April 3, 1979

April 3, 1979 Chuck Fairbanks finally escaped Foxborough. Billy Sullivan made sure Fairbanks’ new employer paid a steep price. It was the end of one of the sorrier sagas in the Patriots’ long-buried, checkered past. Fairbanks had been trying to ditch Sullivan’s Patriots since the previous fall, once he found a coaching haven at the University of Colorado. Sullivan had been steaming since the first hint of trouble, The Pats had a contender - or seemed to - in 1978, until it all began to unravel when Sullivan suspended Fairbanks for a Monday night game in Miami. The Dolphins cruised ...

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