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Ladd, only person in AFL, WWF halls of fame, dies

Updated: March 12, 2007, 8:57 PM ET
Associated Press

GRAMBLING, La. -- Ernie "Big Cat" Ladd, who starred in professional football and professional wrestling, has died. He was 68.

Ladd, the only person in both the American Football League and World Wrestling Federation halls of fame, died Saturday night after a long bout with cancer.

"It's a personal loss not just to our family, but to the whole community," said Eddie Robinson Jr., whose ailing father coached Ladd at Grambling State. "I was fortunate enough to be in high school ...

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