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Tracy Morgan says he feels 'strong' since crash

Tracy Morgan Says He Feels 'Strong' Since Crash

Tracy Morgan spoke out Monday for the first time since the car accident that nearly killed him.

Entertainment Tonight has the footage as he left his house in New Jersey and walked to his car ... and the comedian was positive. Morgan's rep says the "Saturday Night Live" veteran and star on NBC's "30 Rock," has completed rehab. He suffered a broken leg, femur, nose and ribs in the car crash. The same crash that took the life of his friend and mentor, comedian James McNair, also known as Jimmy Mack.

Morgan's rep has given updates on the actor's recovery, but this is the first time we've seen Morgan out in public and speaking for himself. His Twitter account, too, had been silent since the beginning of May. Morgan is now suing Wal-Mart, his attorneys say the company's driver Kevin Roper hadn't slept for 24 hours before the June 7th crash.

Businessweek cited court documents: "Wal-Mart knew or should have known that it was unreasonable for Mr. Roper to commute more than 700 miles from his home in Jonesboro, Georgia to work at a Wal-Mart facility in Smyrna, Delaware."

The Wall Street Journal has a response statement from Wal-Mart: the company says it is "committed to doing the right thing for all involved." Roper pleaded not guilty to death by auto and assault by auto charges. And as is any case involving a celeb, it has people talking. This time it's about a bigger issue, safety on the road, and how much sleep truckers are getting.

Safety advocates and the Obama administration have voiced opposition to raising the limit to 82 hours.

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Hi Bob July 15 2014 at 1:21 PM

A truck driver is required by federal law to keep a log book documenting the hours he has been driving, the hours worked while not driving and the hours off duty. The process as designed by the Dept. of transportation is geared toward providing ample time for rest and meals with 10 hours maximum on duty time per day. It is the drivers responsibility to rest while off duty. There was no way for walmart to monitor or regulate what the driver did with his off duty time. This whole law suite is either another walmart hater trying to get in another dig at the retailer or just a greedy individual jumping at a money making opportunity.

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zrsz1 July 15 2014 at 11:50 AM

too bad about the accident, but this guys not the least bit funny. I've heard him on satellite radio and if he couldn't say mother*****r, he'd have no act

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mikkinyc1 July 15 2014 at 1:30 PM

I am sure many of you would do the same thing in Tracy Morgan's place - sue the people who may have been responsible for his best friend's death and for his own pain, suffering and loss of work. What I don't know is if Walmart IS responsible. They have no control over what a driver does on his own time. 700 miles is not that far to drive. If he hadn't had any sleep it may have been his own fault. Anyway, Tracy is a funny man and I wish him the best. I don't know why there are so many negative comments about him here!

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Nor July 15 2014 at 12:36 PM

God Bless Him! I'm sure glad like anyone else his life was spared! I enjoy his work and think if you have nothing nice to say, hhmmm Shut UP! Hope your back 100% real soon!

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BIG KAHUNA !! July 15 2014 at 2:28 PM

Morgan blaming Wallmart for the crash instead of the driver who decided to forgo sleep, to make more $$, is very bizarre. The driver had choice, but he didn't make the right one. Case dismissed.

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Jeb July 15 2014 at 11:32 AM

The recent wreck this goon was involved in sure has his press agent working overtime!

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James Jeb July 15 2014 at 1:27 PM

Hey Jethro, maybe you should hire a PA to help you in your writing.

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Susan James July 15 2014 at 3:30 PM

He he he. I couldn't have said it better. If the store brings negative light to low-class America's darling Walmart, then they come out in droves to attempt to post. I say 'attempt' because they have issues with basic educational and communication skills.

AND of course, their racism is showing, but hey, that's not surprising in redneck world.

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mikkinyc1 Jeb July 15 2014 at 1:31 PM

Wow. Would you kill your best friend and break up your whole body for press? I don't think so...

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slackwarerobert mikkinyc1 July 15 2014 at 2:14 PM

famous blacks will even slit their ex wives throat if she is named nichole.
or shoot another black for fun in Massachusetts if he doesn't play football like the shooter does.

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Susan mikkinyc1 July 15 2014 at 3:31 PM

Exactly. These low-life, trailer-trash racist pigs only post when they can expose their hate.

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Scooter July 15 2014 at 1:05 PM

Nobody seems to want to answer this question. WAS MORGAN DRINKING THE NIGHT OF THE CRASH???

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lbrady1234 July 15 2014 at 6:29 PM

Tracy ought to get on his knees and thank God he's still alive instead of going for the money!

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jcbstz lbrady1234 July 15 2014 at 6:59 PM

This is a typical liberal

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jcbstz July 15 2014 at 6:59 PM

Typical Liberal---> always someone else's fault. Good luck screw ball trying to prove negligence directly related to wally world. You guys all like your free bees

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Tom July 15 2014 at 6:17 PM

AOL/HP it is time to move on to the next story now. You have worn this one out. Only local people know this guy.
Here is a thought. How about reporting some FACTS about our failing economy. Or maybe some information about all of the lies and BS from Obama. Maybe how Obama wants to give $350,000.00 to a traitor after he had traded 5 murderers for his sorry butt? Just to get rid of the story. How about reporting about this administration of impersonaters that are destroying our country,

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