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Former Cowboys Kicker Matt Bryant Loses An Infant Son

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Hostile, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Buccaneers kicker Bryant's infant son passes away

    By Pat Yasinskas

    Updated: September 24, 2008, 4:38 PM ET

    TAMPA, Fla.

    -- The infant son of Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Matt Bryant died Wednesday morning, coach Jon Gruden said.

    Matthew Tryson Bryant apparently died in his sleep, Gruden said. The coach said he did not know any further details. The child was born June 16.

    "We're shocked and very saddened by this," Gruden said.

    Gruden said he was unsure if Bryant will play in Sunday's game against Green Bay, and that the situation would be addressed later in the week.

    "The entire Buccaneer family is deeply saddened by this tragedy. The Bryants have been an inspiration to our entire community through their commitment to their family and their exhaustive efforts working with children and those in need in the Bay area," Buccaneers general manager Bruce Allen said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Matt and Melissa during this difficult time.''

    Pat Yasinskas covers the NFC South for ESPN.com.
  2. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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    Yuck. I feel sick just thinking about it.
  3. jumanji

    jumanji Member

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    sucks...my life would be over without my son in it.

    either sids or the kid rolled over and sufficated. we had baby bumbers to prevent the kid from rolling over.
  4. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    14 years and 2 days after I lost mine.

    No one should out live their child. It hurts.
  5. Nors

    Nors Benched

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    thats terrible

    Gruden needs to give him a week off - JMO
    Family more important than Sunday
  6. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    As one father to another, I feel your pain. Maybe not empathetically, but sympathetically.

    When you're a dad and you love your children, you might not be able to feel exactly as another dad who lost his child feels, but you experience a certain amount of sympathy that's real because you can imagine how it would feel if the same happened to you.
  7. djtavo

    djtavo Jesus is Lord

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    if i ever have a kid and he dies, i will go with him.
  8. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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  9. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Terrible......I pray for his family
  10. braw

    braw Member

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    I feel your pain..My wife and I had a 9 month still birth 11 yrs ago.

    Feel for Matt's wife and Him, My prayers go out to them.
  11. SultanOfSix

    SultanOfSix Star Power

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    It could have been SIDS. It's a shame. It really must be tough.
  12. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    My prayer go out to Matt and his family.
  13. BigDFan5

    BigDFan5 Cowboys Make me Drink

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    That is horrible, as a father I dont know what I would do if something like this happened, its just terrible to think about

    Prayers to the Bryant family
  14. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    Man, that's TRULY heartbreaking... God bless the Bryant and Bucs family! :pray:
  15. parchy

    parchy Active Member

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    Former Baylor kicker, too. Just terrible.
  16. DragonCowboy

    DragonCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Wow. I can only imagine how that'd feel.

    Prayers with Bryant and the baby.
  17. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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    The new recommendations are nothing in the crib (including baby bumpers) and child flat on his/her back. No smoking in the household. Be careful not to overbundle them when they are sick.

    Other than that, it is just bad luck.
  18. LeonDixson

    LeonDixson Illegitimi non carborundum

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    I can't think of anything worse than losing a child. God Bless Matt and his wife.
  19. HoleInTheRoof

    HoleInTheRoof Benched

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    God bless the Bryant family, as well as anyone who ever has, and unfortunately will, suffer the loss of one of the Lords little angels.
  20. Tenkamenin

    Tenkamenin Well-Known Member

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    Very sad, my heart goes out to his family

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