Former actor and football star, Alex Karras, dies at 77

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File photo of former Detroit Lion Alex Karras attending a Detroit Lions NFL game at Ford Field in Detroit(Reuters) – Alex Karras, a hulking giant with a puckish personality who starred on the football field for the Detroit Lions and later in the television sitcom "Webster," died on Wednesday at the age of 77, his attorney said. Karras had been suffering from kidney failure, dementia, heart disease and cancer in recent years, his family said. Earlier this year, Karras joined a class-action lawsuit by former National Football League players who said the NFL did not do enough to protect them from head injuries. The suit said he had sustained repeated head trauma. …