CHICAGO -- Former New England Patriots' receiver Darryl Stingley, who was paralyzed after a hard hit during an NFL exhibition game nearly 30 years ago, has died. He was 55.
Stingley was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital early Thursday after he was found unresponsive in his Chicago home, according to Tony Brucci an investigator with the Cook County medical examiner's office.
Uh, that wasn't the Packers. That was Green Bay mayor Jim Schmitt trying to get a little free publicity out of the miraculous 'Zona/Vikes finish that iced the '03 NFC North championship for the Pack. Hell, even ESPN put that thing on the air.