We’ve heard about some ?tragic deaths involving NFL players over the past year, and now one former player has been reported as missing.
Lincoln Coleman, a former fullback for the Dallas Cowboys, has been missing since Friday. He was described as having diminished mental capacity, and could possibly be in need of medical assistance.
— NBC DFW (@NBCDFW) February 13, 2018
Police reported that Coleman was last seen at about 4:00 p.m. Friday, in a silver Ford SUV. His family has said this isn’t the first time that Coleman has gone missing, as they say he suffers from dementia, which he likely got from his football career.
DPD says that Former Dallas Cowboy Lincoln Coleman has been reported missing by family and friends. It’s happened several times in past year. Family tells police he has dementia likely from football career pic.twitter.com/bNq1BludII
— J.D. Miles (@jdmiles11) February 12, 2018
Coleman was in the NFL for four years, but only played in 12 games. He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Cowboys in 1994, after the team defeated the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXVIII.
He then developed a substance-abuse problem, and was not re-signed by the Cowboys after the 1994 season.