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Southern Miss player may be paralyzed

Posted on: November 15, 2010 2:16 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Chip Patterson reported about the three Southern Miss players who were shot outside a nightclub early Sunday morning yesterday, and now that we're getting more updates on the shooting, there's good news and bad news.  The good news is that Martez Smith, Tim Green and Deddrick Jones are now all listed in fair condition.  The bad news is that it appears that Martez Smith may be paralyzed from the waist down because of the shooting.

According to a report from WAPT.com, Smith's grandfather, James Smith, said his grandson told him that he can't move his legs.

"My son called me and told me he couldn't move his legs," said James Smith, fighting off tears in his eyes.

"Young man, old man like me, I could see, but a young man? That's tough."

Obviously, this is terrible news for Smith, his family, and Southern Mississippi.  Smith hasn't played since suffering an injury on October 9th, and the school is yet to confirm the report of his paralysis.

Police are still investigating the shooting, and no arrests have been made.

Hat tip: CFT
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