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Title: Georgia Southern football player dies at 18
Post by: Jay_Thomas on October 22, 2019, 12:35:29 PM
Jordan Wiggins, 18, played at Godby High School in Tallahassee, Florida, before he enrolled at Georgia Southern to major in electrical engineering, according to the university’s football roster. No information on his cause of death was released.

“The Georgia Southern Athletics Department has received a report of the death of student-athlete Jordan Wiggins,” the university said in a tweet. “Our thoughts are with the student’s family, friends and classmates. We will provide further information when it becomes available.”


https://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-news/just-georgia-southern-football-player-dies/7JuL0roLJJRQRteGxRcAcI/



ONLY 18. DAMMMITT!!! ITS JUST TOO YOUNG YALL!!!
   :no:
Title: Re: Georgia Southern football player dies at 18
Post by: klg14 on October 22, 2019, 12:39:35 PM
 :no:
Title: Re: Georgia Southern football player dies at 18
Post by: Strike79 on October 22, 2019, 12:52:57 PM
 :(............for many, perhaps most of us, life is only beginning at 18. You’re then a legal adult in this country.

How heartbreaking this must be for this boy’s family.
Title: Re: Georgia Southern football player dies at 18
Post by: SSUTigerFan on October 22, 2019, 12:53:24 PM
Sad.  Suicide, according to my brother, a professor over there.  He lost his mother in 2017.  One of his high school coaches took him in.
Title: Re: Georgia Southern football player dies at 18
Post by: punchy on October 22, 2019, 12:56:23 PM
Sad.  Suicide, according to my brother, a professor over there.

WOW,,,,,,,,,,RIP :angel:
Title: Re: Georgia Southern football player dies at 18
Post by: Strike79 on October 22, 2019, 01:09:24 PM
Guys......if, as TigerFan suggests^^^, this boy’s death was by “suicide,” that ain’t NOTHING to play with. I’ve read reports that a good number of Millenials, and the generation that follows which would include this kid, are dealing with mental health issues.

Don’t wanna preach, but in the last ten years or so, have had two close family members to temporarily suspend their undergraduate years to deal with a mental health issue.

If you peeps have ANY kind of connection to a family member, friend, etc., of a current college student, PLEASE check in with them to see if the person is ok.

I really MEAN this guys.   :'(
Title: Re: Georgia Southern football player dies at 18
Post by: klg14 on October 22, 2019, 01:15:52 PM
Guys......if, as TigerFan suggests^^^, this boy’s death was by “suicide,” that ain’t NOTHING to play with. I’ve read reports that a good number of Millenials, and the generation that follows which would include this kid, are dealing with mental health issues.

Don’t wanna preach, but in the last ten years or so, have had two close family members to temporarily suspend their undergraduate years to deal with a mental health issue.

If you peeps have ANY kind of connection to a family member, friend, etc., of a current college student, PLEASE check in with them to see if the person is ok.

I really MEAN this guys.   :'(

These women are touring the country to discuss mental health on HBCU campuses
https://onnidan1.com/forum/index.php?topic=151433.0
Title: Re: Georgia Southern football player dies at 18
Post by: Golden Kitten on October 22, 2019, 01:53:05 PM
 :'(
Title: Re: Georgia Southern football player dies at 18
Post by: BrotherWiregrass on October 22, 2019, 02:11:33 PM
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Wiggins’ mother, Althea Jones, died in 2017, and he spent his senior year of high school living with the mother of his football coach, Brandon McCray, the Democrat reported. 

He probably never got over the death of his mother. 

Title: Re: Georgia Southern football player dies at 18
Post by: klg14 on October 22, 2019, 02:36:37 PM
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Wiggins’ mother, Althea Jones, died in 2017, and he spent his senior year of high school living with the mother of his football coach, Brandon McCray, the Democrat reported. 

He probably never got over the death of his mother.

 :'(
Title: Re: Georgia Southern football player dies at 18
Post by: Jay_Thomas on October 22, 2019, 03:04:23 PM
 :'( man this really breaks my heart yall.  :no:
Title: Re: Georgia Southern football player dies at 18
Post by: SSUTigerFan on October 22, 2019, 04:30:19 PM
Plus, he and his siblings were separated.  His coach and mother took him in.  My brother says he was an engineering student and smart.  So sad.
Title: Re: Georgia Southern football player dies at 18
Post by: soflorattler on October 22, 2019, 04:51:30 PM
RIP...  :angel:
Title: Re: Georgia Southern football player dies at 18
Post by: Jaimac on October 22, 2019, 06:21:10 PM
 :(
Title: Re: Georgia Southern football player dies at 18
Post by: SSUTigerFan on October 22, 2019, 06:30:38 PM
Overdosed in his dorm room. :angel:
Title: Re: Georgia Southern football player dies at 18
Post by: cee dog on October 23, 2019, 08:32:45 AM
So sad. Losing a parent is hard for older adults. So I can imagine how this child took it.