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Mike Pyle, captain of 1963 Bears, dies at 76

Mike Pyle, captain of 1963 Bears, dies at 76

Mike Pyle, the center and captain of the 1963 NFL champion Bears, died Wednesday morning at Silverado Memory Care Community in Highland Park, his wife, Candy, confirmed. He was 76. “A long time, 18 months in that place. We all think that it was CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy),” Candy Pyle said. “His brain has been sent to Boston (University for testing).” Pyle suffered from dementia late in his life. He became a part of the lawsuit by multiple players against the NFL regarding CTE. Pyle was a seventh-round draft pick out of Yale in 1961 and played nine years with the Bears. He later provided pregame and postgame reports for WGN-AM 720. “Mike was...

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