Sport: The Assassin

A bone-jarring autobiography

His team failed to reach Super Bowl XIV, but Oakland Raiders Safety Jack Tatum is making his presence known off the field with about as much impact as the bruising tackles that have made him one of football's worst-feared defensive players. Tatum, who left New England Patriots Receiver Darryl Stingley paralyzed from the neck down after a 1978 encounter, has set down a chilling account of his violent career. The book, written with Pro-turned-Journalist Bill Kushner, was published last week (Everest House; $9.95). Its grisly title: They Call Me Assassin....

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