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Ernie "Big Cat" Ladd has passed.

 

Am I the only one in East Texas that noticed ?

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Ernie Ladd, the giant defensive lineman with the Kansas City Chiefs, Houston Oilers and San Diego Chargers, who was one of the biggest names in pro wrestling during the 70s, passed away Sunday night from cancer. He was 68. The 6-9 Ladd, known as the Big Cat, was born and raised in Orange. He had been battling colon cancer, which spread to his stomach and bones for the past three plus years. Ladd was a member of the American Football League Hall of Fame, the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and the San Diego Hall of Champions as a football player and both the Wrestling Observer and WWE Hall of Fame as a pro wrestler.

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