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RIP, Jerry Rutledge

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Jerry Rutledge, longtime news and sports staffer (most recently preps editor) at the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer and at The Anniston (Ala.) Star before that, died today. Details are still sketchy at the moment, as this just happened a few hours ago.

    I didn't know Jerry well, but I'd played in a multi-state fantasy baseball league with him for the last several years. He was close friends with several of my close friends, though, and was a super guy in all my dealings with him.

    I'm sure the L-E will have a story up soon enough with all the relevant details, but I just wanted to get it out there. Terrible, terrible news.
  2. OMG!!!! Shocking and horrible news. I just saw him a mere 2-3 weeks ago.

    Don't know his age exactly, but he wasn't that old.

    Just, damn. RIP Jerry.
  3. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Ledger-Enquirer has a story up now.


    Blood clots in his lungs the apparent cause of death. Jerry was 52.
  4. Needs_More_Cowbell

    Needs_More_Cowbell New Member

    Here's a link from the Ledger-Enquirer for those looking for some more information.


    Edit: Sorry, just noticed that somebody already posted it.
  5. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    A true pioneer.
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