Dewey Selmon says Lee Roy is recovering from stroke

Lee Roy Selmon’s brother Dewey Selmon told 10 News in Tampa on Friday evening that Lee Roy is alive, in serious condition and “showing signs of progress” after suffering a stroke on Friday at his home in Tampa.

Dewey Selmon’s comments came after multiple media outlets reported that Lee Roy had died, and after Lee Roy Selmon’s restaurant released a statement mourning his passing.

Lee Roy Selmon was rushed to the hospital after suffering a stroke today.

Dewey Selmon said the family will not be making any more statements tonight.

32 responses to “Dewey Selmon says Lee Roy is recovering from stroke

  1. One of my fav. players growing up! But I’ll say one thing….the GM of his restaurant better get his resume together

  2. From dead to recovering…that’s already amazing progress.

    Best of luck to Lee Roy and family. God Bless.

    PS: Whomever put a “thumb down” to the above notes of goodwill…I hope you get the worst case of jock itch in world history.

  3. lostsok says: Sep 2, 2011 9:02 PM
    From dead to recovering…that’s already amazing progress.

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    Mr. Burns was admitted to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was then transferred to a better hospital where his condition was upgraded to ‘alive.’

  4. Leroy, this is wishing you a speedy recovery! You have been a great friend over the years. I can truly say I have come across two great men that I respect as role models, you are one and Tony Dungy is the other. My prayers are with you and your family! G.S.

  5. God speed to a quick recovery Lee Roy. You and your brothers Dewey and Lucius formed the best line in OU history, and did the impossible – made Switzer appear smart in your championship seasons in ’74 and ’75.

  6. Whoever is giving the majority of these posts thumbs down seriously what is wrong with you people????? This man almost died and you think it’s a bad thing that there are actual football fans on here that are human beings too!!! Whoever gives a thumbs down to somebody giving get well wishes to a man who almost died can rot in you know where!!! Lee Roy Selmon was one heck of a football player and a great man who I wish a fast and full recovery. Unfortunately not many people recover fully from strokes but if anybody can do it Lee Roy can Get Well Soon!!!! And if you want to give this a thumbs down grow a pair and share with us why ya bums

  7. LeRoy, I hope you are feeling better. You and my late Uncle owned and operated a barbecue joint in Tampa for years and he always loved you man. Here is to a very speedy recovery.

  8. tlaw21 says:
    Sep 3, 2011 12:47 AM
    Whoever is giving the majority of these posts thumbs down seriously what is wrong with you people????? This man almost died and you think it’s a bad thing that there are actual football fans on here that are human beings too!!! Whoever gives a thumbs down to somebody giving get well wishes to a man who almost died can rot in you know where!!! Lee Roy Selmon was one heck of a football player and a great man who I wish a fast and full recovery. Unfortunately not many people recover fully from strokes but if anybody can do it Lee Roy can Get Well Soon!!!! And if you want to give this a thumbs down grow a pair and share with us why ya bums
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    You take stuff too seriously, chill.
    People are probably giving this posts thumbs down just to make YOU mad. If you sit here and worry about whether people on these forums/blogs have a conscience then you’re wasting your time. Because your complaining is only going to make people want to do it more. It’s easy to hide behind a keyboard. I just look past it. It’s as easy as scrolling down the screen.

  9. Mr. Lee Roy Selmon is class personified and a better man than most will ever come to be. May God bless and keep both he and his family comforted in this great time of need. I pray for a complete & total restoration of health!

  10. Amen tlaw21. And hobartbaker–you know about that “filter” between your brain and your mouth (or fingers in this case ) that most people have? Maybe work on developing one of those.

  11. should they not also confirm that he is still alive?
    A bunch of reports say he is dead. Then a guy calls up saying he is Dewey and that his brother is still alive. Everyone again just believes him?

  12. I can’t believe nobody mentioned this yet, and maybe it’s a sign that I’ve hung out of this website for FAR too many hours of my life… But doesn’t MDS know of the ‘Terry Bradshaw’ rule?? By the way, he’s still alive right?

  13. Guess he was just “Terry Bradshaw” dead and not real dead.

    Associated Press is reporting he is in extremely serious condition. It is suspected he had a stroke.

    Was not a Bucs fan, but I certainly remember him being drafted and then living up to the billing (the first ever draft pick of any new team seems to always have just a little extra pressure). A great player.

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