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    Darryl Stingley dead at 55,1,1742143.story?coll=cs-bears-headlines

    Darryl Stingley dead at 55

    By Jeremy Gorner
    Tribune staff reporter

    April 5, 2007, 6:53 AM CDT

    Former pro football wide receiver Darryl Stingley, a quadriplegic who became a symbol of the game's violence, died early this morning at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. He was 55.

    The cause of death was not immediately available. An autopsy will be performed later today.

    He was found unconscious in his apartment in the 400 block of East Randolph Street around 2:30 a.m., authorities said. His caretaker called police, and he was taken to Northwestern, said Chicago Police Lt. James Sazama. Stingley was pronounced dead at 3:28 a.m.
    You gotta wonder if Tatum will finally show the stones of a Man and come to the funeral.


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    Re: Darryl Stingley dead at 55

    Doubt it.

    What comes around....... ;D

    Old article but a good read.

    "The irony of Tatum losing his leg hit me. It was like the situation between us coming full circle. I know how that will change his life forever. I'd never wish that on anyone after I saw it with my own father. What happened to us happened 25 years ago. Now he has a cross to bear. I just hope maybe it will open his heart."

    Open the heart of The Assassin? Open the heart of a man who never once visited Stingley in all these years? Never once picked up the phone? Never once made a move toward reconciliation for the life-altering event they shared that night when Steve Grogan threw a football a little too high and Tatum came up the way he always did from his safety position and slammed his right shoulder, forearm, and head into Stingley, who was outstretched and reaching back for a pass that had already bounced off his fingertips and down the field?
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    Re: Darryl Stingley dead at 55


    I'm surprised there aren't more injuries like this.

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    Re: Darryl Stingley dead at 55

    Rest In Peace...
    I can't believe Tatum hasn't stepped up after all these years.
    I hope he feels like a total d-bag now....

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    [size=13pt]Stingley still remembered[/size]

    Times writer Corkran was with the Patriots when the wide receiver's career ended after a brutal hit

    By Steve Corkran

    Article Launched: 04/15/2007 03:03:47 AM PDT

    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

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