In Memoriam: Athletes We Lost in 2012

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  • Art Modell
  • Johnny Pesky
  • Michael Dokes
  • Steve Sabol
  • Emanuel Steward
  • Pascual Pérez
  • Jerry Brown
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  • Jovan Belcher
  • Hector "Macho" Camacho
  • Junior Seau
  • Bob Boozer
  • Joe Paterno
  • Sarah Burke
  • Samia Yusuf Omar
  • Stacy Robinson
  • Pedro Borbon
  • Teófilo Stevenson

Michael Dokes 

Former heavyweight champion boxer Michael Dokes died from liver cancer on Aug. 13 at the age of 54. In his career, he touched gloves with greats including Muhammad Ali, but his feats were overshadowed by his attempted murder conviction in 2000 for kidnapping and savagely beating his longtime girlfriend. 

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