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911 call sheds light on Dungy's death


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James Dungy, 18-year-old son of Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy, hanged himself with a leather belt from a ceiling fan, according to the 911 call made by the teenager's girlfriend from his Lutz, Fla., apartment in the early morning hours of Dec. 22.

Antoinette Anderson said she took a 10-minute walk and returned to the apartment to find Dungy lifeless, according to the 911 tape released Wednesday by a Hillsborough County (Fla.) Sheriff's Department official.

The tape also revealed Dungy's roommate was sleeping in a different room in the apartment when Dungy was discovered by Anderson.

The Colts coach, who missed one game due to the death of his eldest son, declined comment at the Colts' Westside complex Thursday afternoon.

The 911 tape reveals Anderson telling the emergency dispatcher that she thought James Dungy was dead, and that she used a knife to cut him down. "I think he tried to hang himself or something," she said.

The dispatcher instructed her to wake up the roommate, whose name wasn't released, and tried to walk them through a CPR procedure.

A Hillsborough County sheriff's deputy soon arrived and took over the CPR. A paramedic crew took Dungy to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The medical examiner has called the death an apparent suicide. An exact cause has not been released pending results of toxicological tests.


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