Orange County Saved NFL Great Dick Butkus?

You can blame Orange County for many things: Laguna Beach, The Hills, TBN, professional Holocaust deniers, Allan Mansoor, Public Enemy Number One Death Squad, Curt Pringle.

But a Chicago newspaper is reporting this morning that OC might have actually made a positive contribution to society.
Yep, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, legendary NFL star Dick Butkus was saved on our precious soil.


In August 2001, the retired Chicago Bear's linebacker accepted a free, five-minute heart screening at the Orange County Heart Institute and was startled to learn that he “had one foot on a banana peel and the other in a grave” because of “an alarming buildup of calcium in his veins,” wrote reporter Sean Jensen.
In response, Butkus–who turned 68 this month and nowadays lives in Malibu–underwent emergency heart surgery that he believes saved his life.
You can read the Sun-Times story HERE.
–R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly

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