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News: StrTgrm:Cowboys' Jay Ratliff 'motivated' by memories of his grandparents

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by BrAinPaiNt, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Hunka Hunka Burning BP Staff Member

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    IRVING -- Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff returned to practice Friday and will play against the Houston Texans on Sunday with a heavy heart and a renewed spirit after burying his grandparents this week in Hahira, Ga.
    Willie Ratliff, 84, and his wife Arletha, 74, died in a house fire.

    Ratliff's grandfather was a double amputee and World War II veteran. His grandmother was found in the bed holding him. She apparently decided if she couldn't get him out, then she was going to die with him, Ratliff said.

    Read more: http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/09/25/2493770/cowboys-jay-ratliff-motivated.html#ixzz10Xza4TWI
  2. diehard2294

    diehard2294 America's Team

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    Very sad
  3. Mansta54

    Mansta54 Well-Known Member

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    We start our run tomorrow with Ratliff leading the way. I bet we live in their backfield tomorrow.. Emotion can do amazing things to you and I bet our D feeds off Ratliff's emotions tomorrow.. We get it started tomorrow..
  4. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    My favorite player on this team... God bless.

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