Sport: Superbawl

Bernie Parrish loved violence, particularly the violence he wreaked on opposing players as an aggressive, clothes-lining cornerback for the N.F.L.'s Cleveland Browns in the early 1960s. His toughness on the field earned him an All-Pro rating; out of uniform he served as vice president of the N.F.L. Players' Association. Unlike St. Louis Cardinals Linebacker Dave Meggyesy or New York Jets Wide Receiver George Sauer. who recently left football because they felt it was dehumanizing, Parrish claims to love the sport. Now a Teamster official, he "retired," according to his own account, because...

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