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Rodney Rogers hurt in ATV wreck

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by franticscribe, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

    Saw this on the news tonight. First I'd heard of it.

    http://www.wral.com/news/news_briefs/story/4052871/

     
  2. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Crap. One of the good guys.

    It had to be in Vance County. There's nowhere to ride any of those around his native Durham.
     
  3. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    As a 6-foot, 150-pound senior in high school, I used to play pickup ball with him a couple of times a week. Probably my greatest athletic achievement was teaming up with him on an alley oop. I'll let you guess which end I was on.
     
  4. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    I hope he had some money to give to his high school. Almost every video package one affiliate seemed to roll out during his prep days consisted of at least two dunks.
     
  5. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Don Rogers
    Reggie Rogers
    Rodney Rogers
     
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Lots of good guys went to Wake. Rogers and Duncan are two that come to mind.

    Josh Howard's a good guy too. He's just a dumbass.

    Haven't heard any updates at all since Saturday. Maybe no news is good news.
     
  7. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Tyrone Bogues, aka Muggsy, was also a good guy.
     
  8. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Muggsy was fantastic in a Curb episode a few years back.
    Just fantastic.
    And Rodney Rogers was always one of my favorite players. I guess I was in college and Wake was playing North Carolina State in what was a pretty meaningless Raycom game. And it was just one of those instant thrillers you couldn't turn away from. It went into several overtimes, from what I recall, and it was Rogers had just a sensational game. Because of that, I kept an eye on Rogers and would check the NBA previews to see where he was playing and keep an eye on the box scores to see how he did.
     
  9. Terrible news. N&O reporting Rogers paralyzed from the shoulders down.
    http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/story/1319971.html
     
  10. bostonbred

    bostonbred Guest

    Shit, that's awful.
     
  11. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Terrible news.

    I'm ashamed to say I didn't know nearly as much about what kind of person Rodney Rogers was until that story. What a gift he is/was to that community.
     
  12. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Rodney never forgot where he came from. With any luck, the community can now help return the favor.
     
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