Richmond Times-Dispatch

Former coachHanif­an dead

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Jim Hanifan, a former St. Louis Cardinals coach who returned to the city as offensive line coach to help the Rams win the Super Bowl, died Tuesday at 87.

Hanifan’s daughter told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he died Tuesday at Missouri Baptist Hospital. She said the cause of death hasn’t been determined, but said it wasn’t related to COVID-19.

The Cardinals’ head coach from 1980 to 1985, Hanifan is best known for his offensive lines as an assistant with St. Louis and Washington. He coached star tackle Dan Dierdorf and notorious guard Conrad Dobler with St. Louis, then directed the “Hogs” in Washington.

Hanifan went 39–49–1 with the Cardinals, reaching the playoffs in 1982. He won Super Bowls as an assistant with Washington after the 1991 season and the Rams after the 1999 season. zarena was released by authoritie­s in Mexico City on Thursday after his former partner told a judge that she did not want to press charges.

Arozarena was arrested Tuesday for a situation involving custody of his daughter, just two weeks after he won the Babe Ruth award for the Most Valuable Player in the postseason.

Arozarena has made no public comment and it was not clear if he had a lawyer.

The Yucatan state prosecutor­s’ office said Tuesday that Arozarena was detained “for problems relating to his ex-partner.” It was not clear if he was formally charged with any crime. Mexican law allows a two-day period for prosecutor­s to decide whether to bring charges. Normally suspects are held in jail pending that decision.

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