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Karl Sweetan

Age: 57

NFL quarterback in the 1960s and 70s who was accused of orchestrating a scheme to steal a L.A. Rams playbook in 1972: first-round draft pick of Detroit in 1965; tied NFL record by throwing a 99-yard touchdown pass to Pat Studstill in 1966; also played for New Orleans and Los Angeles; along with his cousin, was charged with wire fraud and interstate transportation of stolen property and arrested by the FBI after Saints coach J.D. Roberts notified the league that Sweetan wanted to sell him a L.A. Rams playbook; indictments were never sought because the value of the playbooks were estimated at less than that would make it a federal crime; He died of complications of vascular surgery.

Died: Las Vegas, July 2

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