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Posted on 07/27/2010 12:25:17 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
Former Oakland Raiders and Ohio State defensive back Jack Tatum has died of a heart attack.
Tatum, a three-time Pro Bowler, was 61.
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He used to put some awesome hits on receivers. Drew a flag from time to time as well.
61 is way too young.
The Assassin is dead. Daryl Stingley could not be reached for comment.
“He used to put some awesome hits on receivers.”
And in one case, crippling.
Take your vitamins, Howie Long!
Lord have mercy on him. He does have a thing or two to answer for.
Yes he is. I never had much use for Tatum. It wasn't the hit, but he never went and visited Stingley or said anything until years later. Stingley was going to meet him until he found out Tatum only wanted to have a photo op for one of his books.
Tatum ended up having his right leg amputated and all of the toes on his left leg.
As do we all
That the same dude
I remember going to LA Raider game see LAPD beat crap out of gang member in 3 quarters sometime that beatdown was more entertaining than what on the field toward last years of LA Raiders games LOL!
Wow was Jack diabetic at end of his life?
Well, from a die-hard Steelers fan and one who lived through the 70’s dynasty and Lynn Swann’s concussion and Darryl Stingley’s hit (tatum helmet speared him folks, I watched it!)Just one thing to say:
Broadcaster John Madden, the Raiders’ coach at the time, remained close to Stingley, visiting him in the hospital daily after the injury.
“After the game, when we found out that Darryl was paralyzed, John told him that from now on he was a Raider and we should treat him as one,” Upshaw said.
During his induction last summer into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Madden’s thoughts weren’t far from Stingley when he said, “We all like to see hard, aggressive play, but you always want the guy to get up.”
Asbestos flame-retardant clothing on! /sarc
Yes he was. I wasn’t a fan of his, but he had a hard row at the end. Died a piece at a time.
I remember that hit, and either one or both of those guys could have been seriously injured. There was no flag on the play and league officials played and replayed it ad infinitum to determine if Tatum should be held responsible. It just didn’t look like anything but hard-nosed football.
Stingley was bitter about it and Tatum didn’t want to face him. Tatum became diabetic and suffered numerous serious medical conditions related to that. He obviously didn’t take very good care of his diabetes.
The NFL was so much more colorful in the 70’s and the Raiders definitely had the brightest cast of characters.
RIP Mr Tatum
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