Found October 01, 2011 on GridironFans.com:
Former NFL player Peter Gent, whose book about the seamier side of football was made into the movie, ''North Dallas Forty,'' has died in his native Michigan. D.L. Miller Funeral Home says Gent died Friday at age 69 in Bangor, where he grew up but no other details were immediately available. Gent was a star basketball player at Michigan State University in the 1960s. He didn't play college football but got an NFL tryout with the Dallas Cowboys in 1964 and played five seasons with the team. Released in 1973, his novel ''North Dallas Forty'' was made into a movie six years later. It starred Nick Nolte and Mac Davis.

Source: Associated Press
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