The
following is a list of FBI files on different sports figures throughout the
decades.


 Declassified Sports Figure FBI Files









andygranatelli Granatelli,
Anthony “Andy”
  
– [12 Pages, 1.7MB] – Anthony “Andy”
Granatelli (March 18, 1923 – December 29, 2013) was an American businessman,
most prominent as the CEO of STP (motor oil company) as well as a major
figure in automobile racing events. Granatelli was born in Dallas, Texas.
Along with his brothers Vince and Joe, he first worked as an auto mechanic
and “speed-shop” entrepreneur, modifying engines such as the “flathead” Ford
into racing-quality equipment. During World War II, he became a promoter of
automobile racing events, such as the “Hurricane Racing Association,” which
combined racing opportunities for up-and-coming drivers with crowd-pleasing theatrics.
Hurricane events, according to Granatelli in his autobiography They Call Me
Mister 500, included drivers who were experts at executing—and
surviving—roll-over and end-over-end crashes, and also an ambulance that not
only got caught up into the race but also ejected a stretcher (with a dummy
on it) into the way of the racers.

johnsimmskellyKelly,
John Simms “Shipwreck”
 [124 Pages, 69.7MB]
– John Simms “Shipwreck” Kelly (July 8, 1910 – August 17, 1986) was a
professional American football player who played halfback in the National
Football League; he was also an owner and banker, most prominent in New York
City in the 1930s and 1940s. He played five seasons for the New York Giants
(1932) and the Brooklyn Dodgers (1933–1937). Kelly became a player-coach and
later a player/coach/owner with the Dodgers football club, the successor to
the Dayton Triangles, a charter member of the NFL. He gained his nickname
from Alvin “Shipwreck” Kelly, who was famous for pole-sitting in the 1920s.
 During World War II, Kelly was recruited by the FBI to travel to Cuba,
Mexico, Peru, Chile and Argentina to track the activities of wealthy German
expatriates helping the Nazi cause.

Joe PaternoPaterno,
Joe
[872 Pages, 36.48MB] – Joseph Vincent “Joe” Paterno,
sometimes referred to as “JoePa,” was an American college football coach who
was the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions from 1966 to 2011. His
career ended with his dismissal from the team for his role in the Penn State
child sex abuse scandal.

Irving Resnick Resnick,
Irving
 
[366 Pages, 15.90MB] – Irving “Ash”
Resnick (1916-1989) was a Las Vegas casino executive and sports promoter.
This release consists of FBI investigative files covering the years 1961 to
1975. Over this period, the Bureau investigated Resnick on a number of
allegations concerning potential illegal gambling and racketeering
violations; it also investigated a 1974 attempt to kill Resnick.

Jackie RobinsonRobinson,
Jackie
[132 Pages, 9MB] – Jackie Robinson made history as
the first African-American to play baseball in the Major Leagues when he
signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1946. Mr. Robinson was never the subject
of an FBI investigation; however, his name came to the attention of the FBI
as a result of his National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
membership. In 1949, he testified before the House Committee on Un-American
Activities during the hearings regarding Communist Infiltration of Minority
Groups.

George SteinbrennerSteinbrenner,
George
[960 Pages, 44.32MB] – George Michael
Steinbrenner, III (1930-2010) is best known as the principal owner and
managing partner of the New York Yankees for 37 years. This release contains
material from three files covering illegal campaign contributions made by
Steinbrenner and his company to the Nixon presidential campaign; a laboratory
analysis for the Federal Highway Administration of several anonymous letters
concerning possible fraud in the federal aid highway program in Ohio; and Steinbrenner’s
appeal for a pardon from his conviction for illegal campaign financing and
obstruction of justice.


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