dreams are gone

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  1. CATFISHING1

    CATFISHING1 New Member

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    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP)—Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Richard Collier, shot while sitting in a car outside an apartment complex earlier this month, is paralyzed below the waist and his left leg was amputated, his doctor said Monday.
    Collier was on a ventilator for about three weeks and has no memory of the shooting, said Dr. Andy Kerwin, a surgeon for the University of Florida at Shands Jacksonville hospital.
    “His overall condition has improved greatly,” Kerwin said. “We expect him to be discharged soon.”
    Kerwin said Collier suffered 14 bullet wounds to the back, left groin, left legs and right buttock. In addition, a bullet severed his spinal cord, causing the paralysis. The amputation was the result of damage to his left leg and groin, where blood clots formed. Five bullets alone were removed from his urinary bladder and the 26-year-old player also had bouts of pneumonia, infections and renal failure.
    Still, his condition has been upgraded to good from critical.

    Collier will undergo physical therapy to learn how to move from his bed to a wheelchair. He will never walk again, the doctor said.
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    Collier’s agent Jeff Jankovich said the player’s family wanted to make sure Collier understood what had happened to him before releasing details to the public. He said they even kept the Jaguars in the dark.
    “He has extreme grief for a lifetime of dreams he won’t be able to fulfill,” the agent said.
    Jankovich refused to say specifically when Collier would be released, citing security concerns.
    Collier and former teammate Kenneth Pettway were waiting for two women outside an apartment complex early Sept. 2 when a gunman fired into the vehicle, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Pettway was not injured.
    The motive behind the attack on Collier is unknown, but investigators said earlier he appeared to be targeted. Police have made no arrests in the shooting.
    Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio and several players attended the news conference.
    “It’s a tragedy this young man was caught up in this violence,” Del Rio said. “It’s a great tragedy for a young man who had such a promising future.”
    Offensive tackle Tony Pashos said the attack on Collier has been difficult for his teammates. “I think about him a lot,” he said.
    Collier was in his third year with the NFL after graduating from Valdosta State.

    hope they fined the guys who did this. prayers sent to him and his family:sad2:
     
  2. postbeetle

    postbeetle New Member

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    Seems to me someone didn't like him a lot. Must have missed a block someplace against somebody. Or somebody lost a bet on him.

    Or he didn't wear the right team colors at some charity function.
     

  3. MichaelP

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    Its a shame that one of the most important pillars of our society is a victim of such a rare and unusual crime. Football players are totally necessary for the wheels of commerce and industry to turn and are the foundations of our society. Whithout them, we would be nothing. Most likely less than nothing, in fact, we would most likely cease to exist at all.
    I cant believe that a football player got shot?! Has this ever happened in U.S. history in the past? I mean, people have shot American presidents, and actors, but a football player? Our society has hit rock bottom when a moral compass and pillar of the community could befall such a undignifying fate. We must act now if we are to save this great nation from this menacing peril!
     
  4. 223reload

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    I find little sympathy for anyone that puts all there hopes on being a pro sports player,Its a vastly over rated lotto.
     
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    Not trying to fight,But I for one hate all pro sports,They make a mokery of our society,It happens when you grow up in a family of fanatics of the "games" thats why I hate em so much. I cant see anyone that cant speak a full sentance making millions a year .
     
  6. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Will the full story ever come out. I doubt it.
     
  7. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    That is an unfortunate event and I pray for his family...........................
     
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    catman4926 New Member

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    Now for the rest of the STORY;

    Do not mess around with someones Lady or you will pay for it and he did and you notice they did not want to kill him they just wanted to mess up his sex life
     
  9. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Ya meant it was a low shot. Heck with them. Bungle in the Jungle. :smile2::smile2::smile2:
     
  10. MichaelP

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    :crazy::big_smile:
     
  11. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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    I agree with ya BG , how innocent was he ???
     
  12. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    this is nauseating to me. how many young men are promoted to play? and they have physical abilities that were GIVEN to them. they never did anything to earn them. some of our society treats them like little gods. they have a chance i NEVER had and WILL NEVER have. and they piss it away in bars, staying out at night and hanging with thugs and punks.......please forgive me for not being more sympathetic............excuse me while i go "drive the porcelean bus":angry:


    P.S. he wasn't at church or home at the dinner table when it happened...why was he at this apartment complex? what time of day/night was it?
     
  13. CATFISHING1

    CATFISHING1 New Member

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    i didnt post this to start any arguments. the one thing that bothers me (and im not going to get into a argument ) that if a rock star or movie star or someone famous dies from a overdose or car wreck when they were drinking, everyone feels sorry for them, but heres a man that was shot 14 times, yes 14 times, in the back. and everyone thinks he did something to deserve it. it didnt say if he was married , maybe, just maybe it was his girlfriend that he was waiting on.:crazy: maybe he did pi$$ someone off but to be shot 14 times in the back. what if he has kids? cant do anything with them now. he is human just like everyone else. its a pretty crappy deal he got. i know, iknow why was he there? WHAT you cant sit in a car at night anymore? o well you know what they say about opinions. :cool2: