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Ex-Bears Coach Ditka Suffers Minor Stroke, ESPN Producer Says

Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Ditka suffered a minor stroke yesterday, a producer for ESPN said on Twitter.

Seth Markman posted on the social networking site that the 73-year-old former Chicago Bears coach, who works as a National Football League analyst for ESPN, fell ill yesterday and won’t appear on the network’s coverage this weekend.

“He wants everyone to know he’s ok,” Markman’s post said.

Ditka told the Chicago Tribune he was at a suburban Chicago country club playing cards when he noticed his hands “weren’t working quite right,” and that he had a problem speaking. He previously suffered a heart attack in 1988 while coaching the Bears.

Ditka led Chicago from 1982-92, guiding the team to its only Super Bowl championships after the 1985 season. He also coached the New Orleans Saints, following a Hall of Fame playing career as a tight end with Chicago, Philadelphia and Dallas.

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