Hall of Fame defensive end Lee Roy Selmon dies
Sunday, September 4, 2011
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The family of Hall of Fame defensive end Lee Roy Selmon says he has died in Florida after suffering a stroke. He was 57.
A statement released on behalf of his wife, Claybra Selmon, says he died Sunday at a Tampa hospital surrounded by family members.
The statement says: "For all his accomplishments on and off the field, to us Lee Roy was the rock of our family. This has been a sudden and shocking event and we are devastated by this unexpected loss."
His former team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, confirmed Saturday that he suffered a stroke.