Survivor of boat tragedy wonders why he lived

By: TAMPA, Fla. (AP)
By: TAMPA, Fla. (AP)

The sole survivor of the February boating accident that killed two NFL players and another man says he still wonders why he was the one who lived.

In an interview set to air Tuesday night on HBO, former University of South Florida player Nick Schuyler said he got seasick and put on a sweat shirt, pants, shoes, gloves and a hat before the 21-foot boat overturned.

That probably kept the 24-year-old from succumbing to hypothermia as his three friends did. He was rescued by the Coast Guard after 46 hours.

The accident killed Oakland Raiders linebacker Marquis Cooper, free-agent NFL defensive lineman Corey Smith, and former University of South Florida player William Bleakley. The show premieres at 10 p.m. Tuesday.


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