Cannon checks out of hospital after stroke

BATON ROUGE (AP) — LSU vice chancellor Herb Vincent says former Tigers great Billy Cannon has checked out of a hospital, two

days after being admitted for treatment of a stroke.

Vincent says one of Cannon's family members informed him Thursday that Cannon was on his way home.

Cannon's family has said that the 1959

Heisman Trophy winner was performing his job as dentist at the Louisiana

State Penitentiary

in Angola on Tuesday when he showed symptoms of a stroke and was

taken by ambulance to a hospital.

The family has not released specifics about the prognosis for Cannon's recovery.

In addition to starring at LSU, Cannon had a successful pro career in the American Football League with the Houston Oilers

and Oakland Raiders, and then went to dental school.