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Father of Raiders coach Dennis Allen dies at 66

Updated: December 5, 2012, 1:17 AM ET
Associated Press

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Grady Allen, the father of Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen and a former NFL linebacker, has died. He was 66.

The Raiders said Tuesday that Grady Allen died overnight from cardiac arrest. Dennis Allen had left the Raiders on Sunday night to go to the Dallas area to be with his father, who was hospitalized last week.

"When we first heard it, we were shocked," cornerback Michael Huff said. "We knew he was sick but we didn't know to what extreme. When we first heard ...

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