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Update on William 'The Refrigerator' Perry

Lost in the hoopla and extravagance of Super Bowl Sunday was this story from ESPN's Tom Friend on the current condition of Bears legend William 'The Refrigerator' Perry. An excerpt:

His day consists of watching television and eating three or four meals prepared by his heart-broken wife, Valerie. She nags him to exercise, but says she gets "cussed out'' for it. She bugs him to take his medication but says she gets ignored over it. Her new trick, just to get him on his feet, is to tell him he has to come to the kitchen to eat his lunch. That's her best way to get "The Refrigerator'' to walk near the refrigerator.

Of course, then when she least expects it, her husband will hobble out the door and into his car. She knows exactly where he's headed: to the liquor store.

The story goes on to document his health struggles, and his current day-to-day challenges. Make sure to check out the full article, as it is a very compelling read.

It wasn't long ago here at WCG that we were celebrating the improvements of The Fridge, as things were certainly looking up for him at that time. Unfortunately, things seem to have taken a turn for the worse.

We will certainly keep Perry in our thoughts...