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JFK assassination hit Lombardi hard, former Packers players recall

5:48 PM, Nov. 22, 2013
Green Bay Packers coach was noticeably affected by the death of President John F. Kennedy, whom he considered a close friend, according to former players.
Green Bay Packers coach was noticeably affected by the death of President John F. Kennedy, whom he considered a close friend, according to former players.
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Vince Lombardi hid it well, but some of his former players said the legendary Green Bay Packers coach took the assassination of President John F. Kennedy very hard.

"There's no question that bothered him as much as anything I'd ever seen," Hall of Fame defensive lineman Willie Davis said in a telephone interview this week.

Friday marked the 50-year anniversary of Kennedy's death, and Davis remembers Lombardi being stoic and internalizing his grief over the slain president. ...

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