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January 11, 2006

Jack Snow Succumbs to Staph Infection

A blood-borne staph infection has taken the life of Jack Snow, the star wide receiver for the LA Rams football team from 1965-75. His infection was likely not MRSA, acording to this comment in an AP article on Snow's death:
Rams internal medicine physician Douglas Pogue said last week that Snow's staph infection originated as a sinus infection, then entered the bloodstream and infected an artificial hip joint. His staph infection was not the kind that is resistant to first-line antibiotics, like the one several Rams players suffered three years ago, Pogue said.
Snow was just 62, busy in his post-career profession as a Rams football-game radio broadcaster. He also served as a volunteer coach for Rams players during practices.


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