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ROYC75 10-10-2012 09:00 AM

Mongo gone now, RIP!
Alex Karras, who gained fame in the NFL as a fearsome defensive lineman and later as an actor, has died. He was 77.

Craig Mitnick, Karras' attorney, said Karras died at home in Los Angeles on Wednesday, surrounded by family.

Karras had been suffering from dementia. He was among the more than 3,500 NFL players suing the league regarding the treatment of head injuries.

Detroit drafted Karras, who grew up in Gary, Ind., 10th overall in 1958 out of Iowa and he was a four-time All-Pro defensive tackle over 12 seasons with the franchise.

Karras may be even better known for his work as an actor. He portrayed an adoptive dad in the 1980s sitcom "Webster," and punched a horse in the 1974 comedy classic "Blazing Saddles."

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Dave Lane 10-10-2012 09:01 AM

Sorry to hear about your family's loss.

ROYC75 10-10-2012 09:07 AM


Originally Posted by Dave Lane (Post 8998192)
Sorry to hear about your family's loss.

HemiEd 10-10-2012 09:16 AM

RIP Alex Karras, one of the all time greats. He was one of the first NFL players I remember going from Jock to TV personality. Loved the guy.

KC Tattoo 10-10-2012 09:37 AM

ptlyon 10-10-2012 09:39 AM

"Mongo only pawn in chess game of life"

gblowfish 10-10-2012 09:44 AM

RIP Mongo.

Alex was a gentleman, and a hell of a defensive tackle. He had a great life.

Deberg_1990 10-10-2012 09:44 AM

Karras's family and Emmanuel Lewis were by his side when he died...........

boogblaster 10-10-2012 10:47 AM

RIP .. great player .....

FAX 10-10-2012 11:52 AM

A great player, smart man, and a wonderful personality.

A high-quality human being in extra large.



whoman69 10-10-2012 12:59 PM


Originally Posted by ptlyon (Post 8998284)
"Mongo only pawn in chess game of life"

I wanted to say that.

KC_Lee 10-10-2012 01:54 PM

Mongo is enjoying candy-grams in heaven now.

acesn8s 10-10-2012 02:24 PM

Mongo riding choo choo to heaven now.

burt 10-10-2012 02:46 PM

Alex Karras appeared to be a quality guy. I hope he RIP!

Psyko Tek 10-10-2012 06:19 PM

See the part about dementia?
hope the helmet tech is getting better

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