RIP Caleb Swanigan

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  1. noknobs

    noknobs Well-Known Member

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    This really sucks. RIP
     
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    Extremely sad. Very alarming someone would pass away of natural causes at 25?Makes me scared .I know he gained weight back but still that doesn't make sense. RIP
     
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    calvin natt Confeve

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    Good reminder when people are bashing players because they “suck” that they’re just people. Young people. Going through shit maybe. Money doesn’t fix it all.
     
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    PDXFonz I’m listening!

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    Not only did he gain it back, I think he may have been at his heaviest months after being out the league.
     
  5. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus They don't do much, you know Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    I had missed this yesterday, and then just saw an "in memoriam" note about him on BBRef. Hit me hard. It's going to be a somber draft day.
     
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    BlazerBender Well-Known Member

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    Awww man. Sad.

    Has anyone had such a feel good story turn to a feel bad story in such a short amount if time? He was a poster child for what hard work can get you for the youth only 3 years ago. No he is a “ avoid that path” lesson.
    I wish he could have found help. @PtldPlatypus
    I missed this too. Somber indeed…
     
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  7. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus They don't do much, you know Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    That's a crazy but astute point. I don't think I can really think of anyone who's swung so widely and quickly from inspirational story to cautionary tale.
     
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