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Todd Williams Dead: Former Florida State, NFL Player Dies In Hotel

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BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - Former NFL and Florida State offensive tackle Todd Williams has been found dead in a Tampa Bay area hotel.

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office reports that deputies responded to the Sarasota Suites late Monday morning, just hours before the Seminoles won a national championship.

The 35-year-old Bradenton native had reportedly complained to his mother of feeling sick on Friday. She found his body Monday.

Sheriff's spokesman Dave Bristow says they haven't found anything suspicious, but an autopsy will be performed.

Williams was one of the state's top prospects after his senior season at Southeast High in Bradenton. He was a redshirt freshman on the Seminoles' 1999 national champion team. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the 2003 NFL draft and went on to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Green Bay Packers.

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Mrs Jones Pitt January 09 2014 at 1:18 PM

Praying for the family

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bellotte3 Mrs Jones Pitt January 09 2014 at 2:26 PM


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darnellejh January 09 2014 at 10:52 AM

My condolence to his family, he was great example of dream do come true if you are willing to work for them

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Kathy and Kent January 09 2014 at 10:46 AM

So very sad. Keeping his family close.

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Stanley January 09 2014 at 10:39 AM

My condolences to his family and friends!

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s.biggs January 09 2014 at 10:39 AM

I pray for the family of Todd Williams and as always ask that they put God first in everything and keep God on their mind during this difficult time! MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALL!

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Lauri January 09 2014 at 3:18 PM

Don't even know what happened in this situation and some commenters are trashing this man.
Responsible commenting should wait for all the facts be available. Classless comments really have no place. Will be looking for additional details.

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ah1852 Lauri January 09 2014 at 3:50 PM

That is what I am waiting to hear, since this simply says he did not feel well on Friday nite and was found dead on Monday. No matter what caused his death, my heart goes out to his family in their time of loss. Always hard to lose someone you love, no matter what the circumstances.

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marine1942 ah1852 January 09 2014 at 5:40 PM

what would you expect from Huffington Post ?

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dcarra8688 January 09 2014 at 10:29 AM

sorry to hear that rip regrets to your Mom

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dick January 09 2014 at 10:42 AM

feeling sick

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