SPORT magazine article, August 1969, confirms Namath to Alabama begins and ends with Maryland

Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN Sometimes I receive challenges -- albeit feeble efforts -- to stories debunking a tired and unsubstantiated claim that Michigan State coach Duffy Daugherty traded Joe Namath in 1961 to Alabama coach Bear Bryant for Charlie Thornhill in 1963. It is complete fiction, a tall tale promulgated largely to obfuscate Bryant resisting integration until signing his first Black player in 1970, Wilbur Jackson. And sometimes I hear from someone like Victor…

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