Tag:Martez Smith
Posted on: November 16, 2010 1:08 am
Edited on: November 16, 2010 1:08 am
 

Larry Fedora: Tim Green cannot speak

Posted by Tom Fornelli

The ramifications of the shooting involving three Southern Miss football players just keep getting worse.  Earlier it was reported that linebacker Martez Smith was paralyzed from the waist down thanks to his injuries.  While the school is yet to confirm Smith's paralysis, head coach Larry Fedora refused to comment on the injury on Monday night as well.

Unfortunately, Fedora did shed some light on the current condition of another one of his players, Tim Green.   According to Fedora, Green cannot speak and has been writing notes to express himself.  Fedora also went on to say that all night clubs are off-limits to his players, and that grief counselors are now available.  Fedora also went on to say that there are no plans to add a curfew on Saturday nights after games.

"We constantly talk about making good decisions with our football team," Fedora told ESPN.com . "These are 18-, 19-, 20-year-old kids. Unless you are that age you probably do not think the same way they do. I know I don't.

"Making decisions is part of the growing process and coming from a young man to a full-grown man. You have to make decisions on your own and understand that there are consequences to every decision you make. We talk about that all the time.  Kids are going to make mistakes and they are going to pay the consequences for those mistakes and they move on and learn from them and grow. That is how they become a full-grown man."

No arrests in the shooting have been made, and Fedora said that the police have not given him any new information on the investigation or what led to the fight.

For now, all anyone can do is hope that the injuries to both Smith and Green are temporary, and that both will be fully healthy when it's all over.

Posted on: November 15, 2010 2:16 pm
 

Southern Miss player may be paralyzed

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Chip Patterson reported about the three Southern Miss players who were shot outside a nightclub early Sunday morning yesterday, and now that we're getting more updates on the shooting, there's good news and bad news.  The good news is that Martez Smith, Tim Green and Deddrick Jones are now all listed in fair condition.  The bad news is that it appears that Martez Smith may be paralyzed from the waist down because of the shooting.

According to a report from WAPT.com, Smith's grandfather, James Smith, said his grandson told him that he can't move his legs.

"My son called me and told me he couldn't move his legs," said James Smith, fighting off tears in his eyes.

"Young man, old man like me, I could see, but a young man? That's tough."

Obviously, this is terrible news for Smith, his family, and Southern Mississippi.  Smith hasn't played since suffering an injury on October 9th, and the school is yet to confirm the report of his paralysis.

Police are still investigating the shooting, and no arrests have been made.

Hat tip: CFT
 
 
 
 
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