Greg Gaither Released From Hospital

We neglected to mention on Wednesday that Cowboys assistant trainer Greg Gaither was released from the hospital on Wednesday after suffering a broken leg during the collapse of the team’s indoor practice facility.
That’s good news.  But the situation remains sobering.
Still hospitalized are scouting assistant Rich Behm and special teams coach Joe DeCamillis.  Both suffered spinal injuries; Behm is paralyzed permanently from the waist down.
As recently mentioned in the One-Liners, a trust fund has been established for Behm and his family.  We encourage all members of PFT Planet to make a contribution.
There are now tens of thousands of you out there.  If you only kick in a few dollars, it will add up very quickly.
Checks should be made payable to the Rich Behm Family Trust Fund and sent to the following address:
Bank of America
c/o Shelby Kirksey
5500 Preston Road, Suite B
Dallas, Texas 75205
If you’re on the fence or inclined to procrastinate, here’s a picture of Rich and his family.

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51 responses to “Greg Gaither Released From Hospital

  1. I by no means care about money and feel horrible for this guy and his family. You honestly think though that joe shmoe American should put money in this trust fund when he has Jerry Jones as his employer and ultimately is responsible. He works for a Billion Dollar team and should be taken care of. This is more of a talking point then just being cheap.

  2. This is really unfortunate that him and his family have to live this way for the rest of there lives. God Bless there family.

  3. Mike- How about a legit paypal address to send contributions to? Make it easy for us. Not all of us take our check book, stamps, and envelopes to work. Plus we’re lazy.

  4. I feel really sorry for this guy but I totally agree with craigmac7 – it is an insult that this guy would need a trust fund set up and have the public contribute to it. Jerry Jones should make sure this guy and his family want for nothing in their life – how much would that really cost Jerry?

  5. I think people should help other people, irrespective of who their employer happens to be. Small acts of kindness add up, for goodness sakes.
    Thanks for the information Mike, I am glad to pass my blessings onto others.

  6. as a hater of the Cowboys i feel bad for this guy. but i agree with the previous point that he surely has good insurance and will be paid handsomely (not that any amount of money is worth being paralyzed) financially he will be fine. that being said God Bless him and his family and God bless America

  7. I’m with craiger, Jones should set this guy and his family up financially for life. Forget legal liability, its just the right thing to do. Living with this type of injury (and raising two kids) is just unfathomable to me…

  8. ..cause PayPal will take a cut moron…….and I agree with the first note. JJ and the Cowboys should be contributing, NOT Joe American……

  9. For those who want to help but didn’t bring their envelopes to work, according to the Dallas cowboys website, you can go to any Bank of America and say you want to make a deposit for the Rich Behm fund. Bring the details given in this post to help out, if you are not in the Dallas area. BofA is freaking everywhere. They take cash too (if you left the checkbook at home).

  10. For those of you who like to talk shit no matter what situation may be, Jones family is taking care of Rich Behm n family and will continue to do so. Trust fund was set up by Cowboys through Bank of America because of thousands of fans contacting officials to find out ways to help out.
    You don’t have to donate anything if you don’t want to and no one’s asking for your support either. Just stay out of it if you don’t have anything positive at this point of time. It’s not always about football!!!

  11. I agree with craigmac7. If Jerry Jones, the rest of the front office, the coaching staff, and especially, the players, aren’t able to take care of Rich’s medical expenses, a fund for his family, etc., then that just makes me sick. All of these people making hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars EVERY YEAR.
    I hate the Cowboys already, but if they don’t help one of their own, then I wish upon them the fate of the ’08 Lions.
    0-16, you greedy bastards.

  12. I’m sorry Florio, but I have to agree…you really expect joeschmo american to donate to this……hey, seriously, I found out my 8 month old has cancer and had one of his kidney’s removed….will you set up a collection site for me? I only make $30,000 a year, have 2 kids and lots of medical bills piling up….i’m sure that he will do just fine with mr. jerry jones probably scared as hell that he is going to get sued by these coaches for not providing a safe working environment.

  13. not that I don’t feel for the guy…I did not mean to come off as a dick, but you get my drift I hope…..

  14. Trying to gulit people into donating money with a picture is not the way to go about this. Florio how much money have to sent. Exactly.

  15. Geez. Florio tries to do something nice and you all come off as a bunch of ass holes. The guy has no feeling below his legs, he can’t play football with his kids. You don’t have to donate, but keep your mouth shut for once. This isn’t about the players or Jerry Jones, it’s about a family man that is now paralyzed.

  16. I am glad to see that i’m not the only who thinks this is a terrible tragedy donating money to a man who has insurance a very wealthy boss and co workers not just other coaches but players. Alot of people are hurting right now and could use charity, I feel like others on PFT I will pray for him and his family. If Jerry Jones doesn’t help him then let me know, we all know on here he is going to get a huge settlement. Money isn’t what he needs right now he needs his family and support.

  17. If I gave a dollar to every person who was seriously injured or killed while at work I’d be broke. That’s what insurance and billionaire bosses are for. Call me a tightwad if you want, but I don’t see how he’s more deserving than John Doe who fell off a cellphone tower simply because he works for the Cowboys. That being said, my heart goes out to the guy and wish him and his family well.

  18. ARE YOU GUYS STUPID? they set up a fund because people WANTED to donate money u tards.that doesnt mean jerry is cheap or will not give money of his own…….and “addicted2pft” maybe you should seek rehab for that and dont post family problems on a sports site its not cool

  19. Seems like everyone here wants to kill the messenger. If you don’t want to contribute, don’t… but there’s no need to rip the Cowboys or Florio or anyone else involved. It’s a terrible situation… scouts are paid crap salaries and spend half of their lives on the road away from their families. I’m sure the Cowboys will make sure he’s not needing for anything, and if they don’t do anything, then it will get out and they can be ripped then. But until then, let’s just all come together to support Behm and his family, financially or just with a good word or two.

  20. I didnt make the comment to say that people should not donate money. I was just saying it was interesting because no matter who he works for but especially a billion dollar sports team he is going to have all the money in the world. this man god bless him will have millions of dollars in the form of a settlement and all of his medical expenses paid for for the rest of his life. If he gets like 50 million dollars fom insurance and the Cowboys how is everyone on here giving 5 or 10 dollars more going to help. If anything money should go to others. My intent was not to rip Jerry Jones, the Cowboys, or Florio. It was just a comment. Anyone on here that says this comment should not have been said and I am saying cause I hate the Cowboys is an idiot. I am not being an a-hole.. it is the truth this guy is paralized but will be well taken care of…that is all

  21. Addicted2PFT says:
    May 7th, 2009 at 3:47 pm
    I’m sorry Florio, but I have to agree…you really expect joeschmo american to donate to this……hey, seriously, I found out my 8 month old has cancer and had one of his kidney’s removed….will you set up a collection site for me? I only make $30,000 a year, have 2 kids and lots of medical bills piling up….i’m sure that he will do just fine with mr. jerry jones probably scared as hell that he is going to get sued by these coaches for not providing a safe working environment.
    I’ll donate $10 to you, too. Just show me some proof.

  22. I completely understand those who don’t want to give money since Jerry Jones will presumably be making sure that Behm is taken care of. I also completely understand the idea of creating a trust fund since there are thousands of fans who are inspired to help out. So here is a compromise suggestion. Head over to
    http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/leadershipboard.html?category=94
    In general, the site is a place that matches donors with needy schools that have unfunded projects. The page I linked to focuses on low income schools that serve a large number of military families, but if you go to the main page you can see all the projects and search them by location, subject, urgency, etc.
    So go look through the projects and make a donation. It is tax deductible and I am pretty sure you can give it “in honor” of Rich Behm (you might even be able to set it up so that he recieves all the updates from the kids in the class you donated to, but that will be tricky without his contact info)

  23. “You honestly think though that joe shmoe American should put money in this trust fund when he has Jerry Jones as his employer and ultimately is responsible.”
    Absolutely not. Keep your measly ducats, you piece of shit.

  24. “I feel really sorry for this guy but I totally agree with craigmac7”
    Same goes for you.

  25. Alright listen up, lowbrows. The trust fund hasn’t been set up in lieu of support from Jerry Jones, it’s been set up because donations are coming in and there needs to be an account to hold them. Jerry Jones has already pledged the full support and resources of the Dallas Cowboys for all the injured. Jeez, you freaking mutants amaze me sometimes.

  26. So if 100,000 of us give $10, we add up to 0.1% of the “business” Jerry uses as his personal fantasy football team. I feel sympathy for those injured, but maybe the Cowboys should handle this internally as almost everyone in the locker room is a millionaire and this guy scouted to help get many of them their shots in the NFL?

  27. Vox Veritas… get a life… what are you 12 grow up then maybe you should be allowed on the internet. I never said people can’t donate to him. I am saying that there are many worthwhile causes out there and this brings up an interesting conversation about many things in our society. Those that are adults are talking so go back to the kids table. I would like to see your canceled check or verification that you donated money since you are so dedicated and feel so strongly. Its called a conversation learn to have one. I was just saying how does $10 help him if Jerry Jones and the Cowboys are taking care of everything.
    Got anything insightful to say?

  28. Jerry should not only set this guy up for life, but he should announce that he has. Anything less will make me a Cowboys hater for life.

  29. “JayPhilly says:
    May 7th, 2009 at 5:34 pm
    So if 100,000 of us give $10, we add up to 0.1% of the “business” Jerry uses as his personal fantasy football team. I feel sympathy for those injured, but maybe the Cowboys should handle this internally as almost everyone in the locker room is a millionaire and this guy scouted to help get many of them their shots in the NFL? ”
    Spoken like a true Philly fan. Classless. What don’t you get? People were already making donations, thus the creation of the trust fund you neanderthal. I wouldn’t expect an Eagles fan to comprehend that.

  30. i know a man who was paralyzed in his early 20’s. While it impacted every aspect of his life, it did not end it. And medical and paralysis research has advanced eons since that accident in the late 70’s.
    One would hope that with the best medicine money can buy, Mr. Behm should be able, with the help of his family and employer, to resume a routine (while never normal of course) life and will learn to deal with his disability. If his occupation is scouting, i’m sure some thoughtful shiftng of responsibilities in that department to accomodate the disability would allow him to resume work and continue to progress professionally. This would be a better solution than just handing him a pile of money, (not that i’m against his being compensated for the pain, suffering and life changes he will suffer).
    To those that opted to waste their time saying this isn’t a worthy cause, i challenge you to now find one, there are millions, and donate to it. it’ll make you feel better than posting some snide crap on the internet.

  31. LOOK AT MATT R BRINGING THE NOISE!!!
    Nice one Matt thanks. Good job, sincerely.

  32. Its hard to take the high road when you made jokes about Jim Johnson having cancer you scumbag. Jerry Jones is a waste of botox. He throws money at criminals like Pacman, Tank, and Tony Romo(sodomy) but we need to set up a trust fund for this poor guy. What a classless act from a classless organization.

  33. “Got anything insightful to say? ”
    Yeah. Every little bit helps. I guess your parents never taught you that (among other things).

  34. “Jerry should not only set this guy up for life, but he should announce that he has.”
    Why should he announce it? Then there will be a tsunami of hating scrubs saying that he only did it for publicity.

  35. “Name calling and vulgarity are the last refuge of the ignorant. ”
    Aren’t you calling names with that little piece of tripe? See, you fools are too dumb to know that you’re fools.

  36. Don’t kid yourself andyreid, Eagirls fans never take the high road and everybody knows it. From booing McNabb to throwing batteries to cheering injury, there’s nothing worse than Eagirl fans. It’s laughable that any of you guys, particularly you, would talk about class. Might as well have Andy Reid write a book on how to win a championship.

  37. I hate the Cowboys already, but if they don’t help one of their own, then I wish upon them the fate of the ‘08 Lions.
    0-16, you greedy bastards
    You don’t have to wish that on them fella. They are almost there on their own. They have a good RB and a good pash rusher. The rest of that squad is trash.

  38. You don’t want to donate DON’T. No one is making you. Geez. But for those who want to, we appreciate having a means to do so. Even though I have faith that Jerry Jones will do the right thing and not stiff his employees cough, Cardinals cough, you can still show your support.
    This is a guy whose SEVEN WEEK OLD DAUGHTER will never see her daddy run. Will never dance with her daddy. No money in the world can make up for that. But, at least money will be one thing less for this young family to worry about.
    You don’t want to give to Rich Behm directly, give to paralysis research. So maybe someday, some guy can dance at his daughter’s wedding.

  39. BigSwifty said: “I agree with craigmac7. If Jerry Jones, the rest of the front office, the coaching staff, and especially, the players, aren’t able to take care of Rich’s medical expenses, a fund for his family, etc., then that just makes me sick.”
    —-“Especially” the players? As if the players should assume more of the burden for this than Jerry Jones and his familial head honchos, or the construction company?
    Jerry Jones – at 66 – has been a billionaire for at least 20 years – and his billions aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. The players – only a fraction of whom are actually millionaires – only have a (relatively) short amount of time to make money that will likely have to sustain them for the rest of their lives – and their “big payday” could end tommorrow. Plus, they are at far greater risk than Jerry Jones is for sustaining the same type of catastrophic injury Rich Behm suffered – and guess what? Because these players assume this type of risk to their bodies – Jerry Jones and his billionaire cohorts get to make far more money than any of these players will ever see, and we get to be “entertained”.
    After their careers are over – these players will face mounting medical bills that will only multiply as they age – and, because health care is so ridiculously expensive and the NFL has proven stingy when it comes to taking care of retired players – these players are well-served in saving their “millions” for their uncertain futures.
    “Especially the players” – come on, man. I understand being jealous of these players; but try not to let your jealousy and resentments affect your thinking so much that you spout misguided opinions, and place unfair, undeserved burdens on them.

  40. It’s time the USA woke up and becomes a civilised society where medical treatment is not dependent on how much you have in your wallet.

  41. What a pathetic bunch of losers. When your level of humanity is determined only by which football team a person is associated with, well, then maybe it’s time you just go ahead and take yourself out of the gene pool. If you can look at the drivel some of you have written and honestly say that you don’t see anything wrong with the negative things that have been said, then you are just a complete waste of skin. Do it now so that we can harvest your organs for someone more deserving of them. That’s about the maximum amount of compassion that you deserve.

  42. Wow the comments on this post made me realize just how many pathetic, selfish, ignorant, assholes are part of the PFT planet.
    And even more disturbing than the comments themselves is that fact that the few commentors on here such as mskrs, LiveNBreath Football, smilergrogan, MattR, etc, who actually said something thoughtful and intelligent are getting “1” ratings on their comments. (of course Vox deserves his “1” ratings)
    You assholes really make me sick

  43. andyreid says:
    …He throws money at criminals like Pacman, Tank, and Tony Romo (sodomy)…
    =================
    Sodomy???

  44. they should setup a paypal to accept donations – will make it easier on the donating end.
    although, like others, i’d question the merit of this particular case. I am sure Jones & the Cowboys will take care of this guy, who was already making ten times what i could ever dream to make in my lifetime anyway.
    situation is still crappy & my prayers do go to him & his family. money won’t be able to replace the ability to walk & do activities with his family. But i would think he needs sympathy more than money, and time to adjust….

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