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Joey Harrington hit by SUV on bike, hospitalized

Posted on: August 2, 2011 2:21 pm
Edited on: August 2, 2011 2:27 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson

Some scary news out of Portland, Oregon today, as Joey Harrington, the former third-overall selection of the Detroit Lions, has been hospitalized after being hit by an SUV while riding his bike.

That's according to the Statesman Journal, who also reports that Harrington's injuries include "a broken collarbone, a punctured lung, and a laceration on his head." According to his father, John Harrington, the injuries are not life-threatening, which is great news.

"This certainly was not life-threatening," Harrington's father said. "There is no doubt he was extremely lucky."

According to Portland police, Harrington was "hit from behind just before 8:30 p.m. by a Toyota RAV4" driven by a man who stayed on the scene and was cooperative with the police.

Harrington -- fortunately -- was also wearing a helmet, which may have saved his life.

"The impact … put him up on the top of the car," his father said. "Joey ended up upside down and came down on his head and shoulder and then skidded off to the side."

Harrington's name hasn't been floated in NFL circles for quite a while now -- the former first-overall selection for the Detroit Lions hasn't played in the league since 2007, which is kind of crazy in that it was forever ago that he went from sure-fire stud to absolute bust with the Lions during the Matt Millen era.

Hopefully his recovery will be quick and the next time we see his name in the news it will be because he's doing well.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 3:34 pm
 

Joey Harrington hit by SUV on bike, hospitalized



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Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: August 7, 2011 5:52 am
 

Joey Harrington hit by SUV on bike, hospitalized

Brews_&_Bears, your comments were supposed to be funny I guess, and even though nobody enjoys irreverent humor more than me I think you should have skipped posting something that is so much more mean spirited than actually funny. Really, it was dumb. Then you're "glad he is ok" but add "I certainly do not give a rats behind". Huh?

You like funny? Me too. After the wickedly clever comments by hightower and Dimpled Balls how could you even think of posting such simple minded rubbish ("Does this guy still live with his parents....all the comments from his dad you'd think he was out there with him teaching him how to ride a bike or something")? Hardy har-har. Get a clue, man. Not funny, not nice, just dumb.

PackRalph showed real class with his comment, and as I am a life-long suffering fan of the pathetic Lions, his comment is an astute football observation from a true football fan about an athlete who tried like hell and didn't make excuses. He did his best in a horrible situation. Since you enjoy kicking someone when they're down, your comments would be more appropriate for someone like JaMarcus Russell, who has been accused of hardly trying and not giving a crap. Unlike Russell who squandered his chance, Harrington took everything like a man should.

I think I actually saw you on several occasions, staggering out after a game and puking on the sidewalk, then gamely chugging another beer because you're a fan survivor, dammit. Not at all like some pansy quarterbacks, I bet.



Since: Jun 22, 2011
Posted on: August 3, 2011 7:07 am
 

Joey Harrington hit by SUV on bike, hospitalized

I stand corrected......Harrington can hit water if he falls out of a boat!  Glad he is ok but I certainly do not give a rats behind.  Does this guy still live with his parents....all the comments from his dad you'd think he was out there with him teaching him how to ride a bike or something. 




Since: Aug 27, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 12:14 am
 

Joey Harrington hit by SUV on bike, hospitalized

Hope he fully recovers. I never saw him not try and he had no talent around him.



Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: August 2, 2011 5:38 pm
 

Joey Harrington hit by SUV on bike, hospitalized

he deserves much better than he has been handed.
By "much better", you mean better than being treated as a star in college, gtting paid around $30M for 5 not so great years in the NFL, and being set for life, never having to work again if he doesn't want to? Is that the raw deal that he got? Getting hit by an SUV, that does suck, but it is the first thing.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: August 2, 2011 5:21 pm
 

Joey Harrington hit by SUV on bike, hospitalized

See...helmets do save lives and prevent major injuries....hear that Big Ben?



Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: August 2, 2011 5:19 pm
 

Joey Harrington hit by SUV on bike, hospitalized

Maybe they should make another huge billboard with his picture on it. It worked great the first time


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