ronnie Lott. Or Steve Atwater. Or John Lynch, Lawrence Taylor, Dick Butkus, Jack Lambert
Stingley's death and the difficult circumstances around it, with their unseemly loose ends and profound lack of closure, revive again ...
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