But his death was surely brought on by his excessive coke snorting...which killed his football career.
If he had not been so coked up...he would have been one of the top RBs in NFL history. He was big, fast, and a excellent receiver out of the backfield
I saw him playing at the top of his form back in San Diego in the early 80s. I never got the story about why he was dropped from the team and the sportscasters seemed very reluctant to talk about it.
Leitner, who was probably the “go to” sportscaster in San Diego at the time simply likened it to a “divorce” and refused to talk about it.
But yeah, I remember him being big, fast, good hands, and he could take hits and keep charging.
My younger bro lived in SD for a lot longer than I did, and always liked to quip about how Muncie liked to streak up the sideline because the white chalk line lured him irresistibly.