Lee Roy Selmon Stable, Improving

September 3rd, 2011

Updated just prior to 3 p.m. today, Tampa Tribune reporter Joey Johnston spoke with Lee Roy Selmon’s brother Dewey Selmon,¬†also a former Bucs defensive lineman, and learned Lee Roy Selmon perhaps has turned the corner to improvement.

Lee Roy Selmon was struck down by a stroke Friday at his Tampa home.

Per Johnston, via Dewey Selmon, the lone Bucs player in the Pro Football Hall of Fame is in stable condition.

A nursing supervisor listed Selmon, 56, in critical condition as of early this afternoon.

Dewey Selmon said he was told the first 48 hours following a stroke are important and a more definitive condition could be known by the conclusion of the weekend.

“Lee Roy knows that a lot of people care about him and are praying for him,” Dewey Selmon said. “He knows that.”

Also per Johnston, who quoted a former teammate who visited Selmon in the hospital, Selmon was responsive and could recognize family members.

There’s a lot of information in Johnston’s story so Joe suggests you click on the link.

Com’ on, Lee Roy. You’ve got a whole community (Tampa Bay) and a state (Oklahoma) pulling for you man.

8 Responses to “Lee Roy Selmon Stable, Improving”

  1. Architek Says:

    Mr. Selmon,
    We are praying for you and your family. I know you are going to pull through.

  2. Capt.Tim Says:

    Thank God! You are in our Prayers, Mr.Selmon. Tampa is a better Town when you are in it!

  3. alan thomas Says:

    this is very good to hear. been sick to my stomach since i heard the news last night on your website that he had passed. never been happier to find out that what i was reading was wrong. very wrong.

  4. Eric Says:

    Thankfully, they have made great progress in limiting damage caused by a stroke.

    Sure hope that is the case here.

    Seems like just yesterday the guy was playing.

  5. Dave Says:

    Prayers and thoughts…

  6. Brad Says:

    I know you can pull through… Tampa Bay loves Leroy Selmon!!!

  7. Joe Says:

    Amen Alan!

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