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    The Assassin has died

    The man they called ‘The Assassin’ has died.


    Multiple media reports indicate that Jack Tatum, the fierce hitting safety for the Oakland Raiders and before that Ohio State University, had died today of a heart attack. Tatum was 61.
    Great hitter, sympathies to his family
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    Re: The Assassin has died

    Sad news for the buckeye community.

    I saw him on the side lines either last year or the year before and he looked like a homeless man. I wondered if all those hard hits had left an impact.

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    Re: The Assassin has died

    Ever notice that football players don't tend to live long lives?

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    Re: The Assassin has died

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    Ever notice that football players don't tend to live long lives?
    Don't think this stemmed from his football career. He was diabetic and had arterial issues that cost him his leg.

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    Re: The Assassin has died

    Physically Jack Tatum was a mess. The diabetes absolutely destroyed him. I saw him a couple of years ago, outside the Buckeye Hall of Fame Cafe, and he looked very sickly. He had a leg amputated, and I believe he was missing all the toes on the remaining foot.
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    Re: The Assassin has died

    Sad news.
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    Thanks for the memories, Tatum.

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    Re: The Assassin has died

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckWild03 View Post
    Don't think this stemmed from his football career. He was diabetic and had arterial issues that cost him his leg.
    While I don't know how, I wouldn't be surprised if his football career contributed to his long-term health however indirectly. Makes players that retire early, like Barry Sanders, look smart in my eyes.
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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    Re: The Assassin has died

    I was a huge Raiders fan back in the 70s and can well remember how atum played. RIP.
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