One of the most infamous chapters in Detroit sports history involved Alex Karras-- defensive lineman for the Detroit Lions--and William Franklin.
The New York Tribune's coverage of the beating was titled, "Cobb Turns to Boxing." Alex Karras vs. Dick the Bruiser Two bouts, one informal.
THE DICK THE BRUISER VS ALEX KARRAS AFFAIR . received their fair share of injuries while attempting to calm the fighting mob down.