Bart Starr victim of hazing: Hall of Fame QB was victim of 1950s hazing beating at Alabama

Bart Starr victim of hazing: Hall of Fame QB was victim of 1950s hazing beating at Alabama

Bart Starr was the victim of a brutal hazing ritual while at Alabama, which was the true cause of his career-long back issues, his wife has revealed.

The news outlet interviewed Starr’s wife Cherry, who said her husband was beat with a wooden paddle, and the injuries he suffered impacted him throughout his career.

Cherry Starr tells al.com’s Joseph Goodman that Starr’s career at Alabama suffered due to the hazing injuries, not a football-related injury, as was part of the cover story.

The report details Bart Starr’s initiation into the “A-Club” for varsity lettermen.

Of course, Starr went on to be one of the all-time greats in the NFL, winning two Super Bowls with the Green Bay Packers and a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Starr has been plagued by health problems over the past few years, including two strokes, a heart attack, and a minor break to his hip.

Despite his health setbacks, he was able to make it to Lambeau Field on Thanksgiving for the unveiling of Brett Favre’s retired number 4 at Lambeau Field.