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Hightower rescued from Camelback Mountain in Arizona

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Last month, a former Cardinals player helped rescue passengers in a van that had flipped onto its side.  On Thursday, another former Cardinals player needed to be rescued.

Running back Tim Hightower, who spent 2011 with the Redskins, was hiking with his wife on Camelback Mountain in Arizona.  According to FOX 10 in Phoenix, the Hightowers were hiking away from a trail and got lost.  Then, it became too dark for them to make it down.

Neither was injured.

Hightower is an unrestricted free agent.  He appeared in five games last season before tearing an ACL.

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28 Responses to “Hightower rescued from Camelback Mountain in Arizona”
  1. freedomispopular says: Mar 16, 2012 10:08 PM

    Not gonna lie, I read that as “Brokeback.”

  2. patsfiend says: Mar 16, 2012 10:12 PM

    What a wuss.

  3. jason1214 says: Mar 16, 2012 10:16 PM

    I echo that Patsfiend, what a wuss is right. Stay home Tim, the outdoors is NOT for you.

  4. tonyromoisterrible says: Mar 16, 2012 10:16 PM

    What a dumb sh!t.

  5. jacobslatter says: Mar 16, 2012 10:16 PM

    Fluorescent breadcrumbs are worth their weight in gold.

  6. Mr. Wright 212 says: Mar 16, 2012 10:17 PM

    127 Hours.

  7. lovetron says: Mar 16, 2012 10:17 PM

    @freedomispopular

    Wishful thinking?

  8. pavelfitzgerald says: Mar 16, 2012 10:18 PM

    I’m shocke that no one has offered a contract. The RB’s are getting no love in free agency

  9. plum13sec says: Mar 16, 2012 10:19 PM

    seems legit

  10. noeffinway says: Mar 16, 2012 10:27 PM

    So many misdirected nfl players….smh

  11. tdk24 says: Mar 16, 2012 10:33 PM

    Camelback Mountain is worth climb. When you get to the top, you get to slide down into Cameltoe Ravine…it’s glorious!

  12. nflofficeadmin says: Mar 16, 2012 10:38 PM

    It actually was Brokeback – He was hoping to be a Cowboy.

  13. katrinasafterbirth says: Mar 16, 2012 10:40 PM

    Cameltoe mountain…now that I’d like to see.

  14. numberoneinthehoodg says: Mar 16, 2012 10:41 PM

    When you go in, tie a 2X4 to your behind and it’s easier to get you out.

    Oh, I thought you wrote cameltoe.

  15. mnsadsportsfan says: Mar 16, 2012 10:43 PM

    hahaha its not like camelback is way out there its a simple hike

  16. ralphwilsonisrich says: Mar 16, 2012 10:43 PM

    Peyote

  17. blackqbwhiterb says: Mar 16, 2012 10:43 PM

    I hope he re signs with Washington. If he can find his way back to the Redskins, he can help point the way for the younger backs. The Redskins are headed in the right direction, and he can help lead them to the promised land!

  18. socaljetsfan says: Mar 16, 2012 10:48 PM

    I used to live in Phoenix, This is a small mountain in the middle of the city. Used to party there, cant see anyone getting lost there’s lights all around it

  19. ramitbaby says: Mar 16, 2012 10:57 PM

    I saw the girl who was with him on the news and man was she HOTTT!!! I would’ve gone “off-trail” with her as well. But I wouldn’t have been stupid enough to have to call 911.

  20. bfarb22 says: Mar 16, 2012 11:01 PM

    If he had his phone to call for help why didn’t he just use gps with his phone to get to the place. You know he’s got a smart phone.

  21. asublimeday says: Mar 16, 2012 11:02 PM

    The idea of dying in that desert was still more appealing than playing for the redskins

  22. sixburghrules says: Mar 16, 2012 11:03 PM

    Stay on the “trails” you obviously can only run routes! Although maybe he was going “green”

  23. chocolatebaconbutter says: Mar 16, 2012 11:09 PM

    People get stuck up there quite often.

  24. jpb12 says: Mar 16, 2012 11:11 PM

    This story would be better if it was camel toe mountain.

  25. babyhorsemorgan says: Mar 17, 2012 12:06 AM

    Double Camel Humpbacked Mountain.

  26. aigraiders says: Mar 17, 2012 12:18 AM

    holy cow! Was working out when I saw this on tv at the gym. Can’t believe it was him. They looked scared as hell when the chopper was shining lights on them.

  27. droppinloadzzz says: Mar 17, 2012 12:22 AM

    what a f**king idiot. i hike camelback every 2 weeks and always wonder who the morons are that need to go “off trail” to make sure they get their hiking fill.

    hightower, stop spending time in our state. go to the smithsonian or lincoln memorial. we don’t want you enjoying our amenities or wasting our tax dollars by getting lost like an assh*le

  28. gryndyoyster says: Mar 20, 2012 1:49 PM

    Maybe he was on BAREBACK MTN

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