Oilers' Earl Campbell pushing for better health coverage

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    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The sleek black Mercedes whipped into valet parking. Anyone expecting the driver to get out of the car with the same grace and style was in for a shock.

    With the aid of the valet, Earl Campbell slowly emerged.

    Left foot first, right foot next. Once they were both solidly on the ground, the Heisman Trophy winner and NFL Hall of Famer grabbed his walker with both hands and shuffled with bent back and crooked knees toward the door of the Barton Creek Resort.

    Campbell was being honored this weekend by the Heisman Winners Association, a gathering to raise money for charity and toast the former Texas Longhorn 30 years after he won college sports' most prestigious individual trophy.

    But the body that was built for football now looks broken.

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