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Old 01-05-2013, 09:59 PM   #26
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RIP. 39 is way too young. Any word on what happened to him?
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:40 PM   #27
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http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nau-ass...78--ncaaf.html

random, i'm sure well find out eventually
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:06 PM   #28
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It's kind of funny that me and my wife were going thru some items at our storage unit sorting thru some old stuff I've had, and she picked up this Bronco hat and asked me if she should throw it away, and I said yeah, then as she was tossing it over the crap pile we had set up, out of the corner of my eye I saw some kind of scribbles on the bill of the hat, I went over picked it up to check it out, and I laughed when I realized it was one I had it signed by Jeff Lewis in 96 at a training camp day I went to in Greeley.
I of course saved the hat and decided to keep it.
Dang, what a bummer, so young...
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:29 AM   #29
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If they refuse to say how he died I would think it was not an accident, like car, falling off a house stuff like that. I'm thinking some kind of health problem, murder or suicide.
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:33 AM   #30
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The fact the people around him don't seem surprised and they aren't releasing the reason makes me feel he must have had some terrible disease they knew was going to take him.

Don't remember him much but i do remember him. Or I guess like Bachuss was guessing maybe suicide. I have been pretty depressed a few times in my life and its still always hard for me to believe people would kill themselves. Must be a level I don't understand and hopefully never will.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:00 AM   #31
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With home field wrapped up, the 1996 Broncos played a glorified preseason game in the regular season finale at San Diego. It was an ESPN Sunday Night telecast. I purchased tickets early in the season so I sat in the rain that night disgusted that I was being treated to watching Bill Musgrave stink up the joint in the third quarter.

Musgrave eventually got destroyed on a pass rush, which brought rookie Jeff Lewis into the game. Lewis scrambled around and brought excitement into a dull game that badly needed it. He almost rallied Denver back on a fourth quarter comeback. I will remember him fondly for the joy he brought me that night.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:54 AM   #32
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Hmm that is sad. He always looked like a servicable QB in preseason. I lost track of him after he went to carolina
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:38 AM   #33
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In depth interview with Jeff at NAU. Talks a lot about his days with the Broncos. RIP JL


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Old 01-06-2013, 07:42 AM   #34
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Very sad. RIP.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:06 AM   #35
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I did a quick Google search. It seems that he might have been an assistant at NAU? It mentions that specifically, plus most of the hits come up with the school making the announcement.

I wonder if this is for the same reason NCAA univiersities won't disclose information on injuries to players? I wonder if this applies to everyone with the sports programs or if there was a concern this is the case?
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:32 AM   #36
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Vic Lombardi said he had per-exhisting health conditions and he just stopped breathing. That's all he knows.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:45 AM   #37
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Very sad news. RIP.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:48 AM   #38
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Thoughts & prayers go out to his family & friends.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:46 AM   #39
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Vic Lombardi said he had per-exhisting health conditions and he just stopped breathing. That's all he knows.
Anyone remember Doug Million with the Rockies? He passed away from an asthma attack down there. Phoenix used to be a great place for people with respitory issues, but so many transplants brought non-native plants, especially olive trees, which are now banned but everywhere. The pollution doesn't help either. I don't know if Jeff had asthma, just wondering. My wife graduated with him from Horizon HS in Scottsdale.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:02 AM   #40
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Vic Lombardi said he had per-exhisting health conditions and he just stopped breathing. That's all he knows.
OMG. i;m sorry to hear that. hope everything will be just fine soon
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OMG. i;m sorry to hear that. hope everything will be just fine soon
He passed away.
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Wow, RIP. This is terrible news. I really don't know how to feel about it because while he was an obscure player, 39 is WAY too young.
I think it's ok to feel bad about it, even though he was an "obscure" player.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:30 PM   #43
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OMG. i;m sorry to hear that. hope everything will be just fine soon
OMG, are you dumb. RIP in the thread means Rest In Peace. He isn't taking a power nap with no one making disturbing noises. He is taking a dirt nap for eternity! If that is your meaning of "hope everything will be just fine soon" then you nailed it because not breathing anymore must have been better for him then breathing.
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