Sunday, November 11, 2007

Another win for the Gipper

Wow! Can you imagine the scandal had it turned out that the claim was true! Would George Gipp's estate be responsible for child support, dozens of years later therefore the amount owed with interest would be some millions of dollars?

Would Ronald's Regan's famous death bed scene be removed from the movie, Knute Rockne, All American? or would it have been replaced by an all together different bedroom scene as Reagan exhorts his girl, to "Score one for the Gipper? Doh!

Tis okay though, American legend remains chaste and pure, apparently.

DNA Tests Show Football Hero George Gipp Didn't Father Child
Saturday, November 10, 2007

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — DNA from the recently exhumed body of college football hero George Gipp shows he was not the father of a child born shortly after his death, quelling longstanding rumors, relatives said Saturday.
Gipp's remains were taken Oct. 4 for testing from a cemetery near the Upper Peninsula village of Laurium. Rick Frueh, whose grandmother was Gipp's sister, said in a statement he authorized the exhumation, which angered some family members.

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