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Drunk Monkey
10-05-2011, 04:57 PM
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP)óBroncos rookie right tackle Orlando Franklin(notes) was excused Wednesday to deal with a family tragedy.

Franklinís status for Sundayís game against San Diego is uncertain. Coach John Fox had already addressed the media when Franklin apparently learned of the situation after practice.


http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-broncos-franklin

Dagmar
10-05-2011, 04:58 PM
Apparently his brother died, according to Broncosforums.

Oct. 05, 2011 4:23 p.m. - by Lee Rasizer - Tragedy strikes family of RT Orlando Franklin The Broncos locker room was stunned by the news that the brother of starting RT Orlando Franklin was killed Wednesday. No details were immediately available, but Franklin left to join his family and his status for Sunday's game is unknown. Coach John Fox already had addressed the media when the news hit. Chris Clark would likely replace Franklin.

SonOfLe-loLang
10-05-2011, 04:59 PM
I didnt know he was related to Steve Jobs. Hmm, poor taste?

Drunk Monkey
10-05-2011, 04:59 PM
That's a tough loss. Best wishes to him and his family.

Drunk Monkey
10-05-2011, 05:00 PM
I didnt know he was related to Steve Jobs. Hmm, poor taste?

yes

That One Guy
10-05-2011, 05:04 PM
I didnt know he was related to Steve Jobs. Hmm, poor taste?

If it were funny it might be excusable.

SonOfLe-loLang
10-05-2011, 05:06 PM
If it were funny it might be excusable.

I'm sorry, ill try harder next time

broncocalijohn
10-05-2011, 05:10 PM
I'm sorry, ill try harder next time

Dont worry. Those are Mac Guys.

SonOfLe-loLang
10-05-2011, 05:11 PM
Dont worry. Those are Mac Guys.

haha as am i. I usually dont get effected by deaths of people I don'tknow, but i have to admit the Steve Jobs news saddened me a bit.

broncocalijohn
10-05-2011, 05:17 PM
haha as am i. I usually dont get effected by deaths of people I don'tknow, but i have to admit the Steve Jobs news saddened me a bit.

it should for everyone. He makes the competition better. Everyone needs to try to stay up with Apple. Hopefully, they go on and be strong without him. We saw what happened to the stock when he stepped down a few months ago. I wonder what happens tomorrow.

OBF1
10-05-2011, 05:23 PM
Apple was up $5.75 today at just over $378 a share. I do not think it will go down on this news, only if the entire market takes a dump tomorrow. I have not looked at the futures yet so I can not comment on that. RIP

Kid A
10-05-2011, 05:26 PM
I didnt know he was related to Steve Jobs. Hmm, poor taste?

Unfortunately, first thing that came to my mind too.

Feel awful for Orlando. His brother was probably very young.

maher_tyler
10-05-2011, 05:28 PM
Damn that sucks...

Dagmar
10-05-2011, 05:31 PM
OFranklin74 (http://twitter.com/#%21/OFranklin74) Orlando Franklin
Thanks guys for all your prayers for my little brother. Its a shame that he had to die at 20. Thanks again twitter fam 1Love

TheReverend
10-05-2011, 06:02 PM
Sucks. Pointless way to go at 20 years old.

Hope Orlando doesn't get revenge in his head.

crush17
10-05-2011, 06:11 PM
OFranklin74 (http://twitter.com/#%21/OFranklin74) Orlando Franklin

Man, such a bummer.

Lestat
10-05-2011, 06:17 PM
sucks for Orlando. he was starting to come on and now he has to deal with this senselessness.

Broncoman13
10-05-2011, 06:24 PM
Sucks. Pointless way to go at 20 years old.

Hope Orlando doesn't get revenge in his head.

How did he die? I haven't seen anything on cause of death.

TheReverend
10-05-2011, 06:27 PM
How did he die? I haven't seen anything on cause of death.

It says "killed"

Broncoman13
10-05-2011, 06:29 PM
I agree it sounds like he was murdered or something like that. But he could have been killed in a car accident or something.

TheReverend
10-05-2011, 06:41 PM
I agree it sounds like he was murdered or something like that. But he could have been killed in a car accident or something.

True. Maybe I'm reading too much into it. Wouldve expected "died" "passed" etc if it weren't some sort of violence. Hope it wasn't.

vonqkilla
10-05-2011, 06:48 PM
Apple was up $5.75 today at just over $378 a share. I do not think it will go down on this news, only if the entire market takes a dump tomorrow. I have not looked at the futures yet so I can not comment on that. RIP

It also had a low of 350 the other day . Tough news driven market, techs work, but yikes europe, jobs reports, jobs .
Back to #74, sad news. Never lost anyone close to me. My heart goes out to his family.

gyldenlove
10-05-2011, 06:52 PM
Sucks. Pointless way to go at 20 years old.

Hope Orlando doesn't get revenge in his head.

I don't think he will, despite the fact that he clearly eats babies and puppies he seems like a kid with his head on straight.

Tough to lose a kid brother though.

Swedish Extrovert
10-05-2011, 07:18 PM
Apple was up $5.75 today at just over $378 a share. I do not think it will go down on this news, only if the entire market takes a dump tomorrow. I have not looked at the futures yet so I can not comment on that. RIP

This.

Swedish Extrovert
10-05-2011, 07:20 PM
I feel for Franklin, and he should take off whatever time he needs. Best thing he can do is come back strong when he can and play in his honor.

Requiem
10-05-2011, 07:23 PM
Orlando will play and get 93 pancakes in a game.

Ratboy
10-05-2011, 08:16 PM
I didnt know he was related to Steve Jobs. Hmm, poor taste?

No, but it was funny!

supermanhr9
10-06-2011, 05:14 AM
Man..... horrible thing to go through.

Kaylore
10-06-2011, 05:21 AM
Wow that sucks. I love my little brother. If he died, I would be devastated for a long time.

BowlenBall
10-06-2011, 05:46 AM
I feel terrible for Orlando Franklin and his family -- and I hope the Broncos give him the option to play or not play this week, without prejudice. In fact, if I were EFX and/or Bowlen, I'd tell him that he's not allowed to play (with pay), and he should take this week (and the bye week) to grieve and deal with his loss.

Another sad day for the Broncos family....

ColoradoDarin
10-06-2011, 06:26 AM
Prayers for Orlando and his family. And I hope he does take revenge, on the field against every opponent he ever faces as a tribute to his little bro.

alkemical
10-06-2011, 06:51 AM
Orlando will play and get 93 pancakes in a game.

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQU5OfzkBTew8pHYbzUp8RS84_PkM8U0 20S1bjhm4vgOj1gWcBN

Chris
10-06-2011, 08:21 AM
That is tough. My heart goes out to him.

Smiling Assassin27
10-06-2011, 08:25 AM
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP)óBroncos rookie right tackle Orlando Franklin(notes) was excused Wednesday to deal with a family tragedy.

Franklinís status for Sundayís game against San Diego is uncertain. Coach John Fox had already addressed the media when Franklin apparently learned of the situation after practice.


http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-broncos-franklin

Condolences to Mr. Franklin and his family.

Pick up the SD defense off your waiver wire now.

BowlenBall
10-10-2011, 09:13 AM
Amazing job by Orlando Franklin to play this game in spite of the terrible family tragedy -- and he played well, too (as did the rest of the O-line)

We're all very proud of you, Orlando -- and our thoughts are with you and your family through the bye week....

gyldenlove
10-10-2011, 09:16 AM
Amazing job by Orlando Franklin to play this game in spite of the terrible family tragedy -- and he played well, too (as did the rest of the O-line)

We're all very proud of you, Orlando -- and our thoughts are with you and your family through the bye week....

This is the kind of situation that really tests if you have your head on straight and it looks like Orlando is made of the right stuff - hopefully he will be able to cope with the loss and work with his family to move on and grow from it.