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William 'Refrigerator' Perry hospitalized in S.C.

AIKEN, S.C. - Former Chicago Bears defensive linemanWilliam "The Refrigerator" Perry remains hospitalized in SouthCarolina.

Aiken Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Melissa Summer saidWednesday that Perry is in serious condition. The 46-year-old Perryhas been hospitalized to deal with complications fromGuillain-Barre (gee-LAN' bah-RAY') Syndrome, a chronic inflammationdisorder of the peripheral nerves.

Perry's nephew, Purnell Perry, said Tuesday that his uncle wasadmitted more than a week ago but was expected to recover. A manwho answered the phone Wednesday at Purnell Perry's home in Aikensaid he couldn't comment on the football player's hospitalization.

The 300-pound plus defensive tackle played for the Bears' 1985Super Bowl team, and helped lead Clemson to the 1981 nationalchampionship.

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