February 25, 2013
LSU great Billy Cannon is expected to be released from a Baton Rouge hospital today. Cannon, the Tigers' 1959 Heisman Trophy winner, was hospitalized earlier this week after suffering a stroke.
Cannon spent Tuesday night in intensive care and was moved to a private room Wednesday. LSU confirmed Tuesday that, despite the stroke, Cannon was alert and coherent.
"I talked to him on Tuesday and he had a little slurred speech and a little restricted movement in his left arm," Cannon's former teammate Warren Rabb told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "What little movement he lost got back. He looked great. We were laughing and joking about old times."
Cannon, 75, is currently serving as a dentist for the Louisiana State Penitentiary.