Louisiana State Penitentiary Warden Burl Cain said a prison ambulance transported former LSU football star Billy Cannon to a Baton Rouge hospital about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday for treatment of a possible stroke.
Cannon, the 1959 Heisman Trophy winner, is a dentist and has been director of the prison’s dental program for about 15 years.
Cain said a doctor at the R.E. Barrow Treatment Center at Angola said Cannon, 75, appeared to be having a stroke, and arrangements were made to transfer him to a Baton Rouge hospital.
“He (Cannon) was conscious and coherent, but it was coming on him
,” Cain said the doctor told him.
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