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Mother of RB Mike James dies in car accident

Sad news trickled out of the University of Miami this afternoon when it was learned that the mother of sophomore running back Mike James died in a fatal car accident Monday morning.

UM canceled all afternoon activities after learning of the tragedy. James’ sister and nephew were also involved in the car accident and are currently hospitalized. James, who is from Haines City, Fla., left the Coral Gables campus Monday afternoon to attend to his family.

“He is a member of our family,” interim head coach Jeff Stoutland said in a statement released by the school. “He grieves and we grieve. He hurts and we hurt. We are all here to support Mike and his family in any way possible.”

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mike and his family,” UM athletic director Kirby Hocutt said. “Family is the foundation of our football program, and today the entire Hurricane family is grieving with Mike."

For those of you who would like to send Mike your thoughts and prayers here is a link to UM's Facebook page.


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My condolences to the James family

RIP, whole canes family is here for ya james

God bless the James family...

God bless Mike James!!

May you endure the difficult moments that you are currently going through at this time, and may your sister and nephew recover fully and promptly.

Our entire Canes family grieves with you.

We love you Mike!!!

May you find peace in these trying times, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family over these holidays


RIP. We will never know the pain you are suffering. Just know we grieve with you as part of the extended cane family.

Peace be with you and your family

Very sorry to hear this news. Please know our prayers are with you and your family Mike James.

Your life just changed in a split second. The toughest time of your young life is now upon you. We will always be coming into,in the middle of, or coming out of storms all our lives. Its how we handle these difficult situations will tell of the real character of who we are.

just too sad - puts all this football griping in perspective....

truly sad, rest in peace sweet angel

We celebrate as a team and so shall we grieve as a team. No one is more special than mother to a son. Our prayers for Mike and his family.

We love you brother...God Bless You and Your Family!! Canes for Life!!!

My condolences. Hoping a healthy recovery for your sister & nephew. Cane nation is with you.

My thoughts and prayers are with you Mike. God Bless!

My condolances and prayers are with you and your family Mike.

Condolences. Wishing the James family strength and peacefullness in this moment of loss.

Condolences to the James family. Hopefully your sister and nephew will get better soon.

She's in our prayers Mike. The U family is with you.

I lost my dad when I was 18. The pastor said to me to honor him, take care of those he loved. That was good advice and I have lived all these years doing that. My prayers are with you.

May your mom rest in eternal peace, and be proud of a fine young man surrounded by your family and brothers at the U.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Mike James...my sincere condolences to you. May God bless you and your mom RIP.

Keep ur head up Bruh. There is no pain like what you are going thru and I'm praying that the rest of your family will be ok. God bless you and your family.

My condolences and prayers are with you and your family Mike

my condolences.
our thoughts are with you.

Mike, U and your family have my deepest condolences and prayers. God Bless U all from the Cane family.

My prayers go out to him and his family

God bless. I will pray for you tonight brother and the Canes family is here for you.

R.I.P. My prayers are with you mike and you family



Such a horrible thing couldn't have happened to a better human being. I am truly sorry for your loss.

in times of trouble set your eyes on Jesus.. he is waiting for u to invite him in... may GOD GIVE YOU the comfort u need... we love u mike and the cane NAtion is hurting with u....

Condolenses. I can't imagine what that kid is going through.

My heart breaks for this kid.

just cruel ... Bless the James Family

truce til next year . promise


Posted by: gator fans are garbage | December 20, 2010 at 07:34 PM

God Bless

So so sorry to hear of your mother's tragic passing, as well as the injuries to your sister and nephew. May you truly feel the comfort and peace of God in your sorrow.


As a member of the Hurricane family my heart and prayers are with you and family.

Mike James know that your mom is in a better place. Keep your head up and the U family will support and pray for your family. May God bless your sister and nephew to get well.

May God embrace your Mother in his loving arms FOREVER and EVER!!

Our cumulative prayers are with YOU and your FAMILY.

God Bless you and your family!

My Prayers goes out to the James family, Keep your head up and be strong young man. God will guide you through these tough times

God bless you Mike james in these trying days ahead. May your mother find peace in the eternal rest in Gandsod's loving h

God bless you Mike James in these trying days ahead. May your mother find peace in the eternal rest in God's loving hands.
Sorry for the typo errors

My Heart goes out to you Mike James you are one of my favorite players on the team..

God Bless your family during these tough times and may ypur mother R.I.P..

Canes Famile Love u!

Mike James....I am so sorry for your loss! Oh my God! I ope you keep the Lord close to your heart and God Bless you Mike!!

May God look over you and your family mr James...

Mike James my heart goes out to you and your family stay strong and may god bless you.

Nothing more to say. I hope you are reading this blog, Mike. The fans love you.

May the Lord be with you and His countenance fall upon you. God Bless you Mike James and family.

We pray for you and with you, son.

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