I don’t claim to be much of a writer, but for the past 24-48 hours, it’s been hell thinking of something to write about. One of the big ways I figure out what to write about is read current events and what’s happening now. This helped me today in fact. Some pretty big news stories are going opn right now.
UPDATE: The report has now changed to indicate “at least” two NFL players missing instead of three. The Coast Guard identified the players as Raider linebacker Marquis Cooper and Lion defensive end Corey Smith. The identity of one of the other passengers is Nick Skyler.
Believed to be about 50 miles off the shore of Clearwater, Fla., the boat supposedly is holding four passengers total. At around 1:30 AM ET on Sunday, the Coast Guard was informed by friends of the passengers that the boat hadn’t returned from a fishing trip that left early Saturday morning.
It’s unfair to speculate further until more details about the story emerge, but this brings to mind the sad tale of former LSU and Patriot defensive end Marquise Hill, who died of accidental drowning in Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain while visiting home during the offseason in 2007.
Oklahoma freshman receiver Corey Wilson was in a car accident on Friday afternoon in Oklahoma while traveling on Interstate 35, and the details don’t sound very encouraging.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the 20-year-old from Texas suffered head and internal injuries when his Chevrolet Trailblazer collided with a pickup, ran off a highway and rolled twice, throwing him about 45 feet from the vehicle. Wilson was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident, which no doubt had a lot to do with him being flung from the car.