A Lion's Despair Alex Karras And NFL Gambling
by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Not since the 1946 NFL Championship game had two NFL players been caught up in betting on professional football games. Two New York Giants' players had been banished for their failure to report being approached by gamblers prior to the '46 title game. In 1963 an NFL gambling scandal emerged that was more widespread. It also involved two of the league's elite players, Alex Karras and Paul Hornung.