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We just learned of the passing of one of the game's most colorful and controversial players.

Jack Tatum , "The Assassin", passed away of a heart attack today in an Oakland hospital.

Tatum was a All-Star defensive back at Ohio State in the late 1960's and then a Pro-Bowler with the Oakland Raiders, making a name for himself by leveling receivers with vicious hits that would most likely get him banned in today's NFL.

Tags: Jack Tatum, John Hicks, New York Giants, NFL, Oakland Raiders
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