RIP Pat Sullivan

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RIP Pat Sullivan

#1 Post by SpacemanSpiff » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:01 am

Heisman Trophy winner at Auburn, played in the NFL for the Falcons and Redskins. He later coached at TCU and Samford University, and diagnosed with oral cancer in 2003.

https://sports.yahoo.com/auburns-1st-he ... 41573.html

https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/01/us/pat-s ... index.html

https://oralcancernews.org/wp/pat-sulli ... bacco-use/

On a personal note, knowing that he viewed his use of smokeless tobacco as a cause of his cancer, I wrote to Mr. Sullivan about five years ago because Son-of-Spiff had been a smokeless tobacco user for many years. I asked him to write a letter to S-o-S about his experiences with the cancer and treatments, and he did. I'm not sure if that helped or not (I suspect his wife was a bigger influence), but he did stop dipping. He still goes through waaaay too much Nicorette, but I hope that's a better long-term solution than his previous course.
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Re: RIP Pat Sullivan

#2 Post by kayrharris » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:15 am

Pat Sullivan was a great football player but an ever better man. Always humble, generous and a great role model.


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