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This is why you don't lift alone

Discussion in 'Professional Football' started by LoKyBuckeye, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand.

    Pro Football
    Former Steeler David Little Dies at 46

    Wednesday, March 23, 2005; Page D02

    David Little, a durable linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers who was voted to the Pro Bowl in 1990, died while weightlifting at home in Miami. He was 46.

    Little had heart disease, and a cardiac fluttering on Thursday caused him to drop 250 pounds of weights on his chest, the coroner said yesterday. The weights rolled onto his neck and suffocated him, the coroner said.

    Little was found by his sons, David Jr. and Darien.

    Little played his entire 12-year career in Pittsburgh after he was drafted out of Florida in the seventh round in 1981. He started 125 of the 179 games he played for the Steelers and once played in 89 in a row. His last season in the NFL was 1992.

    His older brother, Larry Little, was an All-Pro guard for the Miami Dolphins.

    Little is also survived by his wife, Denise, his mother, daughter and four sisters.
  2. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    the guy I lift with told me about that last night...I thought he was just telling me about something that he had heard happened long ago or something, but then I came to find out the story happened recently. Tragic...
  3. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    that has to be terrible to come home and find your father like that.
  4. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    I'd never lift heavy alone... doubt I'd even do 250 alone... but I have wondered a few times when I am lifting heavy and I get a twang that doesn't feel right.. like when I pinched a nerve in my neck lifting my all time high... I could easily see how this could happen... cuz I thought I was going to drop it..

    makes me consider only doing machines any more...
  5. gost8

    gost8 Living and loving life

    I usually like to have quite a few people around when I try to lift 250 or more. That is a lot of beer.


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