Former Chiefs cornerback Albert Lewis has been hospitalized with an undisclosed illness, and it is apparently serious.
According to reporting from KSLA, Lewis was admitted to a Shreveport, Louisiana, hospital on Monday, and has been in its critical care facility since his admission. No further details on his condition are yet available.
Lewis, 57, is a native of Mansfield, Louisiana, where he played his prep ball at DeSoto High School. Drafted by the Chiefs in the third round of the 1983 NFL draft out of Grambling State, he would play 11 seasons in Kansas City before becoming a free agent and joining the Los Angeles Raiders in 1994. He was a Raider for five seasons.
As a Chief, Lewis was named the Chiefs’ MVP in 1986 season, was selected to the Pro Bowl in four consecutive seasons (1987-1990) and was also a first-team All-Pro player in 1989 and 1990.
He was one of the stalwarts of the early Marty Shottenheimer defenses that became so successful in the early 1990s, and was one of the first marquee players to leave the Chiefs in free agency. He was inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 2007.