Saturday, December 14, 2013

Marshall Football: Recruit Paralyzed after Swimming Accident

Sad news out of Florida today as we learned Marshall football verbal commitment Caleb Rimes was paralyzed in a swimming accident last week.

According to a story by WBBH-TV, Rimes attended a party in Clewiston, FL last Saturday and dove into a pond that only turned out to be two feet deep. With the water so shallow, Rimes' forehead hit the pond's bottom, breaking his neck.

Shortly after the incident, Rimes was airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers where he remains today. The injury has left him paralyzed from the chest down. Doctors don't expect him to walk, much less play football again.

Unconfirmed reports have indicated that the football program will honor Rimes' scholarship if he attends Marshall in the future.

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