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News: FWST: Ex-Cowboy Ron Springs dies at age 54

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by WoodysGirl, May 13, 2011.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Posted Thursday, May. 12, 2011

    By Clarence E. Hill Jr.

    Former Dallas Cowboys running back Ron Springs may have accomplished more off the field than he did during an eight-year career in the NFL.

    Springs, 54, who died Thursday after being in a coma since 2007, will certainly leave a lasting legacy.

    His impact on organ donation, diabetes and kidney disease, especially in the African-American community, was immense, former Cowboys teammate Everson Walls said.

  2. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Jerry Jones comments on Ron Springs

    May, 12, 2011 May 12
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    By Calvin Watkins

    Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones had these comments about the passing of Ron Springs on Thursday:

    "Ron's life will always be remembered by the joy and laughter that he brought to others and the courage and toughness he displayed until the end," Jones said in a statement. "Regardless of the circumstances, he always had a smile for everyone. The Dallas Cowboys have lost a wonderful member of our family, and we share our thoughts and prayers with his family."

    Read the rest: http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowboys/post/_/id/4679828/jerry-jones-comments-on-ron-springs
  3. dwmyers

    dwmyers Well-Known Member

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    He was living with type 2 diabetes, something I've had to deal with for a while now.

    He was a lot more courageous than people realized, IMO. Rest in peace, Ron. You've earned it.
  4. JakeCamp12

    JakeCamp12 Well-Known Member

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    Sad day in Cowboys Nation...I loved watching Ron play. Mods, can we get a Ron Springs graphic for the top of the website???

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