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The 18-year-old son of Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy turned up dead at 1:30 a.m. Thursday in his apartment in a suburb of Tampa, Fla.

 

His body was found by a roommate in an apartment at the Campus Lodge apartments in Lutz, the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office said. A news release on the Sheriffs Office Web site stated it "responded to the Campus Lodge Apartments this morning at approximately 1:32 a.m. The girlfriend of James Dungy had returned to the apartment and discovered Dungy."

 

Police performed CPR on Dungy before he was taken to University Community Hospital in Tampa, where medical staff declared him dead. A spokeswoman for the Sheriff's Office confirmed the news later in the day, saying an investigation into the matter was underway.

 

A ruling on the younger Dungy’s case of death is expected from the county medical examiner's office or the hospital at which James Dungy was pronounced dead, the spokeswoman said.

 

Coach Tony Dungy left the Colts to go to Tampa. The Colts, meanwhile, are scheduled to play at Seattle on Saturday.

 

The coach and his wife, Lauren, have four other children: daughters Tiara and Jade and sons Eric and Jordan. Fans posted prayers and messages of support for Dungy, who also coached the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, on a message board on a Colts fan Web site.

 

"Not only was he a great football coach for the Bucs, but he is an even better person," one Tampa Bay fan wrote. "It makes me sick that it happened at this time of year to a person that is so giving and caring."

 

Another person wrote for God to give strength to Dungy during this difficult time.

 

"When things like this happen it adjusts our perspective on life," one person wrote. "What was considered major yesterday doesn't amount to more than a footnote today."

 

Trully sad to hear.

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Its sad to hear for Tony Dungy, the loss of a son has no doubt got to be one of the worst things that can happen to a man. He is a great coach and has done wonders for the Colts over the years. This is obviously something that he is going to have to take time to deal with, the question now though for most people following the game is whether it will affect the team.
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If it does turn out to be a suicide then i'm sure its going to hit Dungy and his family even more, it will be on there minds as to why he would end his life so early on, with so many opportunities ahead of him. Its a shame it happened, my feelings go out to the Dungy family.
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And the saddest part, is the time that it happened, just like 5 days before Christmas, it's gonna be really hard for Dungy to come back to the Colts. I just hope the Colts get their heads out of their butts, and continue playing like they did for the first 12 games of the season and give Dungy a Super Bowl ring,
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