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Ex-LSU Heisman winner Billy Cannon hospitalized


ANGOLA, La. (AP) - The warden of the state penitentiary at Angola says former Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon has been taken to a Baton Rouge hospital suffering stroke-like symptoms.

Warden Burl Cain tells The Advocate the 75-year-old Cannon, who has been director of the prison's dental program for about 15 years, was taken by ambulance from the prison early Tuesday afternoon.

Cain says a doctor at Angola's R.E. Barrow Treatment Center diagnosed Cannon with stroke-like symptoms. He says Cannon was conscious.

Cannon won the 1959 Heisman Trophy after starring at LSU.

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