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Troyisabeast_43
11-28-2006, 04:48 PM
I just heard it across the wire on espn news. Boy if the news couldnt get any worse on the Steelers front and now this. I know we have had some issues with Jerome but we all know how much his parents meant to him in his quest to be a world champion in particular his father. Just a very very sad sad story will certainly keep you in our thoughts Bussy all the best to you.

AZ_Steeler
11-28-2006, 05:08 PM
http://www.wpxi.com/news/10415552/detail.html

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. -- Jerome Bettis' agent has confirmed to Channel 11 News that Johnnie Bettis has died.

The father of the former Steeler and current NFL broadcaster died suddenly on Tuesday.

Police said Johnnie Bettis was found slumped over the wheel of his car near his home in West Bloomfield, Mich.

A nurse and doctor stopped to help.

They tried to revive Johnnie Bettis but were unsuccessful.

It is suspected that Johnnie Bettis died of a heart attack.

The official cause of his death is not yet known.

What a sad day for the Steelers and especially for Jerome and his family. :( :pray:

BlitzburghRockCity
11-28-2006, 05:34 PM
That is just terrible. His entirely family is very close and they all came to all of his home games. Im sure he is devestated by this. My heart goes out to the Bus and his family.

Black@Gold Forever32
11-28-2006, 06:42 PM
My heart goes out to the entire Bettis family. We all know Jerome Bettis was one of the most classy persons to ever play in the NFL. His parents played a big role in that.

R.I.P. Papa Bus

BR7
11-28-2006, 06:50 PM
What a shame. Very classy family. My heart goes out the the Bettis family.

House of Steel
11-28-2006, 06:57 PM
I shedded some tears, MAN!!! This hurts more than I can remember. He is a great father and Jerome has been very blessed to have a father like him. Bussy and his family will forever be in my prayers as well as the Steelers Organization. Very Sad day for Pittsburgh, Detroit, and the Bettis Family. God Bless You, Bus! Rest in Peace, Papa Bus. (Sniffs)

SteelersfaninPhilly
11-28-2006, 07:27 PM
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Bettis family.

Koopa
11-28-2006, 08:53 PM
wow, that's sucks, my thoughts and prayers go out to bettis and his family

Troyisabeast_43
11-28-2006, 09:57 PM
At least Johnnie Bettis had the opportunity and chance to see his son win a championship and go out on top before he passed away which is something they can never take a way from him. He was dedicated to never missing a game Jerome played in his 13 year career and always wanted to see his son win a Super Bow and succeedl which he was able to do before he sadly passed away today. They recently did an interview with Johnnie and Gladys Bettis and they still said they never miss a Steelers game on TV so far this year. Just a very very sad sad story and a huge huge loss to the great Steelers family. Ill be at the game Sunday against Tampa Bay and Im going to assume they will do a moment of silence for Jerome's father. I wouldnt expect anything less from the most classy organization in the National Football League.

Steelersfan
11-29-2006, 12:10 AM
At least Johnnie Bettis had the opportunity and chance to see his son win a championship and go out on top before he passed away which is something they can never take a way from him. He was dedicated to never missing a game Jerome played in his 13 year career and always wanted to see his son win a Super Bow and succeedl which he was able to do before he sadly passed away today. They recently did an interview with Johnnie and Gladys Bettis and they still said they never miss a Steelers game on TV so far this year. Just a very very sad sad story and a huge huge loss to the great Steelers family. Ill be at the game Sunday against Tampa Bay and Im going to assume they will do a moment of silence for Jerome's father. I wouldnt expect anything less from the most classy organization in the National Football League.

My thoughts exactly Troy. I couldn't have said it better.

SteelerFan87
11-29-2006, 01:59 AM
Wow, what a terrible year for the entire Steelers Super Bowl team. Think about it:

Ben Roethlisberger: motorcycle accident, appendectomy, concussion
Hines Ward: Hamstring injury, knee injury
Troy Polamalu: various injuries
Joey Porter: injured, missed a couple games
Ricardo Colclough: terrible fumblitis, then season ending injury
Veron Haynes: season ending injury
Willie Parker: after great performances on the road in the playoffs last year, he's done nothing on the road this year
Ike Taylor: started to be considered a shutdown corner last year, has gotten burned repeatedly this year
Antwaan Randle El: Super Bowl team last year, Redskins this year
Chris Hope: Super Bowl team last year, Titans this year
Jerome Bettis: lost his dad

RIP Papa Bus, and may his memory be eternal.

Captcoolhand
11-29-2006, 01:15 PM
At least Johnnie Bettis had the opportunity and chance to see his son win a championship and go out on top before he passed away which is something they can never take a way from him. He was dedicated to never missing a game Jerome played in his 13 year career and always wanted to see his son win a Super Bow and succeedl which he was able to do before he sadly passed away today. They recently did an interview with Johnnie and Gladys Bettis and they still said they never miss a Steelers game on TV so far this year. Just a very very sad sad story and a huge huge loss to the great Steelers family. Ill be at the game Sunday against Tampa Bay and Im going to assume they will do a moment of silence for Jerome's father. I wouldnt expect anything less from the most classy organization in the National Football League.


My thoughts exactly Troy. I couldn't have said it better.
Ditto:clap:

Prosdo
11-29-2006, 01:26 PM
Terrible day in Steelers country. RIP Mr. Bettis! He was a class act and my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.