Football: Bachelors II

For a man whose acting experience was limited to one role in a still unfinished Hollywood movie, Joe Willie Namath put on a surprisingly good show. For more than a month, the flamboyant quarterback of the champion New York Jets had most of his fans—and himself to boot—convinced that he was going to quit football. Professional Football Commissioner Pete Rozelle had ordered him to give up his part-ownership of the Manhattan gin mill Bachelors III, and to quit hanging around with the hoods and gamblers who populated the joint. Namath pleaded that...

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