Family: Paternity test from football hero's DNA proves negative

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

DNA from George Gipp's recently exhumed body shows he's not the father of a child born shortly after his death.

Relatives say the discovery quells longstanding rumors.

Gipp's remains were taken from a cemetery last month for testing near the Upper Peninsula village of Laurium.

Gipp died in 1920 from pneumonia and a strep infection during his senior year at Notre Dame. He's known for the deathbed exhortation "win one for the Gipper."

The DNA testing of the bone was conducted at a laboratory in Dallas, Texas. Results this week showed no link between Gipp and Eva Bright, a South Bend, Indiana woman Gipp had dated for about a year before his death.

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