PHOTO. Here is a picture of NFL’s Corey Smith whose death is revisited today. Corey Smith’s NFL boating accident tragedy is revisted by Nick Schuyler on OPRAH today.
As reported on LALATE in February 2009, Smith’s agent Ron Del Duca told the Free Press:
“My thoughts and prayers are with Corey and the other people on the boat right now…. I just spoke to Corey Friday night, and he was in preparation to get going for the 2009 NFL season.”
Lions Corey Smith that Saturday in February 209 headed out on a fishing boat ride off Tampa. That boat and the players left Clearwater Pass 6:30 a.m. Smith would never come home.
Later that year, Nick opened up for the first time to Bryant Gumbel. Nick says of the accident to Gumbel:
“I remember being with the Coast Guard, in the helicopter, and their main concern was with the other guys. They said, ‘Where are the other guys?’ And I had to explain, ‘There is no other guys.’”
Watch Nick’s video below with Bryant.
Corey Smith, Marquis Cooper, Nick Schuyler