Probe points to errors in fatal accid...

Probe points to errors in fatal accident involving NFL players

There are 3 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 27, 2009, titled Probe points to errors in fatal accident involving NFL players. In it, Newsday reports that:

An agency investigating a deadly boating accident involving two NFL players and their friends in the Gulf of Mexico has concluded it was caused when the vessel was improperly anchored and the boat capsized after one of them tried to throttle forward to pry loose the anchor.

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Parsippany, NJ

#1 Mar 28, 2009
Why aren't more details being discussed about the fighting that took place later on during the night that Nick Schuyler said had happened? He said that at one point both of the NFL players started throwing punches. Looking at the photo of him being rescued its pretty clear there was only 1 spot on the bottom of the boat that could keep you out of the water, and that was by holding onto the bottom of the engine. The waves crashing "constantly" over the bottom would wash anyone else off and away.

Lakeland, FL

#2 Mar 28, 2009
21 foot boat 50 miles out ,not to smart.
Joe Ruggieri USPS LI NY

Wayne, NJ

#3 Apr 6, 2009
The examining agency's conclusion that an experienced boater would have cut the anchor rode (line) rather than
risk capsizing, and filed a float plan
before leaving safe port means the ending would be different if these boaters had better skills.
The USCG predicts over 700 deaths this 2009 season. If you boat, take a
free 3 hr. seminar for Safe Boating Week May 16-22. Contact USPS at

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