The Body Of One NFL Coaches Son Found In River!
Green Bay Packers Offensive Coordinator Joe Philbin’s son went missing on Sunday. Authorities found him but not alive.
Sunday morning at 2am the Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin’s son Michael went went missing. Michael was reported missing after going out with some friends on the University of Wisconin- Oshkosh campus area, he was somehow split up from the group.
Michael’s friend’s cannot say how exactly they got separated except after going to a few different bars they all split up and went separate ways after meeting other friends. The last time anybody heard from Michael was a friend who recieved a call from him around 2am. Although officials say they were called after one business owner reported hearing somebody screaming for help by the Fox River nearby.
When the friends of Michael found out he had not made it home or anybody had heard from him that is what prompted them to call officials and report him missing. Michael Philbin’s body was recovered by divers from the Fox River on Monday after authorities had searched for him. No foul play is expected but they did order a autopsy and a toxicology report to see if alcohol was a factor in his death.
This has come during a tough spot for the Green Bay Packers since they are getting ready to play the New York Giants this Sunday in a playoff game. Packers General Mangaer released a statement on Tuesday:
“This is an emotional and difficult time for them, and we ask that everyone respect their privacy, all of us in the Packers family share in their grief.”
Also Joe Philbin released a statement on Tuesday:
“We love Michael so much and will miss him dearly. He loved his family, friends and life. His memory will live on in the hearts and minds of all who knew him. We are appreciative of the prayers and the support of our family, friends and the Packers family. We ask for continued respect and privacy for our family as we deal with our loss.
“Our family also wants to thank the Oshkosh Police Department, Winnebago County Dive/Rescue/Recovery Team and the Winnebago County Coroner’s office for their efforts and compassion during this difficult ordeal.” (www.packers.com)