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Old 03-01-2009   #1
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http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slu...v=ap&type=lgns

Corey Smith(DET) and Marquis Cooper(OAK)
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Corey Smith(DET) and Marquis Cooper(OAK)
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This is very sad indeed. I hope the wind and waves that are being reported just threw them off line and did not sink them.
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It's actually 4 people not just two NFL players..either way this isn't looking too favorable...my prayers are with em' and their families.
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They play for Detroit and Oakland? Hell of a way to get out of your contract.
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Man, it doesn't sound good.

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The Coast Guard has reportedly found an overturned boat with a "person clinging to it" off the Gulf of Mexico.

It's said to be Nick Schuyler, who was fishing with Corey Smith, Marquis Cooper, and Will Bleakley late Saturday. Hopefully Schuyler has an idea of where the others might be. The search has been going on for over 24 hours.
http://www.rotoworld.com/Content/home_NFL.aspx
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I saw this. I really thought they might find them way off course..this makes it seem like they are all over and in trouble. Hopefully they had life jackets on and are floating somewhere.
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I saw this. I really thought they might find them way off course..this makes it seem like they are all over and in trouble. Hopefully they had life jackets on and are floating somewhere.
At lunch I noticed the NFLN scroll saying the remaining 3 did in fact have life jackets on. Not to sound like an ass, but I reckon they might've been bait floating at sea that amount of time.
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Default Re: 2 NFL players missing at sea

They just said they've found Cooper alive as well.

http://www.tampabays10.com/news/cust...98476&catid=20
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how the hell can you cling to a boat for 2 days? Thats crazy impressive
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They just said they've found Cooper alive as well.

http://www.tampabays10.com/news/cust...98476&catid=20
That's awesome! Wonder why they didn't stick together.
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That's awesome! Wonder why they didn't stick together.
the guy clinging to the boat said when it flipped that they became seperated.
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Found two alive? Well that is great news. It should be interesting in the next few days to hear what happened and all. This sounds like it was an extremely tragic event.
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the guy clinging to the boat said when it flipped that they became seperated.
That is what I read...it was anchored, it flipped, they got seperated.
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That's awesome! Wonder why they didn't stick together.
In the open waters, in rough seas that's nearly impossible.
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They just said they've found Cooper alive as well.

http://www.tampabays10.com/news/cust...98476&catid=20
Apparently this was a mistake.

Everyone else is reporting that Cooper is still out there with the other two.

Only one has been found so far.
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I'm sorry to hear this.

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The Coast Guard announced that it will end its search for NFL players Corey Smith and Marquis Cooper and former college player Will Bleakley at 6:30 ET Tuesday.

A life vest and cooler were found near where Nick Schuyler was rescued, but Schuyler is currently the lone survivor. The Coast Guard officially calls the hunt "suspended," but it won't resume barring an unexpected break. "Any search and rescue case where we have to stop is disappointing," Capt. Timothy Close said. "I think the families understood we put in a tremendous effort." Asked why the search was halted, Close said "It has to do with our confidence level that we would found anybody on the surface level at this point."
http://www.rotoworld.com/Content/home_NFL.aspx
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That's not good news. The Coast Guard is very good at exhausting all of their resources trying to find people, but when they give up the search - it's pretty bleak.
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yikes...I hate to hear that.
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Sad news, I've been following this very closely.
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