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NFL players missing in Gulf of Mexico

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by FileNotFound, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    From the St. Petersburg Times:

    CLEARWATER-- The Coast Guard is looking for a missing boat about 50 miles off Clearwater Pass. At least two professional football players were on board. Victor "Marquis" Cooper, who plays for the Oakland Raiders, Corey Smith of the Detroit Lions, Nick Skyler, and a possible fourth person did not return from their fishing trip as expected last night. Both Cooper and Smith used to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    Story being updated here:

  2. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    What is it with Detroit athletes going missing on boats?
  3. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Fourth person ID'ed as William Bleakley, a former University of South Florida football player, in the latest update:

  4. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Damn - Marquis Cooper is the son of Bruce Cooper, a sports reporter at the NBC affiliate in Phoenix. Hope this ends well.
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I was surprised when I heard it was a 21-foot center console boat, out 50 miles in the gulf, with four football players on it. My canoe is 14 feet long.


    Hoping for the best.
  6. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    I've been watching this front move in all day.

    I have a 22-footer, and I wouldn't think for a second of going out with it in this.
  7. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Any updated news on this story?
  8. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Status quo. CNN saying search can't go as fast right now, still rough seas in that area.
  9. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    lots of private charters about this size go out to blue water areas that are pretty far offshore.
  10. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    They went missing yesterday, was it rough and nasty then as well?
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I don't foresee any way this ends well for these guys.
  12. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    It's been a very windy weekend. Seas were pretty rough.
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