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Hardcore Texan
09-02-2008, 08:50 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/story//ap/20080902/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_jaguars_collier_shot

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Richard Collier was shot while waiting for some women outside an apartment early Tuesday and sustained life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

Wow, that is crazy, and sad.

jaayteetx
09-02-2008, 09:29 AM
Sad. Hope he makes it.

Señor Stan
09-02-2008, 09:42 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/story//ap/20080902/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_jaguars_collier_shot



Wow, that is crazy, and sad.

That is horrible news. Thoughts and prayers going out for him, his family, teammates and fans.

Texan_Bill
09-02-2008, 09:43 AM
Sad indeed. Hope he pulls throught too... Thoughts and prayers to him, his family and friends.

nunusguy
09-02-2008, 09:50 AM
"The shooting happened around 2:45 a.m. in a middle- to upper middle-class neighborhood just west of downtown Jacksonville and blocks from the St. Johns River."
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So it sounds like it didn't happen in the 'Hood. And dank, I've always thought of Jacksonville as, well not like ATL or Chi-town or NOLA or Houston when it comes to this crap. But just goes to show it's happening 'bout everyplace.
Here's hopin the kid pulls thru and makes it.

Texan_Bill
09-02-2008, 10:32 AM
"The shooting happened around 2:45 a.m. in a middle- to upper middle-class neighborhood just west of downtown Jacksonville and blocks from the St. Johns River."

Wow!! All the time I spent in Jacksonville, I never realized there was a "middle- to upper middle-class neighborhood.." , except maybe Amelia Island...

texasguy346
09-02-2008, 10:40 AM
Very sad news. Thoughts & prayers to him and his family.

hobie
09-02-2008, 11:01 AM
The game is secondary....regardless of what team he plays for, may he pull thru this with everyones prayers....

Hervoyel
09-02-2008, 11:28 AM
The game is secondary....regardless of what team he plays for, may he pull thru this with everyones prayers....

True but I still hope he pulls through and plays again. I mean that in the "I want him to get everything he had back" way and not in the "it's all about the game" way.

Specnatz
09-02-2008, 11:35 AM
True but I still hope he pulls through and plays again. I mean that in the "I want him to get everything he had back" way and not in the "it's all about the game" way.

No one would think other wise of you Herv. No one wants to see someone career (what ever it is) end like this. Hope he pulls through and lives a productive life even if it is not on the field.

TEXANRED
09-02-2008, 02:35 PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jaguars player Richard Collier was out of surgery and in what police described as "very critical condition" after he was shot several times outside a Riverside apartment early Tuesday

Man the Jags have not had a good off season.

I wish him well.

TEXANS84
09-02-2008, 03:07 PM
If I recall correctly, I believe the person with him (Kenneth Pettway) was on our practice squad a couple years ago.

Sad stuff indeed, hope he does make it.

Sal Rosenberg
09-02-2008, 06:33 PM
If I recall correctly, I believe the person with him (Kenneth Pettway) was on our practice squad a couple years ago.

Sad stuff indeed, hope he does make it.

I believe Pettway is from Houston as well.

CloakNNNdagger
09-02-2008, 09:14 PM
Man the Jags have not had a good off season.

I wish him well.

That's an understatement for sure. It's sad that so many of these instances occur late at night and connected with "clubbing." As the family has requested no further updates, pray that the next bit of news is positive.

As a byline (http://www.pjstar.com/sports/x1886920618/Jags-lineman-shot-condition-critical) (again with late night clubbing):

CLOSE CALL: Jaguars running back Fred Taylor was ordered out of his car at gunpoint, patted down and handcuffed while a K-9 unit searched his vehicle for drugs outside a Miami Beach nightclub over the weekend, according to police.

Taylor yelled at officers repeatedly and was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, after they advised him three times to quiet down, according to Miami Beach Police.

"As officers began to check vehicle for weapons, defendant became vocal again and attempted to (incite) the crowd of bystanders," the report said. "Defendant really became vocal when drug dog checked for narcotics."

Errant Hothy
09-29-2008, 03:21 PM
Update:
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3616696

ACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Richard Collier, who was shot earlier this month, is paralyzed below the waist and has had his left leg amputated, his doctors said Monday.

They said Collier, who had 14 bullet wounds, is now in stable condition after being previously listed in critical condition.

HOU-TEX
09-29-2008, 03:28 PM
Update:
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3616696

Holy Cow! 14 times?? WTF is wrong with some people?? :foottap:

He's lucky to be alive. Tough SOB

Texan_Bill
09-29-2008, 03:49 PM
ACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Richard Collier, who was shot earlier this month, is paralyzed below the waist and has had his left leg amputated, his doctors said Monday.


Wow!! I hadn't heard that before.... Truly sad.

TEXANRED
09-29-2008, 04:18 PM
14 times? Did the guy reload?

Thats terrible. Paralyzed, amputated. I would rather of died.

WWJD
09-29-2008, 04:27 PM
14 times? Did the guy reload?

Thats terrible. Paralyzed, amputated. I would rather of died.

Seriously? He still has a brain...many handicapped people live very productive lives and do as much if not more than able bodied people.

I'm sure you know that and I'm not telling you anything but right about now I imagine his family are thanking the good Lord above that he survived.

Second Honeymoon
09-29-2008, 05:11 PM
God bless Collier and his family. Tragic tale. Part of me wants to know what happened and why but the rest of me wants this story to go away so he and his family can endure adapting their lives to new realities.

I knew he was in danger of being paralyzed but I had no idea he was going to have to have his leg amputated. I hope the scumbag that did this to him gets his due.

GlassHalfFull
09-29-2008, 05:37 PM
Seriously? He still has a brain...many handicapped people live very productive lives and do as much if not more than able bodied people.

I'm sure you know that and I'm not telling you anything but right about now I imagine his family are thanking the good Lord above that he survived.

I agree totally with WWJD. I have always felt that given the choice between a working brain and a working body, I would pick brain.

What has happened to him is tragic and I hope he is able to find the silver lining and end up leading a joy filled life. Sometimes what doesn't kill us, makes us stronger. My prayers go out to him and his family.