Skip to comments.Entire team to attend funeral Tuesday in Florida
Posted on 12/24/2005 6:58:50 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
INDIANAPOLIS -- Jim Caldwell is keeping things in perspective now that he's taken over as coach of the Indianapolis Colts while Tony Dungy deals with the death of his son.
"This game is secondary to life itself and, obviously, there are a lot more important things than this," the assistant head coach said Friday. "But sometimes life throws you a curveball, and you have to adjust."
Colts owner Jim Irsay will charter a plane to take the entire team, including players and staff, to the funeral of James Dungy, 18. Colts players wore "JD" decals on the back of their helmets for Saturday's game in Seattle, won by the Seahawks 28-13.
James Dungy's viewing Monday and funeral Tuesday, at Wilson Funeral Home in Tampa, Fla., are open to the public, according to the St. Petersburg Times.
Dungy flew to Tampa on Thursday after his son was found dead in a Florida apartment earlier in the day. A preliminary autopsy report Friday indicated the teen took his life, but the cause of death won't be released until a toxicology examination is finished in four to six weeks, the medical examiner said.
The Colts wore 'JD' decals on their helmets Saturday in memory of James Dungy.
Did the kid really off himself? How sad.
Good article today by sports writer at the St. Pete Times.
HOPE verses HOPLESSNESS.....
Bottom-line:........GOD HAS A SON.......(The Meaning of Christmas!).....GOD-In-The-Manger!
The kid had a whole lot going for him.