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Ditka begins distributing NFL ex-player fund's assets to charity

Updated: December 21, 2007, 2:54 AM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka made the first of two moves to dissolve his trust for needy retired players on Thursday by giving $300,000 to a Chicago-based charity.

Ditka announced last week he would dissolve his Hall of Fame Assistance Trust Fund in the wake of a published report the charity had given only a small amount of money to its intended recipients.

Ditka is an outspoken critic of the National Football League and its Players Association's treatment ...

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