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Sunday, March 02, 2008

AP: Feds Probed Max McGee

Hard-partying Green Bay Packers receiver Max McGee, who scored the first touchdown in Super Bowl history, had a gambling habit that the FBI tracked after his career ended, newly released records show.

Agents investigated McGee for about a year, from late 1972 through September 1973, before dropping the case for lack of evidence, according to records released to The Associated Press under the federal Freedom of Information Act.

Information in the late player's file appears to show the FBI thought he was a bookmaker but determined he wasn't. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Sunday he did not know about the FBI's probe of McGee.

"I'll be damned," McGee's former teammate and longtime friend Jerry Kramer said when told of the file released to the AP last week. "You know he was betting. Everybody knows that," Kramer said Friday from his home in Boise, Idaho. "I kind of thought it was more of a social thing than serious gambling."

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