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Report: Mike Ditka Hospitalized For Heart Issue

Posted at 7:40 AM, Nov 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-24 07:40:49-05

(NBC SPORTS) — According to a report from the Chicago Sun-Times, Mike Ditka was hospitalized in Florida earlier this week.

Ditka was playing golf on Wednesday and was taken to a hospital in Naples, Fla., after complaining he was not feeling well. The report added that Ditka was treated for a heart-related ailment.

Ditka turned 79 last month and had a heart attack while coaching the Bears in 1988 and also had a stroke in 2012.

Ditka is one of the most iconic figures in Bears history for coaching the team to its only Super Bowl title in the 1985 season.