Lee Roy Selmon "Stable" In Tampa Hospital After Stroke

Former NFL great Lee Roy Selmon is stable after a stroke on Friday, his older brother Dewey says.

“He’s stable and we all have great hope,‘’ Dewey Selmon said. "He’s a fighter. Keep the prayers going.’’

A nursing supervisor listed Selmon, 56, in critical condition as of early this afternoon.

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker David Lewis said that Selmon recognized his family and was breathing without assistance.

“The family is leaning on their faith and nobody has more faith than Lee Roy,‘’ said Lewis, an assistant football coach at Tampa Catholic High School, who came to the hospital after TC’s game on Friday night. "Things like this can turn and they can turn for the best. That’s what I’m hoping and praying for.

In Saturday’s victory over Notre Dame, University Of South Florida players wore a No. 63 decal in tribute to Lee Roy Selmon, who is president of the University of South Florida Foundation Partnership for Athletics. Selmon had been expected to go to the game.

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