RYAN FREEL RUMORS & GOSSIP

The final days of Ryan Freel

On December 22, 2012, former Cincinnati Reds infielder and outfielder Ryan Freel committed suicide. This week, his family released news that he’d been suffering with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a concussion-related disease more commonly associated with football players. On the anniversary, Brett Popplewell at SportsNet writes about Freel’s tragic life and his sad final...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Freel was diagnosed with CTE year before suicide

As the sports and medical community begin to learn more about the toll that head contact and physical play take on the human body over time, the Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville.com) Justin Barney is reporting that former Cincinnati Reds IF/OF Ryan Freel suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) just before he took his own life a year ago this month.  Freel’s brain...
Via Reading Between The Seams
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Fundraiser for Ryan Freel

When the news broke of Ryan Freel’s suicide last week, it made for a very sad evening at the RHM household. During Freel’s time with the Cincinnati Reds, he was the most entertaining athlete on the field and a joy to watch. The news of his passing just before Christmas was difficult to handle. Some good news has come out of the tragedy, though. The Reds fan forum RedsZone has...
Via Red Hot Mama
December 27, 2012  |  Discuss

McCoy: Ryan Freel was passionate, fearless

Ryan Freel was born with Pete Rose-type baseball genes, minus the natural talent.Thats what made Freel so popular with Cincinnati Reds fans, and its why the Reds once put together a Ryan Freel T-shirt giveaway with simulated dirt smudging the garment.Freel never finished a game without dirt and grime on his uniform, to say nothing of his face and arms. And more often than not, the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Red Ryan Freel dead at age 36

Ryan Freel, who played for five MLB teams between 2001 and 2009, has committed suicide at age 36, according to multiple reports. Sgt. Mike Paul of the Jacksonville (Fla.) Sheriffs Office confirmed to The Florida Times-Union that Freel, a Jacksonville native, was found dead from a self-inflicted shotgun wound Saturday at his home around 4 p.m. local time. Paul confirmed to the newspaper...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Freel found dead in Florida home

Ryan Freel, a former Major League Baseball player known for his fearless play but whose career was cut short after eight seasons by a series of head and other injuries, was found dead Saturday in Jacksonville, Fla., according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Freel, who was 36, died of what appeared to be a self-inflicted shotgun wound, sheriff's office spokesman Shannon...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Former MLB Player Ryan Freel Reportedly Commits Suicide

Former MLB utility man Ryan Freel was found dead late Saturday, apparently from a self-inflicted shotgun wound. The 36 year old Freel spent eight years in the majors, from 2001-2009. He spent the majority of that time with the Reds, though he finished up playing 14 games for the Cubs and debuted as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays. Known primarily for his hustle, Freel was a fan...
Via Next Impulse Sports
December 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Ryan Freel reportedly takes his own life

The Jacksonville (Florida) Sheriff’s office is reporting that former Cincinnati Reds IF/OF Ryan Freel has took his own life. From the Florida Times-Union Former Major League Baseball player and Jacksonville native Ryan Freel was found dead in his home on Saturday in what authorities said was a suicide. Freel, 36, was found dead from a self-inflicted shotgun blast around 4 p.m....
Via Reading Between The Seams
December 22, 2012  |  Discuss
REST IN PEACE

Report: Ryan Freel commits suicide

Former MLB player Ryan Freel, who is most strongly known for his stint with the Cincinnati Reds, reportedly committed suicide.

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December 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Former MLB player Ryan Freel commits suicide

Former MLB player Ryan Freel, who made his name with a hard-nose, hustling style of play with the Cincinnati Reds, has committed suicide at age 36. Freel last played in the majors in 2009 with the Royals, and his best years came a decade ago with the Reds, highlighted by three straight seasons with at least 30 stolen bases from 2004 to 2006. After that 2006 season though, Freel...
Via The Outside Corner
December 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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