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Jake Reed disputes report of Orlando Thomas' death

Former NFL receiver Jake Reed, a teammate of former Vikings safety Orlando Thomas, has posted multiple messages at his Twitter page indicating that Thomas has not died.

News of Thomas’ death came to us via the Vikings’ official web site.

So we’ll be taking a closer look at this one.

Thomas has been suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease since 2004, a typically fatal condition.

UPDATE:  Reed’s Twitter account isn’t verified.  But if someone opted to make a phony Twitter account, we’d like to think they’d do it for someone other than a mid-level wideout who has been out of the game for several years.  Then again, maybe that’s the genius of it.
 

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22 Responses to “Jake Reed disputes report of Orlando Thomas' death”
  1. Cecil says: Oct 28, 2009 8:44 PM

    You can lose the “typically.” It’s fatal.

  2. Twiz says: Oct 28, 2009 8:46 PM

    Looking for hits Lord Florio?
    You can update other blogs with new info, this would be better suited for an update and/or change of title of the blog.

  3. NFLendzonesportscastdotcom says: Oct 28, 2009 8:47 PM

    Jake Reed’s twitter is a fake. A real player would not spam a link everyday….

  4. slipkid says: Oct 28, 2009 8:49 PM

    and where is terry bradshaw?

  5. E.A.D. says: Oct 28, 2009 8:53 PM

    Terry Bradshaw just tweeted that he hasn’t died either…

  6. Hugh says: Oct 28, 2009 8:55 PM

    Maybe he was in the car with Terry Bradshaw.

  7. cervach says: Oct 28, 2009 8:57 PM

    Anyone else see that Shockey announced on his twitter that Joba Chamberlain bounced a rent check for the place he rents from him in NY? hahahahah

  8. Daryll Hurst says: Oct 28, 2009 8:57 PM

    whoa…
    Jake’s been smokin some of his half-brother’s stash.
    or he’s in bitter denial.

  9. Route36West says: Oct 28, 2009 9:00 PM

    I dont get it you take time to make sure dumb things are correct before you post them but you will just say someone died b/c you read it somewhere.

  10. The Wishbone says: Oct 28, 2009 9:12 PM

    Terry Bradshaw thinks this is kinda ridiculous.

  11. Mean Leroy Brown says: Oct 28, 2009 9:14 PM

    Really hope this isn’t some insane way for Jake Reed to increase his number of twitter followers.

  12. Levito says: Oct 28, 2009 9:18 PM

    The article has been removed from the site: http://blog.vikings.com/2009/10/28/former-vikings-s-orlando-thomas-passes-away/

  13. Twiz says: Oct 28, 2009 9:21 PM

    I don’t believe Jake Reed’s twitter is fake. He talks with too many other players……..

  14. Twiz says: Oct 28, 2009 9:23 PM

    http://twitter.com/Adam_Schefter
    He is now saying it is a false report as well.

  15. DesertPirate says: Oct 28, 2009 9:27 PM

    The article has been removed at the Vikings web site. Haven’t seen it anywhere else either. Must have been put up by Bradshaw..

  16. Twiz says: Oct 28, 2009 9:39 PM

    HEY LORD FLORIO – GROW A SET AND DO THE RIGHT THING AND REMOVE THE BLOG THAT ORLANDO THOMAS DIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. MkePackFan says: Oct 28, 2009 9:44 PM

    Mike Piazza just tweeted that he’s a heterosexual, just in case everyone missed his presser a few years ago.

  18. Bee_Arthur says: Oct 28, 2009 10:07 PM

    4Straight 1000 yard seasons should get a man some respect I think. Mid level blog writer?

  19. PayDoh says: Oct 28, 2009 10:17 PM

    Bradshaw just said, “Favre dropped an F5″.

  20. Lost says: Oct 29, 2009 4:16 AM

    Thanks, Jake. You did the right thing by your friend.

  21. cantgetenough says: Oct 29, 2009 8:39 AM

    Cecil says:
    “You can lose the ‘typically.’ It’s fatal.”
    Conventional wisdom would agree. I have a cousin that died from ALS, but I know of at least one man that has halted the progression of the disease, and in fact is recovering. His name is Eric Edney, and he first started showing symptoms in 1990. His book is a very interesting read.

  22. Scurrilous says: Oct 29, 2009 10:28 AM

    “Jake Reed’s twitter is a fake. A real player would not spam a link everyday….”
    Unless he is getting paid to spam those links.

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