The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a missing fishing boat with four people aboard. According to ESPN.com two of them are NFL players Detriot Lions defensive end Corey Smith and Oakland Raiders, linebacker Marquis Cooper. The other two men have been identified as Nick Schuyler and William Bleakley.
Troy Asmus, an agent for Cooper, and Ron Del Duca, the agent for Smith, told ESPN.com that the two players were among the missing. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in an email: “We are staying in contact with the Coast Guard and with the Lions and Raiders.”
According to sources, The four men left the Seminole Boat Ramp at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Saturday in a 21-foot fishing craft. They failed to return as of 1:30 a.m.
Coast Guard helicopters, planes and boats are searching a 750 square mile area 50 miles west of Clearwater Pass in the Gulf of Mexico.
Posted by: Beehindy
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