Death of Alex Karras

July 15, 1935 - October 10, 2012
Los Angeles, California | Age 77

Former NFL lineman and actor dies at 77
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LARRY LAGE, The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Alex Karras was a man of many roles.

Fearsome NFL defensive lineman. Lovable TV dad. Hilarious big-screen cowboy.

And in the end, a dementia victim who blamed the NFL for his illness along with thousands of former players in lawsuits accusing the league of not doing enough to protect them from the long-term effects of head injuries.

The 77-year-old Karras, who managed to be tough, touching and tragic in the...

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