Weis testifies he had surgery to avoid health risks

Updated: February 15, 2007, 9:44 AM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Despite the potential risks, Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis decided to have gastric bypass surgery because he was afraid he would one day "drop dead" if he didn't lose weight.

Weis, who suffered life-threatening complications and nearly died after the June 2002 surgery, testified Wednesday in his medical malpractice case against two surgeons that he has struggled with his weight all his life.

"I've probably been on every diet known to mankind," he said in response to questions ...

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