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Coogs
11-20-2007, 02:17 PM
Nothing to add, just found this to be a really sad story...


Ex-Bama player Stacy stable after car accident kills five family members
Nov. 20, 2007
CBSSports.com wire reports





DOTHAN, Ala. -- A van driven by former University of Alabama football star Siran Stacy was struck by a pickup at an intersection and six people were killed, including Stacy's wife and four of his children, state troopers said Tuesday.

The driver of the second vehicle also was killed, said Dorris Teague, a spokeswoman for the state troopers.

Stacy, 39, a star running back for Alabama during 1989-91, was listed in stable condition in surgical intensive care at Flowers Hospital in Dothan. He was the first pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1992 draft, but never carried the ball in the NFL.

State trooper Sgt. Tracy Nelson said the pickup was on the wrong side of the four-lane road when it struck Stacy's van on the passenger side late Monday at an intersection on U.S. 84 about six miles west of Dothan.

Houston County Coroner Robert Byrd said Stacy had stopped for a red light. "The light turned green and they proceeded to cross" the four-lane highway when hit by the other vehicle, he said.

Nelson said investigators hadn't determined why the truck was in the wrong lane.

"He hit them broadside, T-boned them at the intersection there," said Houston County Coroner Robert Byrd.

"I've never had anything like that in my life and I've been doing this for 20 years," Byrd said. "The truck that hit the car was on the passenger side and the impact was substantial."

Stacy's 3-year-old daughter, Shelly, was taken to Children's Hospital in Birmingham, which did not release her condition.

Byrd identified the victims as Stacy's wife, Ellen Stacy, 36; children Lequisa, 18, Bronson, 10, Sidney, 8, and Ellie, 2, all of Newton in southeast Alabama; and pickup driver Adam W. Wayman, 29, of Dothan.

Wa-Z
11-20-2007, 02:18 PM
Ah, that's sad...

siberian khatru
11-20-2007, 02:19 PM
I think if that happened to me, I'd wish I were dead too.

chagrin
11-20-2007, 02:25 PM
I'm speechless, poor guy - I feel for them

Hydrae
11-20-2007, 02:27 PM
Not to trivialize this horrible event but does anyone know why he never played in the NFL after being a #1 pick?

Mile High Mania
11-20-2007, 02:30 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siran_Stacy

It doesn't really reference why he never played... he was arrested for a theft and oddly enough, in September of 2006 he was in an accident that killed 2 elderly people.

That is some crazy bad luck.

Lzen
11-20-2007, 02:31 PM
That is horrible. I would wish I would have died. :(

morphius
11-20-2007, 02:31 PM
I think if that happened to me, I'd wish I were dead too.
Yeah, I couldn't even imagine having one kid die.

HemiEd
11-20-2007, 02:34 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siran_Stacy

It doesn't really reference why he never played... he was arrested for a theft and oddly enough, in September of 2006 he was in an accident that killed 2 elderly people.

That is some crazy bad luck.

Horrible run of bad luck and very sad.

Rain Man
11-20-2007, 05:06 PM
Tragedy aside, I too am really curious why a first-round pick would've never carried the ball, and then was cut the next year. That's a truly disastrous first-round pick.

Here's what I can find about him.

The Chiefs cut him in 1996.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D06E2D61230F932A1575BC0A960958260

According to this web site, he was named after Saran Wrap.

http://www.danieldrezner.com/archives/001305.html

This site says that he was a second-round pick who was merely a run of the mill bust.

http://www.nestofdeath.com/season/2001/10worse.html

But in a bit of good news, he apparently rocked in NFL Europe.

http://www.cheddarheads.co.uk/hof/siran.htm

Valiant
11-20-2007, 05:09 PM
Tragedy aside, I too am really curious why a first-round pick would've never carried the ball, and then was cut the next year. That's a truly disastrous first-round pick.

Here's what I can find about him.

The Chiefs cut him in 1996.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D06E2D61230F932A1575BC0A960958260

According to this web site, he was named after Saran Wrap.

http://www.danieldrezner.com/archives/001305.html

This site says that he was a second-round pick who was merely a run of the mill bust.

http://www.nestofdeath.com/season/2001/10worse.html

But in a bit of good news, he apparently rocked in NFL Europe.

http://www.cheddarheads.co.uk/hof/siran.htm



I think I found out where that bad luck started...

RJ
11-20-2007, 06:27 PM
I think if that happened to me, I'd wish I were dead too.



My thoughts exactly.

JohninGpt
11-20-2007, 08:16 PM
Horrible. I couldn't imagine losing even one of my kids.

Daryle Lamonica
11-20-2007, 09:23 PM
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