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Tony Dungy's Son Found Dead in Apartment (Colts Coach's Son)
ESPN Radio | 12-22-06 | ESPN

Posted on 12/22/2005 6:31:44 AM PST by Frapster

Anyone have any further details? This is horrible news for Coach Dungy. What an amazing man he is.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: coach; colts; dungy; football; nfl; sports; tonydungy
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1 posted on 12/22/2005 6:31:46 AM PST by Frapster
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To: Frapster

Drugs?


2 posted on 12/22/2005 6:33:27 AM PST by Rummyfan
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To: Frapster

I just heard a blip on the radio...went on the web looking for confirmation.

Prayers for the Dungy family.


3 posted on 12/22/2005 6:34:57 AM PST by dawn53
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To: dawn53

http://www.620wdae.com/localsportsstory.html?ID=20051222093205


4 posted on 12/22/2005 6:35:33 AM PST by John W
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To: Frapster

What terrible news! Prayers for the coach and his family.


5 posted on 12/22/2005 6:36:26 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: John W

Thanks for the link. I heard the blip on WFLA, but found nothing on their website, or on the SPTimes, Tribune's, Google or Yahoo.


6 posted on 12/22/2005 6:37:18 AM PST by dawn53
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To: Rummyfan

From the link in #4 it looks like suicide.


7 posted on 12/22/2005 6:37:23 AM PST by BureaucratusMaximus (The 2005 Chicago White Sox---World Series Champs---WOO! HOO!)
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To: Rummyfan

This is on our local news website here in TAmpa. Tony Dungy is greatly loved by the Tampa Bay people. He truly is a great man and this is so sad.

Former Bucs Coach's Son Dies

The 18-year-old son of Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy has been found dead at the Campus Lodge apartments in Lutz.Fire rescue and deputies went there because of a call from his roommates and girl friend. A death investigation is underway--but the sheriff's office says there's a high probability that the death of James Dungy was a suicide.


8 posted on 12/22/2005 6:38:29 AM PST by Mayflower Sister (DEMOCRAT: THE PARTY OF COWARDS AND TRAITORS)
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To: Frapster

This is horrible news; the coach is such a nice guy.


9 posted on 12/22/2005 6:39:48 AM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Frapster
This is terrible.

Suicide...what were the problems.

10 posted on 12/22/2005 6:40:55 AM PST by wallcrawlr (Pray for the troops [all the troops here and abroad]: Success....and nothing less!!)
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To: Frapster

18 year old son found dead in Tampa. Medical examiner expects to make a statement later today.


11 posted on 12/22/2005 6:41:20 AM PST by rockinonritalin
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To: Rummyfan

Hank Greenberg on WQAM just quoted Sheriff saying "high probability" death was a suicide.


12 posted on 12/22/2005 6:41:40 AM PST by Sometimes A River (Your hands and feet are mangoes, but you're gonna be a genius anyway)
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To: Peach

Just Damn.

I hate the Colts, but love Dungy. Class of the league. Right at Christmas, this is just a nightmare.


13 posted on 12/22/2005 6:41:43 AM PST by Warren_Piece (Three-toed sloth)
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To: Mayflower Sister

Just read the news. My prayers go out to the family, as Tony Dungy is one class act. What a crying shame...


14 posted on 12/22/2005 6:42:21 AM PST by Dubh_Ghlase ("Every man dies, but not every man truly lives...." Braveheart)
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To: Frapster

Oh no. I really like coach Dungy. He always seems to have so much composure and class. Prayers for the family, such a hard loss.


16 posted on 12/22/2005 6:43:48 AM PST by WV Mountain Mama (Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel.)
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To: Frapster
What awful news.

Poor coach Dungy! Let's pray for him and his family.
17 posted on 12/22/2005 6:44:55 AM PST by Antoninus (Hillary smiles every time a Freeper trashes Rick Santorum)
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To: wallcrawlr

suicide = euphamism for drug OD?


18 posted on 12/22/2005 6:46:13 AM PST by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: ken5050

We may never know. Suicides always go up this time of year. (...and no, it isn't a bogus statistic like wife beatings going up during the Super Bowl)


19 posted on 12/22/2005 6:47:44 AM PST by Warren_Piece (Three-toed sloth)
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To: ken5050

I don't know and of course anything's possible. Regardless of the circumstances the news is tragic for the family. Tony Dungy is a stand-up guy and I'm really sorry for him and his wife.


20 posted on 12/22/2005 6:47:49 AM PST by Frapster (Don't mind me - I'm distracted by the pretty lights.)
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To: Warren_Piece
"Class of the league. Right at Christmas, this is just a nightmare."

About ten years ago, the sister of a co-worker committed suicide about two weeks before Christmas, but before she did it, she bought and wrapped Christmas presents for her family, which they found when they discovered the body. In her depressed state, she could not understand that this gesture made things worse, not better.
21 posted on 12/22/2005 6:51:06 AM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: Frapster

How horrible!


22 posted on 12/22/2005 6:51:29 AM PST by mlc9852
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To: Frapster
Prayers for the Dungy Family.

On a personal note, Coach Dungy , his wife and daughter visited my son in the hospital the day after Christmas two years ago.He is a fine man. They gave us a great Christmas, now are suffering this one. It sure knocks some of the joy of this one down for me.

23 posted on 12/22/2005 6:57:58 AM PST by sausageseller (Look out for the jackbooted spelling police. There! Everywhere!(revised cause the "man" accosted me!)
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To: WV Mountain Mama
I really like coach Dungy. He always seems to have so much composure and class.

Unfortunately this tragedy befalls other upstanding people as well, Brit Hume lost his son a few years back under similar circumstances.

24 posted on 12/22/2005 6:58:46 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: Frapster
Tony Dungy has a very strong faith in the Lord. We need to lift him and his family up during this time.

"With anything that comes across my desk, if I pray about it and ask for the Lord's direction, he's going to work those situations for his glory. It will be for the best, and it will succeed. Maybe not the success the world would see, but success in his eyes." – Tony Dungy, NFL Coach, Indianapolis Colts

Here is an article on his faith:

Dungy Says Christian Walk More Important Than Sports

25 posted on 12/22/2005 6:59:25 AM PST by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: Frapster

Terrible terrible news for Coach Dungy and his family. This is something you never get over.


26 posted on 12/22/2005 6:59:36 AM PST by Rummyfan
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To: Frapster

I can't think of many more situations worse than a suicide by an immediate family member around Christmas.

God will hold the Dungy family in His almighty arms--may they somehow feel His peace that passes all understanding.


27 posted on 12/22/2005 7:01:27 AM PST by Joy in the Journey (http://ancientquest.blogspot.com/)
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To: Rummyfan

Living here in Indy this has reverberated through our office. It's amazing how much people here love Mr. Dungy - the sorrow here is genuine if not palpable. A testament to Coach Dungy's character.


28 posted on 12/22/2005 7:01:43 AM PST by Frapster (Don't mind me - I'm distracted by the pretty lights.)
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To: Frapster
It's amazing how much people here love Mr. Dungy -

Dungy has always been one of my favorite coaches, even when I "hate" his team! For a long time, I thought the guy was just "too nice" to be a great coach, but this season I thought for sure the Nice Guy would "get the girl"... but alas, I cannot fathom what he is going through, my heart goes out to him and his family. Speaking from experience, losing someone to suicide is one of the worst things that can happen to a family.

29 posted on 12/22/2005 7:05:07 AM PST by Paradox (Time to sharpen ole Occam's Razor.)
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To: Rummyfan

My first thought was "choking game." Often mistaken for suicide.


30 posted on 12/22/2005 7:05:31 AM PST by TNdandelion
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To: ken5050

What? Suicide means suicide as far as I am concerned. If your comment means to imply that the young man ia a drug user, what evidence have you seen to support this contention? If you are not aware of any such evidence or allegation, on what do you base this assumption. He is black? He is an NFL coach's son? he lives in Tampa?

You may be right. What troubles me is the leap you made to get there. If you have information on this that I have not seen then I'm sorry for questioning your comments. In the absence of any such evidence I would wonder what would cause you to assume such?

PresidentFelon


31 posted on 12/22/2005 7:05:54 AM PST by PresidentFelon (Reuters Reporter Adam Entous beats his mother)
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To: Frapster

Many, many people in the Tampa Bay area feel the same way.


32 posted on 12/22/2005 7:06:57 AM PST by dawn53
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To: Frapster

Prayers for his soul and for the comfort and consolation of his family.


33 posted on 12/22/2005 7:07:58 AM PST by BlessedBeGod (Benedict XVI = Terminator IV)
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To: PresidentFelon

You're right.

I learned a long time ago to not judge the implication of suicide until all the facts were in.

A friend's sister died, and immediately the word was suicide. After the autopsy, if was revealed that she had died as a result of a reaction to a legitimately prescribed drug.


34 posted on 12/22/2005 7:09:56 AM PST by dawn53
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To: Frapster

He is remembered very well in MN too where he played and coached ball.

Tony D is a genuine good guy.


35 posted on 12/22/2005 7:10:34 AM PST by wallcrawlr (Pray for the troops [all the troops here and abroad]: Success....and nothing less!!)
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To: Frapster

I had a sister die at age 2 in 1964. My father has yet to recover. Losing a child must be the hardest thing for a parent


36 posted on 12/22/2005 7:18:53 AM PST by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: Frapster

what a heartbreak. Dungy just seems universally respected, can't imagine how heartbroken he and his family must be. does anyone know how old his son is? why he was living in Tampa? anything?


37 posted on 12/22/2005 7:20:37 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: John W

This is shocking to everyone down here. Several people calling in to the radio station have broken down in the middle of their calls. To everyone: Please pray for the Dungy family at this horrible time.


38 posted on 12/22/2005 7:23:21 AM PST by PPHSFL (God Bless America)
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To: Frapster

How ironic and horrible. Such a fine Christian man and such a leader of men yet helpless in the face of such an event.


39 posted on 12/22/2005 7:23:32 AM PST by justshutupandtakeit (Public Enemy #1, the RATmedia.)
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To: PresidentFelon

Whoa, friend..first.I put a question mark next to my comment..and it's a logical question..Young black males are, very sadly, probably 100 times more likely to die from a drug OD than from suicide..and you'd expect, if possible, LE to try to cover up any drug use..It's a family tragedy..it shouldn't be in the media circus spotlight..


40 posted on 12/22/2005 7:25:17 AM PST by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: Frapster

Is this the kid that's always on the sidelines with Dungy?

Oh man!


41 posted on 12/22/2005 7:29:00 AM PST by nuffsenuff (Don't get stuck on Stupid - General Russ Honore Sept 21, 2005)
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To: Warren_Piece
Suicides always go up this time of year...

http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/suicide.asp

Lord, be with the Dungy family at this time.
42 posted on 12/22/2005 7:35:01 AM PST by dsmatuska (Pacifism is Evil's greatest ally.)
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To: dawn53

I have lived in indianapolis my entire life and work about a mile from the Hoosier Dome where the Colts play. I know a couple of Colts executives and through them have met Tony Dungy. He is truly a wonderful man, as warm and genuine a person as can be found anywhere. he did not know me from Adam but was so gracious and sharing of himself and his time that I an forever a Dungy lover. he is a true class act and I wish more people were like him.

This is a terrible thing and certainly something that Tony Dungy did not deserve. He is truly loved in this city and I know the citizens of Indianapolis are just sick about this.

Thanks for your comments about my previous post. It does irritate me, especially in this case that is so close to me, that people, with no evidence whatsoever, can make such assumptions about others.

Thanks,

PresidentFelon


43 posted on 12/22/2005 7:35:32 AM PST by PresidentFelon (Reuters Reporter Adam Entous beats his mother)
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To: nuffsenuff

We were trying to figure that out ourselves.


44 posted on 12/22/2005 7:36:13 AM PST by Frapster (Don't mind me - I'm distracted by the pretty lights.)
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To: Warren_Piece; ken5050
Suicides always go up this time of year.

Yes they do ......... but that increase usually consists of older people who look back at this time of year over their lives and see a lifetime of regrets.

45 posted on 12/22/2005 7:36:34 AM PST by beyond the sea (If you need a really new idea ..................... read a really old book.)
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Got it! He's was Black. Thanks for the illumination.

PresidentFelon
46 posted on 12/22/2005 7:38:29 AM PST by PresidentFelon (Reuters Reporter Adam Entous beats his mother)
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To: nuffsenuff

Ok - no, it's not that son. Just confirmed.


47 posted on 12/22/2005 7:39:46 AM PST by Frapster (Don't mind me - I'm distracted by the pretty lights.)
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To: Steve_Seattle; Warren_Piece
About ten years ago, the sister of a co-worker committed suicide about two weeks before Christmas, but before she did it, she bought and wrapped Christmas presents for her family, which they found when they discovered the body. In her depressed state, she could not understand that this gesture made things worse, not better.

"made things worse" --- I will withhold my comment to you .......... other than to say to you that you may have been better off remaining silent on this.

No, don't bother to reply ........ just figure it out for yourself.

Merry Christmas

48 posted on 12/22/2005 7:43:30 AM PST by beyond the sea (If you need a really new idea ..................... read a really old book.)
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To: Frapster
This is shocking and heartbreaking. Prayers for the Dungy family.
49 posted on 12/22/2005 7:44:40 AM PST by jennyjenny
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To: Frapster

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051222/SPORTS03/512220474

Dungy is universally respected by his church congregation which I know a few members.
Owner Irsay on the other hand has had drug problems and is devoting his life to picking the Indiana taxpayers pockets to fund his mansions, helicopters, etc.


50 posted on 12/22/2005 7:47:37 AM PST by nascarnation
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