Eagles legend Chuck Bednarik, rushed to a Lehigh Valley hospital Tuesday when he began experiencing a shortage of breath, a drop in blood pressure and feeling faint, is conscious, communicating and is as "feisty as ever," according to his son-in-law, Ken Safarowic.
Contrary to rumors that were swirling yesterday, Safarowic said Bednarik, 85, "did not have a heart attack and is not on life support."
"Those were some of the things I was getting hit with today," Safarowic said. "Really, he was just tired."
He said Bednarik, a Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker/center who starred on the Eagles' 1949 and '60 NFL championship teams, still was undergoing tests and doctors had yet to arrive at a diagnosis. He added that Bednarik has no ongoing conditions and he is "about as healthy as you can be at this stage" and doctors have determined his heart is OK.