The Patriots lost DE Marquise Hill in a jet ski accident. Hill had been missing for a day on Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana. After being reported missing, the Coast Guard, Wildlife and Fisheries, the New Orleans Police Department and Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Department all became involved in trying to find Marquise. His body was found today, and positive identification by family members is still being awaited.
An unidentified woman was found and flown to Tulane Medical Center. She stated that Hill repeatedly calmed her as the two clung to a pylon. The strong currents caused Hill to drift away from the woman, who was found yesterday. Neither the woman nor Hill were wearing life preservers.
This is the 2nd time in a month that PSaMP is forsaking the homer mentality to show support for a highly despised rival. My support is still with the Cardinals, who recently lost pitcher Josh Hancock. Now the Patriots, a team that always had Pittsburgh's number when it came to the AFC Championship, are facing an uncertain time. All thoughts and prayers go to the Patriots, as well as the family of Marquise Hill.
Marquise played for LSU's national championship team before being drafted in the 2nd round in 2004. Hill had spent much of his time helping Katrina victims in the area rebuild their homes. He will be missed by the entire sports community.
Monday, May 28, 2007
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