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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Updated: Nov. 20, 2006, 4:12 PM ET Former Eagles DB Andre Waters, 44, commits suicide ESPN.com news services TAMPA, Fla. -- Andre Waters, a defensive back who spent most of his 12 seasons in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles, ...

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Old 11-20-2006, 03:44 PM   #1
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Andre Waters

Updated: Nov. 20, 2006, 4:12 PM ET


Former Eagles DB Andre Waters, 44, commits suicide


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TAMPA, Fla. -- Andre Waters, a defensive back who spent most of his 12 seasons in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound early Monday. He was 44.

Andre Waters played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1984-1993.

His body was found at about 1:30 a.m. at his Tampa home, the medical examiner's office said. He had shot himself in the head. Toxicology reports were ordered and results will be available in four to six weeks, the office said.

Waters' body was found by his girlfriend, Hillsborough County sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Carter said. The woman's name was not available, and the sheriff's office had no further details, Carter added.

"What a devastating piece of news," Eagles radio voice Merrill Reese said in a statement on the team's Web site. "Andre was a guy who could light up a room with his personality. As a football player, he came from nothing. But he made himself into a fine player by working hard and dedicating himself to the game."

Waters, an assistant football coach at Fort Valley State in Georgia, joined the Eagles out of Cheyney State in 1984 and played with them at cornerback and safety through 1993. He was known as one of the NFL's hardest hitters and often was fined for some of his tackles. He spent his last two seasons with the Arizona Cardinals.

"Everybody has been in such shock," Fort Valley State spokeswoman Cindy Gambill said.

Waters was in his first year coaching at the school. Many students, including football players, are not on campus this week because of Thanksgiving.

Football coach Deondri Clark lauded Waters for an "outstanding" college career that enabled him to make the NFL.

Waters, who was born in Belle Glade, also coached at Morgan State, South Florida and Alabama State before coming to Fort Valley State this summer.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.


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Old 11-20-2006, 05:46 PM   #2
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RE: Andre Waters

well i met him one night when i played 130's ball and he was a complete jerk. i met reggie white the same night and that guy was amazing.
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Old 11-20-2006, 07:26 PM   #3
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sometimes i just dont' understand ppl..
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Old 11-20-2006, 07:41 PM   #4
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RE: Andre Waters

I had a friend who killed himself with his gun years ago, thing was everything seemed to be great for him, you know great family, job and alot of friends..
Who knows what makes ppl do such a thing...
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Old 11-20-2006, 08:17 PM   #5
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guy could lay the wood. and that's not the first time i've heard he was a jerk.

my money is on gambling debts
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Originally Posted by BlackandBlue
guy could lay the wood. and that's not the first time i've heard he was a jerk.

my money is on gambling debts
I'll call your gambling debts and raise you a dependency on the product of the coca plant.
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