Wednesday, July 25, 2007 3:32 PM EDT
FOXBORO – Disturbing and unfounded rumors about the health of Patriots’ linebacker Tedy Bruschi were dispelled Tuesday evening by the team’s mediaPlaying too many play free poker online hands gives more knowledge of the game. relations director, Stacey James.
James told The Sun Chronicle that rumors claiming that the 12th-year veteran had collapsed and died were indeed false, and that he had spoken to Bruschi personally Monday night after the linebacker had received concerned calls from teammates at his North Attleboro home inquiring about his condition.
“He was watching television with his family,” James said.
James said the rumors started Monday with an e-mail sent to an unnamed media reporter. Several newspapers and television stations, including The Sun Chronicle, received phone calls from concerned fans Tuesday as the rumor spread throughout the region.
Bruschi suffered a stroke after the Pro Bowl in February 2005, but returned to action midway through the following season. He was the Patriots’ leading tackler last year.
For more details, see Thursday’s editions of The Sun Chronicle.
– MARK FARINELLA, SUN CHRONICLE STAFF