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Orlando Thomas, not dead

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Small Town Guy, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    The former Viking has been battling ALS. The Vikings web site reported Wednesday that he had died. Then the Star Tribune followed with a blog post stating the same thing, citing the Vikings report. Jake Reed, former receiver, was tweeting that Thomas was not dead and his agent confirmed it. They' even had Dennis Green comment on his "death." Denny was obviously relieved when he found out it wasn't true. Ugh.

    There have been several really good stories about Thomas's battle with ALS. A friend of mine back in Minnesota was diagnosed around the same time and, of course, has been getting weaker and weaker, losing more ability. What a horrible disease.

  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Twitter wins!
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    AP picked up the story and had to run a kill. Whoops.
  4. accguy

    accguy Member

    Can't blame AP for this one. Their source was the Vikings.
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