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.
Wow was Jack diabetic at end of his life?
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.”