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Byline: Andrew Ryan
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ When police responded to a call on a glitzy South Beach business strip Saturday night, investigators didn't know they'd find an ex-professional football star whose mental state was so precarious he once disappeared the night before he was supposed to play in the Super Bowl.
Officers say they found a huge burglar, 6-foot-3, 320 pounds, who attacked Detective Mike Muley and may have been reaching for the officer's gun, according to Miami Beach police spokesman Robert Hernandez.
``The officer was literally fighting for his life against this guy,'' Hernandez said.
Muley pulled the trigger at least twice and shot a …