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Ex-Bears coach Mike Ditka hospitalized

Friday, November 16, 2012
Mike Ditka enters an elevator outside of the Senate Chamber, after speaking to Republicans on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, March 17, 2011.(AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

Mike Ditka enters an elevator outside of the Senate Chamber, after speaking to Republicans on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, March 17, 2011.(AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka suffered what is described as a minor stroke.

"I am fine," Ditka told Chicago ABC7's Mark Giangreco. "I probably had a very slight stroke." Ditka said he is being kept overnight in the hospital.

Ditka just turned 73 on October 18.

In 1988, he had a mild heart attack and was back to work in a week. Since then he has had both hips and knees replaced.

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