Former Bucs Missing In Gulf

March 1st, 2009

This is scary.

A boat is missing off of Clearwater and the Coast Guard has said three NFL players were on the craft, two of which are former Bucs, per WFTS-TV.

Friends Victor “Marquis” Cooper, Nick Skyler, Corey Smith and a fourth person haven’t been seen since.

At least 2 of the men are professional football players with ties to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Cooper, whose truck and trailer is till parked at the boat ramp where the men left from, is a linebacker with the Oakland Raiders.

Smith is a defensive end for the Detroit Lions. Both began their careers with the Bucs.

For what team does the third player play? Uh, oh.

The players’ fishing boat was supposed to be 50 miles off Clearwater. It was an overnight trip and supposed to return after dawn. The boat and its passengers never did.

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