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LOS ANGELES (AFP) November 18, 2012, 4:01:32 PM EST

 

Mike Ditka, pictured in 2011, the former Chicago Bears coach and Hall of Fame NFL tight end who now works as a commentator for ESPN, was released from hospital Sunday after suffering a minor stroke, the network reported.

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Mike Ditka, pictured in 2011, the former Chicago Bears coach and Hall of Fame NFL tight end who now works as a commentator for ESPN, was released from hospital Sunday after suffering a minor stroke, the network reported.

 

Ditka, 73, told the Chicago Tribune on Friday that he realized something was amiss on Friday when he noticed his hands "weren't working quite right".

When the newspaper contacted him in hospital that evening he said the stroke was "not a big deal".

After a falling out with owner-coach George Halas, Ditka was traded to the Eagles in 1967, and finished his playing career with Dallas.

He and Tom Flores are the only men to win Super Bowl titles as a player, assistant coach and head coach.



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