No Distress Signal From Missing NFLers: Coast Guard

Lion, Raider were fishing off Gulf Coast
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Mar 2, 2009 6:56 AM CST
Will Bleakley poses in 2006.   (AP Photo/University of South Florida)
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(Newser) – The Coast Guard got no distress signal from a missing fishing boat carrying NFL players Marquis Cooper and Corey Smith and two friends off Florida's Gulf Coast, the AP reports. “That's not to say they didn't send one out," said an official. "We didn't receive anything”—nor was the vessel in touch before conditions got rough, he noted. The Coast Guard is “deploying all available resources” to look for the group, which was expected to return Saturday night, said Smith’s agent.