Thursday, April 05, 2007

Rest In Peace Darryl, Our Darryl

This from the Globe, about our Patriots' player so horridly injured in that game we all remember. And I'm so sad just to post this. We loved him!

CHICAGO --"Former New England Patriots' receiver Darryl Stingley, who was paralyzed after a hard hit during an NFL exhibition game nearly 30 years ago, has died. He was 55.
Stingley was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital early Thursday after he was found unresponsive in his Chicago home, according to Tony Brucci an investigator with the Cook County medical examiner's office.
An autopsy was scheduled. The cause of death was not immediately available.
Stingley played football until August 12, 1978, when the 26-year-old receiver went up for a pass during an exhibition game and was hit from behind by Oakland Raiders' safety Jack Tatum. The hit broke Stingley's neck and left him a quadriplegic."

And I'm sad...he was not only a gifted athlete. He was a truly nice person. RIP Darryl. You will be missed. Too young. Too soon. DAMN.

3 Comments:

At 4/05/2007 12:31 PM, Blogger Suldog said...

Aw, geez, that's sad news. Stingley was such a class act. I'm going to believe that he is now in heaven, running and jumping and doing everything else that was taken from him many years ago.

 
At 4/05/2007 12:38 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

I KNOW he is...many people who read my blog might not remember, or know of him. He was a great person. He gave everything for our Patriots. And in the end, he gave his life. I am so sad.
Thanks Sul. You put words to my thoughts.

 
At 4/05/2007 12:39 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

And I thank you, with tears.....

 

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