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Gale Sayers and Dwight Clark, NFL legends with bad diagnoses, 'suspect' football is to blame

Mar 20, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

Amid a weekend dominated by headlines about March Madness, there was a double whammy of awful news about two great, beloved former NFL players.

A story from Kansas City detailed the dementia that is claiming the memories of Gale Sayers, the Chicago Bears' legendary running back, while Dwight Clark, the San Francisco 49ers' wide receiver who was one half of "The Catch," announced that he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

For both men, there is an awareness that playing football may b...