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Lee Roy Selmon showing signs of improvement

Pro Football Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon is showing small signs of improvement after suffering a stroke on Friday, his family says.

We all have great hope,” his brother and former teammate Dewey Selmon said. “He’s a fighter. Keep the prayers going.”

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers issued a statement on Saturday saying they’re keeping Selmon in their thoughts.

“From the very start, Lee Roy Selmon has been there for his team and his community,” the statement said. “Now, he and the entire Selmon family should know that our family and the entire Buccaneer organization is thinking of and praying for him.”

Selmon played his entire NFL career for the Buccaneers and was chosen to six Pro Bowls. He became the first Buccaneer inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1995.

UPDATE: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers confirmed on Sunday that Lee Roy Selmon has died at the age of 56.

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12 Responses to “Lee Roy Selmon showing signs of improvement”
  1. bayoubauer says: Sep 4, 2011 10:29 AM

    Best Wishes, LRS. Get well soon!

  2. denverwally says: Sep 4, 2011 10:29 AM

    Fight the good fight, big man. Everybody is pulling for you. A great football player, and a class act off the field.

  3. goawayeverybody says: Sep 4, 2011 10:41 AM

    Who are the people who keep downrating the comments wishing for a full recovery? That’s truly sick behavior and those people should be banned.

    Anyway, get well soon Lee Roy!!!

  4. denverdude7 says: Sep 4, 2011 10:59 AM

    I have never been nor will I ever be a fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    But, I sincerely hope and pray for a full and speedy recovery for Leroy Selmon. It is simply too soon to lose such a good man and role model.

    Your work here is not yet completed. Keep fighting!!!

  5. TheWizard says: Sep 4, 2011 11:28 AM

    Best of luck to Lee Roy. It’s a tough road back from stroke.

  6. rockieschef says: Sep 4, 2011 11:31 AM

    I am sure the entire NFL is pulling for Lee Roy, as they should be. I know I am!!! Keep up the good fight!

  7. marcuswelby70 says: Sep 4, 2011 11:31 AM

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Selmon family.

  8. bucforever says: Sep 4, 2011 12:00 PM

    Hey LeRoy we are all praying for you. Get well soon. The USF Bulls win against ND was all for you!

  9. kalispellmt says: Sep 4, 2011 12:18 PM

    All right Lee Roy! He is to a stroke like he was to offenses…that is, he is gonna kick its ass.

  10. tebowsgonnagitya says: Sep 4, 2011 12:55 PM

    Hang in there big man, we’re all praying for you.

  11. emma333 says: Sep 4, 2011 1:20 PM

    As a member of the USF community, we wish a very quick recovery. We love you!

  12. qdog112 says: Sep 4, 2011 1:48 PM

    Wishing for a fast and full recovery.

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