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Broncos' Williams killed Monday morning


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Broncos' Williams killed Monday morning

DENVER -- Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in downtown Denver early Monday morning, police said. Team spokesman Jim Saccomano said police called him about 3 a.m. Mountain Time from the scene of the shooting and told him three people had been shot and that Williams had been killed.

Saccomano said he spoke with coach Mike Shanahan and others in the organization.

"Complete shock. We're speechless. It takes words away. A terrible tragedy," Saccomano said.

Hours before the shooting, the Broncos lost to San Francisco 26-23 in overtime, eliminating them from the playoff race.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2716385

damn thats sad :(

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This is a damn shame. I am almost sure it was some damn idiotic fan(atic) disgruntled because the loss against the 49ers. He just completed the best season of his career and he had a bright future.

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yeah i know how u feel...iam a VIKINGS fan myself but i really liked this kid.....he reminded me a lot of my favorite corner Antoine Winfield

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sucks that he was killed and all, but i just want to point out that there are so many nfl players out there that are involved with drugs/gangs/shooting/murders/anything illegal it makes me sick. this obviously wasn't an accidental shooting. these idiots are suppose to be role models but deep down they are just "gangstas" and it's pathetic that people worship them. and i'm not pointing everything at williams. hell, it happens to college and even HIGH SCHOOL football players too.

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sucks that he was killed and all, but i just want to point out that there are so many nfl players out there that are involved with drugs/gangs/shooting/murders/anything illegal it makes me sick. this obviously wasn't an accidental shooting. these idiots are suppose to be role models but deep down they are just "gangstas" and it's pathetic that people worship them. and i'm not pointing everything at williams. hell, it happens to college and even HIGH SCHOOL football players too.

Did you even know the guy?

Nah, I didnt either. But the immediate facts can discard your theory. Williams was an avid spokeperson and activist that always opposed gangs wars and drug traffic.

Of course that was his media face and you can make any theories you want. But until you know the truth you cant talk like that, even if you "dont" point anything against Williams. Hell, if you didnt point then why mention that in this thread? Makes no sense.

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sucks that he was killed and all, but i just want to point out that there are so many nfl players out there that are involved with drugs/gangs/shooting/murders/anything illegal it makes me sick. this obviously wasn't an accidental shooting. these idiots are suppose to be role models but deep down they are just "gangstas" and it's pathetic that people worship them. and i'm not pointing everything at williams. hell, it happens to college and even HIGH SCHOOL football players too.

Wow talk about jumping to conclusions. If you had read the rumors that have been coming out you wouldn't be saying that. Reports have been saying that he got into an arguement with some people. He decided the club and head to another party. The people that he got into the arguement followed him and then shot at his limo. This could have happened to anyone. There isn't any need to go on some crusade about nfl players and their behavior off the field.

Also athletes are not role models. Anybody believing that athletes are automatically role models are only setting themselves up for disappointment.

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sucks that he was killed and all, but i just want to point out that there are so many nfl players out there that are involved with drugs/gangs/shooting/murders/anything illegal it makes me sick. this obviously wasn't an accidental shooting. these idiots are suppose to be role models but deep down they are just "gangstas" and it's pathetic that people worship them. and i'm not pointing everything at williams. hell, it happens to college and even HIGH SCHOOL football players too.

Don't let idiots like ray lewis give you bad impressions about an entire league...seriously.

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sucks that he was killed and all, but i just want to point out that there are so many nfl players out there that are involved with drugs/gangs/shooting/murders/anything illegal it makes me sick. this obviously wasn't an accidental shooting. these idiots are suppose to be role models but deep down they are just "gangstas" and it's pathetic that people worship them. and i'm not pointing everything at williams. hell, it happens to college and even HIGH SCHOOL football players too.

From CNN.com

In December, Williams spoke of returning to his hometown this offseason to talk to youngsters about staying out of gangs.

Being from Denver I'm obviously a huge Broncos fan. This is a shame, he was a great cornerback. :(

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Broncos fan here too...

This is definitely a shame. He was a great player. My condolences to his family and the team.

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This is a damn shame. I am almost sure it was some damn idiotic fan(atic) disgruntled because the loss against the 49ers. He just completed the best season of his career and he had a bright future.

Like maybe someone that lost a bet or something? That is just crazy. I sure hope this isn't the case, but whatever the case is nothing (short of defending yourself or family) justifies killing someone.

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Like maybe someone that lost a bet or something? That is just crazy. I sure hope this isn't the case, but whatever the case is nothing (short of defending yourself or family) justifies killing someone.

I remember way back in the soccer world cup held in 1994 in the USA. A player was killed by fans after a loss.

It can happen.

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I remember way back in the soccer world cup held in 1994 in the USA. A player was killed by fans after a loss.

It can happen.

yeah i forgot the kids name but he was Colombian....he accidentally scored an own-goal and was killed by someone at a bar back home....the killer before killing him said something to the effect "u should have scored for the right side"....truly sad and barbaric

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I live just south of Denver in Colorado Springs, Broncos fan as well. Totally shocked when I heard this, just watched the game at my work hours before.

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yeah i forgot the kids name but he was Colombian....he accidentally scored an own-goal and was killed by someone at a bar back home....the killer before killing him said something to the effect "u should have scored for the right side"....truly sad and barbaric

Exactly the one I was thinking about. Thanks for the reminder.

This surely is a hard time for Denver. More for the team than the fans. These players learn to be more than just team mates.

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yeah i forgot the kids name but he was Colombian....he accidentally scored an own-goal and was killed by someone at a bar back home....the killer before killing him said something to the effect "u should have scored for the right side"....truly sad and barbaric

The name of the player is Andres Escobar.

I was set to gloat about the victory until I read the news. I hope they catch the people who were involved with this.

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My thoughts and prayers go out to the team, his family and friends. This is a sad day in football!

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I remember way back in the soccer world cup held in 1994 in the USA. A player was killed by fans after a loss.

It can happen.

Yea I believe it. Just seems very crazy for me. But then again I never bet what I don't expect to lose.

I don't recall ever hearing of this happening to another NFL player before. Not like this anyway. Has a NFL player ever been killed over bets lost/upset fans before?

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