Former Cowboy Lincoln Coleman found safe

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Former Cowboys fullback Lincoln Coleman has been located by the Dallas Police Department.

Coleman was reported missing by police on Monday after having last been seen driving in a car last Friday. On Tuesday morning, the Dallas Police Department updated their missing person alert to reflect that Coleman has been found and is safe.

Coleman was described by police as having “diminished mental capacity” and there was concern that he could need medical assistance. The Dallas Morning News reported that Coleman also went missing last May and that members of his family say he is dealing with dementia and has dealt with substance abuse problems.

Coleman ran 98 times for 312 yards and three touchdowns in 18 games for the Cowboys in 1993 and 1994.

6 responses to “Former Cowboy Lincoln Coleman found safe

  1. It sucks that he has these issues, but for the family to blame it all on his playing career is a little absurd considering he had drug and alcohol problems. It seems all these people are blaming everything on football to get an easy payday. All of these players know what they are signing up for, so nobody associated with them should get a dime.

  2. silvernblacksabbath says:
    February 13, 2018 at 11:04 am

    Maybe his family could take his car keys away since he has dementia.. DUR!!!!!
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    I took keys away from my 87 year old grandma with the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s. She called a locksmith. I took the battery out of her car, she called AAA. I took her entire car, she called Enterprise (they’ll pick you up). Anyone with a little bit of money can figure out how to get driving again, and people with dimentia aren’t so out of it all the time that they can’t figure that out in a moment of clarity. It really is the fault of the BMV for making it nearly impossible for concerned family members to take away drivers licenses. It’s a wonder these people go missing so often yet rarely wind up driving the wrong way down a one way street and killing someone.

  3. Wow. The guy only had 98 career carries and he’s this bad off? It really makes you afraid for guys that play for a decade or more.

  4. “silvernblacksabbath says:
    February 13, 2018 at 11:04 am
    Maybe his family could take his car keys away since he has dementia.. DUR!!!!!”

    Clearly a statement made by someone who has never dealt with someone suffering from dementia.

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