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irateluvmachine
08-22-2007, 01:11 PM
http://www.mercurynews.com/healthandscience/ci_6681068

rest in peace, eddie... :(

gameface_one
08-22-2007, 07:19 PM
Former NBA player Griffin dies in car-train crash


Agence France-Presse

HOUSTON, Texas - Eddie Griffin, a former Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves power forward, has been identified as the man who died when his car struck a moving train in Houston last week.

Griffin, 25, drove his sport utility vehicle through a railroad crossing barrier and into a moving train at about 1:30 a.m. on August 17, officials said.

The vehicle burst into flames on impact, damaging Griffin's body so badly that investigators had to use his dental records to verify his identity Tuesday, a report in the Houston Chronicle stated.

"The entire organization is devastated and saddened by this terrible tragedy," Rockets owner Leslie Alexander said. "Our thoughts go out to Eddie's family and friends during this very difficult time."

The Harris County Medical Examiner's office identified the body.

Griffin faced off-court troubles throughout his National Basketball Association. The No. 7 pick by the New Jersey Nets in the 2001 draft, he was released on March 17 by the Timberwolves after various off-court issues.

"The entire Minnesota Timberwolves organization is deeply saddened by this tragic news," Timberwolves vice president of basketball operations Kevin McHale said. "Eddie will be missed by everyone who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Eddie's loved ones."

flsfnoeraekadad
08-22-2007, 07:47 PM
First, Malik Sealy.

Second, Eddie Griffin.

Parehong Minnesota, parehong sa motor-related accident namatay.

mighty_lion
08-22-2007, 08:40 PM
Sabi ng matatanda, ang masamang damo matagal mamatay. Di ba balitang problema sa locker room itong si Griffen sa Minny kaya hindi na enextend ang contract.

Anyway, all is done. Condolence.

bluetruck
08-24-2007, 08:08 PM
nakakapanghinayang. this guy had so much talent yet was so psychologically imbalanced. the team that drafted him knew about his past struggles with the law yet took a gamble thinking that he would eventually mature.

bluetruck
08-25-2007, 10:22 PM
we have a local version of eddie griffin....joseph yeo!