Archive for the ‘Obituary’ Category

Cowboy Josh Brent Charged After Teammate Jerry Brown Dies in Accident

A week after the tragedy in Kansas City, today it was the Dallas Cowboys that were struck with one, as practice-squad linebacker Jerry Brown was killed in a one-car accident Saturday. Teammate Josh Brent has been charged with intoxication manslaughter. Irving police spokesman John Argumaniz said the accident happened about 2:20 a.m. Saturday in the […]

Tragic Day in KC: LB Belcher Kills Girlfriend, then Self in Murder-Suicide

In yet another case that will put the NFL and football in a bad light, today Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend, and then drove 10 minutes to Arrowhead Stadium and shot himself, committing suicide in front of his coach and general manager. Authorities did not release a possible motive for […]

Bio of Former Kansas City Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher

NAME: Jovan Belcher. BORN: July 24, 1987 (25 years old). HOMETOWN: West Babylon, N.Y. HEIGHT: 6 feet, 2 inches. WEIGHT: 228 pounds. NFL EXPERIENCE: Fourth season. PRO CAREER: Appeared in 59 games and made 44 starts over four seasons after signing as an undrafted free agent out of Maine with the Chiefs in 2009. Started […]

The Son of Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid Died of an Accidental Heroin Overdose

The death of the son of Eagles head coach Andy Reid was caused by an accidental heroin overdose, this according to a coroner who spoke on Thursday. Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek said a toxicology test confirmed the presence of heroin in Garrett Reid‘s body. Investigators revealed they found a used syringe and spoon in […]

NFL Films’ Steve Sabol Passes Away at 69 of Brain Cancer

Very sad. From Commissioner Goodell: “Deeply saddened to announce Steve Sabol died this morning after his 18 month battle with brain cancer” — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 18, 2012

Longtime Browns/Ravens Owner Art Modell Passes Away at 87

Almost as soon as I posted the news that Art Modell was reported in grave condition it was being announced that he had passed on. Art Modell has died. He was 87. The team said Modell died of natural causes early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he had been admitted Wednesday. Modell was among […]

Tennessee Titans WR O.J. Murdock Commits Suicide

In sad news, Titans wide out O.J. Murdock has committed suicide in front of the very high school he attended. Tennessee Titans wide receiver O.J. Murdock committed suicide this morning in front of the Tampa high school he graduated from, according to the Tampa Police Department. He was 25 years old. According to a news […]

Former Oakland Raider Ben Davidson Dies at 72

Legendary Raider Ben Davidson, whose handlebar mustache and gravelly voice were as distinctive as his pass-rushing skills has died of prostate cancer at age 72. Former Raiders coach John Madden broke the news on KCBS radio Tuesday. Davidson was considered a giant of the era at 6-foot-8, 270 pounds. He starred as a defensive end […]