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by Ivan Maisel

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Birmingham, Ala. | Nov. 18, 1961

In 1961, Alabama's Darwin Holt broke the jaw of Georgia Tech defender Chick Graning on a Tide punt return. Cries of brutality descended upon Alabama coach Bear Bryant, especially in a 1962 story in The Saturday Evening Post. The Post then charged that Bryant and former Georgia coach Wally Butts conspired to fix a game in Alabama's favor. The coaches sued the Post and won six-figure settlements.