'North Dallas Forty' author dies in Michigan

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 1974 file photo, former Dallas Cowboys flanker, and author Peter Gent poses with copies of his bestseller "North Dallas Forty," in New York. Gent, whose book about the seamier side of football was made into a movie by the same name, has died in his native Michigan. D.L. Miller Funeral Home says Gent died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at age 69 in Bangor, where he grew up. No other details were immediately available. (AP Photo, File)

October 1, 2011 3:28:20 PM PDT
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. He was 69.