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Senate majority leader practices politics of personal destruction
Topic - Craig Mitnick
Alex Karras, the rugged lineman who anchored the Detroit Lions' defense in the 1960s, then went on to an acting career in which he starred in the sitcom "Webster" and famously punched a horse in the 1974 comedy "Blazing Saddles," died Wednesday. He was 77.
Alex Karras was a man of many roles.
Alex Karras was recently released from a California hospital after having kidney failure so he could spend his final days with family.
Mark Rypien is a Super Bowl MVP and champion, a former quarterback for the Washington Redskins and other teams who reached football's pinnacle and now wonders at what cost.
"All of those `experts' said this would be a 10-year process, but I personally believe both sides did whatever they had to, to help retired players _ and at the same time, to not change the game of football as we know it," said Craig Mitnick, one of the players' lawyers.
"It's an ironic tragedy that Alex had to live with devastating effects from playing the game he loved," Mitnick said.