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Georgia QB dealing with father's cancer after defeat

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12:58 PM ET 10.08 | Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray is not only dealing with his team's Saturday loss to South Carolina, he's also been hit with the news that his father has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Murray tweeted Sunday that he'd been going through "probably the worst 12 hours" of his life. Murray's father, Denny, is undergoing cancer surgery at Tampa's Moffit Cancer Center on Monday. Aaron Murray drove to Tampa with his brother on Sunday, and on Monday he voiced confidence in his father's recovery, calling Denny the strongest man he knows. On top of that, he returned to Athens after the loss to find his rented home had been egged and rolled with toilet paper.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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October 8, 2012  01:48 PM ET

I cant imagine how terrible that news would be to get. Football is meaningless in times like that. I bet the UGA "fans" who egged his house after the SCe game feel pretty crappy right about now.

October 8, 2012  01:49 PM ET

Good luck to his father and family and pray for a recovery.

October 8, 2012  02:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I cant imagine how terrible that news would be to get. Football is meaningless in times like that. I bet the UGA "fans" who egged his house after the SCe game feel pretty crappy right about now.

+1,000,000


Football pales in the face of this.

October 8, 2012  02:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I cant imagine how terrible that news would be to get. Football is meaningless in times like that. I bet the UGA "fans" who egged his house after the SCe game feel pretty crappy right about now.

I thought the same thing when I saw this headline.

October 8, 2012  02:11 PM ET

Good luck to the Murray family and Denny Murray. Cancer sucks. We always pay lip service to how this kid of news transcends things like football, but when it is your family, you stop thinking about anything else.

October 8, 2012  02:24 PM ET

It says more about the egger than it does the eggee. Good luck

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October 8, 2012  07:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Good luck to his father and family and pray for a recovery.

+1,000,000,000,000,000!!!!

October 8, 2012  07:54 PM ET

UGlAy fans!

October 8, 2012  08:09 PM ET

Best wishes to your dad Aaron................And the family..........

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October 9, 2012  06:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I cant imagine how terrible that news would be to get. Football is meaningless in times like that. I bet the UGA "fans" who egged his house after the SCe game feel pretty crappy right about now.

Stay classy, UGa "fans".

Best of luck to him and his father.

October 9, 2012  06:58 AM ET
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Fans can certainly be classless at times. We see it time and time again. Unfortunately, most teams have a few of these fans. :-/

Unfortunately, 'fan' is short for 'fanatic'.

October 9, 2012  08:17 AM ET

Times like this makes you realize that football is just a game. Family is all that matters. Best wishes to him and his family.

 
October 9, 2012  12:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Times like this makes you realize that football is just a game. Family is all that matters. Best wishes to him and his family.

Amen....good luck to the Murray family!

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