On This Date 4/17/1963

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In news that stuns the NFL, Commissioner Pete Rozelle suspends All-Pros Paul Hornung of the Green Bay Packers and Alex Karras for betting on NFL games. Hornung, who was the NFL MVP in 1961, was accused of betting $500 on NFL games from 1959-to 1961, while Karras admitted to making several bets of $50 or $100. Both suspensions lasted one year as they were reinstated in 1964.