CHICAGO -- Former New England Patriots' receiver Darryl Stingley, who was paralyzed after a hard hit during an NFL exhibition game nearly 30 years ago, has died. He was 55.
Stingley was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital early Thursday after he was found unresponsive in his Chicago home, according to Tony Brucci an investigator with the Cook County medical examiner's office.
I'm still in shock. I really wanted to see the Pats not only beat the Jets, but to embarrass the Jets. I would have handled a loss to the Steelers a lot better than I've taken this one. Weird game. Edit: