Monday, February 5, 2007

Tragedy in SoCal

USC kicker Mario Danelo was found dead at the bottom of a 100 foot cliff. An autopsy performed Monday showed that Danelo's blood alcohol content was a stifling .23 at the time of death. That is more than three times the legal limit in California. So to say that Alcohol played a part in Mario's death would be an understatement.

Police have ruled out homicide, and at this point his family, friends, and teammates say that suicide is also out of the question. If this is true than the USC football team has succumb to an extremely tragic accident.

Mario Danelo, son of NFL kicker Joe Danelo was a walk on in 2003. In the last two years he has only missed two FGs going 26-28 in his USC career. Danelo made 15 of 16 field goals this season and led the Trojans in scoring with 89 points. He made two field goals in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day to help USC beat Michigan 32-18. This kid, from what I've read, was a good kid and looks like he would have made a great kicker in the NFL. My condolences go out to his family, friends, and the USC Trojans, even though I truly despise them.


4 comments:

NFL Adam said...

So does this move Vanderjagt back to the title of top living drunk, idiot kicker?

grittysquirrels said...

Ouch...that's harsh....yes it does

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