Former Kimball/SMU Star Quinton Ross Not Actually Dead, Just Living In Desoto

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Keith Allison
Quinton Ross: Not dead, also probably not thrilled this is his Wikipedia photo.
You might have heard the news yesterday: Quinton Ross, the former Kimball and SMU basketball standout-cum-NBA journeyman, was found murdered, his body found stuffed in a plastic trash bag and buried in a shallow grave in Queens.

It was certainly news to Ross when he woke up Monday morning at his Desoto home.

"My phone was going crazy," he told the Associated Press, which caught up with him at SMU's NIT game against LSU. "I checked Facebook. Finally, I went on the Internet, and they were saying I was dead. I just couldn't believe it."

The New York Post, which initially IDed Ross before issuing a correction blaming police for the screwup, didn't botch all the details. New York cops did find a body in a trash bag, and it did belong to a guy named Quinton Ross, but it was Quinton Ross the unfortunate guy from Queens, not the former pro basketball player. That Ross spent much of Monday reports dispelling reports of his demise.

"A couple (relatives) already heard it," he said. "They were crying. I mean, it was a tough day, man, mostly for my family and friends."

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9 comments
ColonelAngus
ColonelAngus

"I'm not dead yet!"


"I'm getting better!"

boogerleo
boogerleo

At least he was able to hear a eulogy for himself on 103.3 the other day. Great job Fitzsimmons & Free dough!

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

Not dead, just living in Desoto.

There's a difference?

Sharon_Moreanus
Sharon_Moreanus topcommenter

SMU death.

First thing I thought of was Craig James.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

Good thing the mix-up was corrected before Harry Reid found a way to blame Republicans.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@Sharon

Ross did have a pretty good hook shot.

benwellsstreet
benwellsstreet

If Obama can't even make a website work why would we trust him to identify murder victims?

The demotards need to go

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@benwellsstreet

All in due time.

Incidentally, the website works now, but the people who demanded Obamacare who were expected to pay for it aren't co-operating, and they're upset that they were blatantly lied to, repeatedly, cynically, yet smoothly and sharp-creasedly with no discernible Negro dialect.

Now, according to the WaPo, it's the republicans fault because the people who have been led to believe that republicans are evil and untrustworthy aren't signing up for the law they demanded because the evil, lying republicans are unwilling or unable to talk them into it.

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