Friday, July 07, 2006

Georgia Southern WR dies from Motorcycle accident

Teddy Craft, a wide receiver on the Georgia Southern football team, died Thursday from complications he suffered in a two-vehicle accident near Statesboro. He was reported to have been in serious condition late Wednesday night.

Craft was a senior for the Eagles and led them reception yards (319) and td's (5) , he was also voted to the second team All-Southern Conference the last two years.

First off I'd like to send my condolences to his family and to the university and the football team for it's loss. It should be noted that Craft was wearing his helmet at the time of the accident. But I still can't realize why athletes continue to ride these dangerous vehicles when they have so much to lose. It hasn't even been a month since Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was almost killed in an accident where he flew into the windshield of an oncoming car.

The list of athletes involved in motorcycle crashes just continues to grow and until pro-league officials and college administrators do something about it, the list will continue to get bigger and lives will continue to be lost and careers ruined. The joy of riding in the open wind isn't worth your life or career.

Again though, my prayers and thoughts go out to Teddy Craft's family. My God bless you.


At July 07, 2006, Blogger STR said...

Horrible accident, my thoughts and prayers will def. be for his friends and family this weekend. I do wish all these atheletes would stop it with these motorcycels seriously!

At July 19, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do bike riders always take the brunt of the criticism when there is a serious accident involving a bike. Here we go with the helmets again! Why don't we require athletes - no how about everyone - that rides in a car, on a bicycle, 4 wheeler, skateboard, moped, horse, etc. to wear a helmet? Think of all the brain injuries and deaths the government could protect us from and all the medical expenses! How about instead of continually harping on bikes and helmets, etc., lets push for tough laws with harsh penalties to the BAD CAGE DRIVERS that CAUSE these accidents. Killing someone on a bike and getting a $150 fine for "failure to yield right of way" is no penalty. I would bet people may start paying attention to bikes and stop saying "I just didn't see him".


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