11.20.06

Andre “Dirty” Waters, Dead At 44

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From Philly Burbs / AP :

Andre Waters, a defensive back who spent most of his 12 seasons in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound early Monday. He was 44.

His body was found at about 1:30 a.m. at his Tampa home, the medical examiner’s office said. He had shot himself in the head. Toxicology reports were ordered and results will be available in four to six weeks, the office said.

Waters’ body was found by his girlfriend, Hillsborough County sheriff’s spokeswoman Debbie Carter said. The woman’s name was not available, and the sheriff’s office had no further details, Carter added.

Waters, an assistant football coach at Fort Valley State in Georgia, joined the Eagles out of Cheyney State in 1984 and played with them at cornerback and safety through 1993. He was known as one of the NFL’s hardest hitters and often was fined for some of his tackles. He spent his last two seasons with the Arizona Cardinals.

One Response to “Andre “Dirty” Waters, Dead At 44”

  1. J Hynes says:

    im not going to lie i was young growing up watch dirty waters and i am a giants fan but he used to hit harder than ronnie lott although nowadays he would get kicked outta the nfl for some the stuff he did i still think thats the damn game of football im 22 and i know bye the time im old enough to watch the games with my son we wont see heavy hitters like that ever again RIP “dirty waters” u were the last of the heavy hitters

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