Football Players Missing at Sea

Football Players Missing at Sea

There are 12 comments on the LA Daily News story from Mar 1, 2009, titled Football Players Missing at Sea. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

Detroit Lions defensive end Corey Smith and Oakland Raiders linebacker Marquis Cooper were among four boaters missing Sunday off Florida's Gulf Coast, the Coast Guard and Smith's agent told the Associated ...

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Dunedin, FL

#1 Mar 1, 2009
I work for the St. Petersburg Times and we just posted an updated news report.

Van Nuys, CA

#2 Mar 2, 2009
They may be lost at sea and dead, and you publish career stats? morons!

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Mar 2, 2009
wow i hope they are okay, and hope that nothing bad has occurred to them.

Highland, CA

#5 Mar 2, 2009
Please God let them be ok.

Charlotte, NC

#6 Mar 6, 2009
i would like too no could all players have lifted the boat over or get on top like the other player
Fed Up

Mesa, AZ

#7 Mar 6, 2009
Such a sad story, whether or not these people were football players, they all had families. Hopefully more attention will come out of this for boats to be equiped with locators. At least one made it, hopefully the others are still holding on or at least in a better place.
mike vick

Chicago, IL

#8 Mar 6, 2009
i feel sorry plus bad byby

Phoenix, AZ

#9 Mar 6, 2009
I know of Marquis from church. And, I can remember the day that he was to leave for Seattle. Our Pastor called him out and he went up. Our Pastor said you are looking @ the next Next NFL player. I sat there smiling, And thing I wish I was his girlfriend, he stood there so,handsome as he can be he smiled. And, I looked in excitment for him. For, his Mother who looked on smiling and his father he smiled big and was oh so proud. And, Marquis spoke and asked for prayer on his journey away from home. I just was amazed of how life can turn and just when you are enjoying life it is all gone. Marquis loved to fish and he was doing something he had passion for. Alot of us can not say that we know of the love one that has gone on doing something (s)he loved. I will miss U Marquis. I will miss that homecoming when he came to the church everyone was just so excited to see him he was our Celebrity. He is a wondering role model for young and old. He went to school and worked hard and became "Great, Wonderful" his daughter will always be reminded how wonderful her Daddy is. And he will live on in everyone who knew him and also, for those who did not know him unti now. In there hearts, he is gone but never fogotten-I wish the sea would let go of him and the other two, so that their familes can have closure-Life can be cruel sometimes. But, What makes a weep can make us strong. God never puts too much on us that we can not bare. Marquis Grandmother said I wish they can bring him home. Well, he is at home and we all need to get right so that we can all go home to meet again. Marquis and Cooper Family Along with Smith and Bleakley we love you all and I pray for your heart, mind and soul that God will comfort you in this difficult time. I cry every night It hurts me. I read and the more I read I hurt I cry and I pray that blessing will come down to comfort all of your pain.
haley brown

Alexander City, AL

#10 Mar 10, 2009
i hope they are found and are okay!!! but we are praying for the families and hopeing for the best!!!
Ari F

Ardmore, PA

#11 Mar 11, 2009
Haley, I hate to tell you this but. You are late. I'd suggest you reading some recent articles. Their was one survivor, and the other three were said to suffer from hypothermia and are now gone.
However the bodies did not surface yet.
Carla Houston

Houston, TX

#12 Mar 17, 2009
Im an athlete myself. Im trying to figure out the true story.Its more to this, these guys play in 100 degree weather as well as freezing weather and they would just end their life like that take their life vests off unbelievable. They go through strenous practice. Im waiting on the truth from the only survival.

Los Angeles, CA

#13 Mar 25, 2009
dont make sense
how can they jus disapear but one guy is alive
i think he did something to them

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