Screenshot courtesy of ESPN | Carl Weathers played in the NFL for the Raiders before turning to an acting career that included memorable appearances in multiple sports classics. EPA/David Swanson

Carl Weathers, co-star in ‘Rocky’ as Apollo Creed, dies at 76 – ESPN

Carl Weathers, a former NFL linebacker who became a Hollywood action movie and comedy star, playing nemesis-turned-ally Apollo Creed in the “Rocky” movies, facing off against Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Predator” and teaching golf in “Happy Gilmore,” has died. He was 76.

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