No credit card required. Tony Dungy took the team plane from Indianapolis to Tampa, Fla., The mood was somber Thursday at the Buccaneers' practice Tony and (wife) Lauren, their children and their extended family, "It was good to see him back," said Colts offensive guard/tackle Jake Scott. That December, three days before Christmas, the Dungys’ oldest son, James, died in a Tampa-area apartment. Wow. everyone at the school. Tampa Bay. "It was the right time to come back," he said following an afternoon workout. "I don't think there's anyone here that would wish to play a football game under these circumstances, but it's our obligation and we'll fulfill that obligation because that's what Tony wants us to do," Polian said. "You hate to see anything like this happen," Reid said. LUTZ, Fla. — James Dungy, the 18-year-old son of Indianapolis It's kind of back to normal, having him here out there to run the scout teams, organizing practice and the walkthroughs. LUTZ, Fla. — James Dungy, the 18-year-old son of Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy, was found dead of an apparent suicide early Thursday, the sheriff's office said. “Air Force Two, Flagstaff tower, you’re clear to land. Dungy wasn't breathing when he was found, Carter said. and we'll fulfill that obligation because that's what Tony wants us This post will be updated throughout the evening as results start to come in. "It kind of diminishes our school family," he said. You know Tony, how he raised a family," Edwards said from Jets training camp in Hempstead, N.Y. "A tragedy. "This morning, it was so surreal. Arizona coach Dennis Green, who was Minnesota's head coach when Dungy was the team's defensive coordinator, said he was "devastated" to hear the news. president Bill Polian said assistant head coach Jim Caldwell will "He was here all the time, hanging out in the locker room and with the players on the field," fullback Mike Alstott said. The Dungys have four other children: daughters Tiara and Jade Stay informed during this important election season. Dungy is immensely popular around the NFL and known for his But I hope this is one place he can find some peace and consolation.". James Dungy's girlfriend found him when she returned to the "Based on evidence at the scene, indications are that this death appears to be a suicide," Carter said. In a brief meeting, Dungy hugged his players and assistant coaches and thanked them all for their support in this most difficult time. The Colts (13-1) travel to Seattle for a game Saturday, and team He was part of this football team. Indianapolis coach Tony Dungy's son dies of an apparent suicide, **FILE**James Dungy, left, the son of Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy, shares a laugh with kicker Mike Vanderjagt, right, at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Oct. 3, 2004. perfect season. "It's been a tough couple of days and it's been tough being away," he said. Be in the know. is a tragedy for the Dungy family and by extension for his football "It was not easy, and it was somber, to say the least," Polian said. Just days before Election Day, Vice President Mike Pence is coming to Flagstaff for a rally at the Pulliam Airport on Friday. where he had coached the Buccaneers from 1996 to 2001. Tony and I first came Register or login now! Meanwhile, team president Bill Polian and owner Jim Irsay urged Dungy to stay with his family as long as needed. "Players with families, it "He was cracking jokes, just being himself," she said. "It seems like just yesterday when we were all together in Minnesota," Green said in a statement. The Colts (13-1) are at Seattle on Saturday, and team president Bill Polian said that assistant head coach Jim Caldwell has taken over for Dungy. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. North Central High School in Indianapolis and graduated this Dungy took over as coach of the Colts in 2002. soft-spoken style, ever-steady leadership and commitment to "I hope being back helps him. "It shakes you, there's no doubt about it. Caldwell will take over "for however long Tony will be away and however long he will be away is entirely up to him," Polian added. together in 1992 and I got to see the boy grow up. This week has been bittersweet for Grant Gardner who has owned and operated the El Capitan Fresh Mexican Grill off Milton Road for nearly 16 years. 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"He just came in and tried to blend in and be a student," Quandt said. Campus Lodge Apartments at about 1:30 a.m., Hillsborough County Dungy married his wife, Lauren, in 1982, and the couple has several biological children together. Jessica James, 18, who described herself James Dungy, son of Colts head coach Tony Dungy, has died of unknown causes: James Dungy, a son of Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy, has died, hospital spokesman says. "This Polls close at 7 p.m., though anyone in line will still be able to vote, and the first numbers should be released starting at 8 p.m. BBC says Scottish actor Sean Connery, who played James Bond in seven movies, has died at the age of 90. Players and coaches could facility, located near the airport where the Colts' plane that In a news release on its Web site, the Nora Calgas, a woman who has lived unsheltered since 2016, slept late Tuesday night as a local nonprofit worker tried to rouse her from her ma…, Flagstaff and Coconino County voters headed to the polls on Election Day, but some results were too close to call as Tuesday rolled into Wedne…, In an apparent repudiation of the current establishment on Flagstaff City Council, it appears voters have awarded candidate Paul Deasy with th…. Quandt, the school's principal, said Dungy was a personable Owner Jim Irsay and Polian met with team officials and players "It kind of diminishes our school family," he said. Two other NFL head coaches lost close family members this season, both in November. brought Tony Dungy to Florida was parked. With a heavy heart, Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy returned to his team Thursday, a week after his oldest son's death of an apparent suicide. Philadelphia coach Andy Reid said his team's thoughts and prayers were going out to Dungy. He was later pronounced dead at University Community Hospital. The mood was also somber at the Buccaneers' practice facility Thursday, which is next to the airport where the Colts' plane that brought Tony Dungy to Florida was parked for a time. An emotional Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy, in his first speaking engagement since his son's funeral, headlined the 19th annual Athletes in Action Super Bowl breakfast Feb. 4 at the Super Bowl XL headquarters hotel in Detroit. Players and coaches could see the plane from the practice field. "There is no evidence to contradict that at this time.". I know what Tony's thinking. First published on December 22, 2005 / 11:08 AM. … Players feel close to him as well as his family.". Owner Jim Irsay and Polian met with team officials and players to break the news.