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Thread: Miami Dolphins: Alfred Oglesby passes

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    Miami Dolphins: Alfred Oglesby passes

    Dolphins fans will remember this name:
    Alfred Oglesby.
    The former defensive lineman passed away in late September.
    Here's the story.
    And here's a story that Mike Mayo wrote for the Sun-Sentinel in 1992:
    MIAMI -- Finally. An Alfred Oglesby abduction story rooted in reality.
    On the night the Dolphins began doing penance for Oglesby`s one-day disappearance and fish tale, Oglesby was tree-ted to a little revenge.
    About 20 players ganged up on the nose tackle at 10:30 p.m. Monday, dragging him from a pay phone and taping him to a palm tree outside the St. Thomas University dormitory. Oglesby stayed trussed up for 30 minutes until lineman Gene Williams took pity and cut him loose.
    ``I deserved it,`` Oglesby said Tuesday. ``That`s why I took it like a man.``
    ``Yeah, right,`` said nose tackle Shawn Lee, one of the ringleaders. ``You should have seen him, swinging and kicking and screaming. It took nearly the whole team to get him.``
    Oglesby had been talking to a friend on a pay phone outside the dorm. Led by Lee, safety Louis Oliver and defensive ends T.J. Turner and Jeff Cross, the group carried the reluctant 280-pound Oglesby to a nearby tree and wrapped several rolls of heavy-duty equipment tape around him.
    ``Houdini couldn`t have gotten out of it,`` one player said.
    Meanwhile, Lee went back to the dangling phone.
    ``Uh, sorry, but Alfred can`t talk right now,`` Lee said. ``He`s tied up.``
    The prank served to ease tension that had surrounded camp since last week, when Oglesby overslept, missed two Thursday practices after a night of drinking and returned with a fabricated tale of being abducted at gunpoint.
    The next day, coach Don Shula scrapped his stay-at-home policy for veterans, which he introduced last summer. Starting Monday, players had to stay in St. Thomas` cramped dorm on nights of team meetings.
    The change translates to seven nights in Hotel Hell, as players call the shoddy accommodations, until the end of camp.
    ``I messed it all up, so I just got to sit back and take it,`` Oglesby said.
    He might have more to take. Some players hinted that Oglesby will be treated to pranks every night the team has to stay in camp.
    ``We`re dragging you behind a car tonight,`` safety Liffort Hobley told Oglesby after morning practice Tuesday.
    Shula didn`t hear about the revenge until Tuesday lunch. When told players taped Oglesby to a tree, Shula asked, ``Where? Right outside the bar?``
    Oglesby`s misadventure began last Wednesday night at the Bootlegger Lounge, a strip bar near camp.
    ``I think anything like this brings the team together,`` Shula said. ``It`s much better than silent resentment. It`s just jock humor. I don`t think anything is meant to be harmful unless it becomes more serious, like hitting him over the head with a sledgehammer.``
    http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports...by-passes.html
    "It happens all the time," Taylor said. "It's not an exact science and personnel guys aren't the end-all, be-all. " Jason Taylor,2011
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    Wow, first TJ Turner, now Alfred Oglesby.

    Rest in peace, sir.

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    That's sad. RIP Alfred. You were a great DE for the Dolphins.
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    Wow..born 1/67 makes him 42 yo. Way too young. RIP and condolences to his family.
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    They announced it prior to the Bills game. RIP.
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    very sad.........rip alfred
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    RIP. I remember seeing the guy play.


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