Friday, December 23, 2005

Indy Colts coach Tony Dungy's son found dead

Terrible news.

James Dungy, the 18-year-old son of Colts coach Tony Dungy, was found dead today in his apartment near Tampa, Fla., and apparently took his own life, a local official said.

“It is an apparent suicide,” said Dick Bailey, operations manager at the Hillsborough County (Fla.) Medical Examiners Department. “We don’t know the
motivation (for the suicide),” Bailey said.

He said an autopsy, scheduled for tomorrow, would have to be completed before an official cause of death was announced. Vida Morgan, a spokeswoman for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department, said the cause of death would be released after the autopsy and that no foul play was suspected.

Sympathies and prayers go to the Dungy family.

Numerous papers are reporting the news, from the Chicago Tribune to the Orlando Sentinel to the Seattle Post Intelligencer (all got their info from the AP).

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