Perry released from hospital

football picture of William Perry
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May 21, 2009

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) -- The "Fridge" is out of the hospital.

Aiken Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Melissa Summer said William "The Refrigerator" Perry was released from the hospital Wednesday. The former Chicago defensive lineman had been hospitalized for about month, treated for complications from
Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a chronic inflammation of the peripheral nerves.

Summer could offer no other details about the 46-year-old Perry's condition, other than that doctors considered him improved enough to go home.

A call to Perry's agent, Adam Plotkin, was not immediately returned. A phone at the home of Perry's nephew, Purnell Perry, went unanswered.

Perry was a 300-pound plus defensive tackle for the Bears' and scored a TD in the team's win over New England in the 1986 Super Bowl.

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