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Old 01-19-2006, 11:15 AM   #1
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Default Vanderjagt Attempts Suicide?

Sources: Colts kicker Vanderjagt attempts life

By CLIFF BRUNT, Associated Press Writer
January 17, 2006

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Colts kicker Mike Vanderjagt attempted to take his own life yesterday at his Indianapolis home.

Carmel 911 received a frantic call from Janalyn Vanderjagt at about 4:35 Monday evening. Apparently, Janalyn had just arrived home along with the couples son Jay Michael. Janalyn found her husband Mike attempting to hang himself in the couples bedroom. Janalyn tried to persuade Mike to rethink what he was about to do. Mike repeatedly attempted to kick the chair out from under him but was unsuccessful.

That's when Janalyn called 911. Police along with fire and rescue were dispatched to the suburban Indianapolis home. Rescue personnel were able to talk Vanderjagt down after about 10 minutes. Vanderjagt remained in an area hospital today in stable condition.

Colts fans couldn't believe that the normally dependable Vanderjagt missed a 46-yard field goal with 21 seconds left that could have sent the game into overtime. They were equally shocked that the Colts, who started the season with 13 straight wins and had the league's best record, trailed 21-3 heading into the fourth quarter.

The result was all too familiar, as Indianapolis has qualified for the playoffs the last four seasons but hasn't reached the Super Bowl.

James Dungy, the 18-year-old son of Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy, was found dead in a Tampa-area apartment last month.

Dungy said that Vanderjagt did a great job for the Indianapolis Colts, but the bottom line is he came up short -- again.
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Old 01-19-2006, 11:20 AM   #2
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Default Re: Vanderjagt Attempts Suicide?

Is this a joke?

"Mike repeatedly attempted to kick the chair out from under him but was unsuccessful."

"Dungy said that Vanderjagt did a great job for the Indianapolis Colts, but the bottom line is he came up short -- again."

Here's the link...

http://www.iiffl.net/nflnews/ap/news...ype=story.html
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Old 01-19-2006, 11:25 AM   #3
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Default Re: Vanderjagt Attempts Suicide?

What the hell? It's fake, plus, he's going to be on the David Letterman show tonight lol. Also, if you notice, the url is www.iiffl.net but when your on the site and click the Yahoo logo it takes you to yahoo.com. I can't believe someone took the time to model this after Yahoo Sports to make it look real.

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Old 01-19-2006, 11:27 AM   #4
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I'm thinking it is still unsubstaniated... This would be front page news all over espn and other news sites and I was looking and couldnt find it...
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That has to be fake...and it's sick that anyone would do that...very very bad taste

Plus, Tony Dungy has too much respect for his players to make such a biting remark directed towards a single guy like that
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Old 01-19-2006, 12:27 PM   #6
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Very bad taste
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Who the hell would do that?
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Who the hell would do that?
My guess? A person with the same maturity and class as the individual who vandalized the official's home.
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Would have been a reasonably funny story - if they hadnt mentioned Dungy's son in the final paragraph.

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Default Re: Vanderjagt Attempts Suicide?

Terrible stuff. Whoever would think something like that is funny has probably never lost someone to suicide. It's one of the most tragic things there is and to tie Dungy's son in to it is pretty sick and disgusting. I'm usually okay with a little sickness in my humor but that is just a little too much.
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