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Entire team to attend funeral Tuesday in Florida
ESPN ^ | December 24, 2005 | AP

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Florida; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: coach; colts; death; dungy; jamesdungy; nfl; suicide; tonydungy

The Colts wore 'JD' decals on their helmets Saturday in memory of James Dungy.

1 posted on 12/24/2005 6:58:51 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: mainepatsfan; scott says
Flip a coin to ping the list ;)



Have you Thanked a Soldier today?
Thank a Soldier Week is December 19th to December 25th!

2 posted on 12/24/2005 7:01:08 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore); akorahil; albee; A message; andyland; Argh; Asphalt; b4its2late; ...
NFL PING

3 posted on 12/24/2005 7:03:38 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: MinorityRepublican

Did the kid really off himself? How sad.


4 posted on 12/24/2005 7:05:57 PM PST by Thebaddog (K9 4ever)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Good article today by sports writer at the St. Pete Times.

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/12/24/Columns/A_day_when_it_s_okay_.shtml



5 posted on 12/24/2005 7:11:32 PM PST by dawn53
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To: dawn53
God may have worked this tragic event out to allow Tony Dungy and family to share with the world that there is an INFINITE DIFFERENCE between a real Christian funeral-'promotion' and all other non-christian funerals-of-'demotion'....HEAVEN or HELL.

HOPE verses HOPLESSNESS.....

(Romans 10:17)

Maranatha!

Bottom-line:........GOD HAS A SON.......(The Meaning of Christmas!).....GOD-In-The-Manger!

6 posted on 12/24/2005 7:58:07 PM PST by maestro
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To: MinorityRepublican

The kid had a whole lot going for him.


7 posted on 12/24/2005 9:14:06 PM PST by mirkwood ("Americans never quit"--MacArthur)
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To: MinorityRepublican
I'll never understand what makes a person decide to kill him or her self.Prayers to Tony Dungy and his family,he's always been one of the good guys of the NFL.
8 posted on 12/24/2005 9:33:55 PM PST by rdcorso (There Is No Such Thing As A Neutral Person During A War With Radical Islam.)
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