UPDATE: Lee Roy Selmon is alive, but in critical condition in the hospital. Previous reports of his death were false.
UPDATE: It's being reported that Lee Roy Selmon has passed away, but conflicting reports have come out. His family says reports of his death are false at this time. UPDATE: Per WTSP's Noah Pransky, who cites borther Dewey Selmon, Lee Roy Selmon is in very serious condition but has not passed away. UPDATE: According to WTSP as well as Fox in Tampa, Lee Roy Selmon has now passed away. This is very sad news. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts.
NFL Hall of Famer and the very first Tampa Bay Buccaneer Lee Roy Selmon has suffered a stroke, per WTSP.com. His family is traveling from Oklahoma to Tampa to be by his side.
Lee Roy Selmon is one of the best Buccaneer players in the history of the franchise, the team's very first draft pick, and the team's only Hall of Famer. The Oklahoma product won Defensive Player of the Year in 1979, leading the team to their first playoff appearance and first playoff win. Selmon was the first player inducted into the Bucs' Ring of Honor in 2010. He entered the College Football Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1995.
After his career as a player, he went on to establish the successful restaurant chain Lee Roy Selmon's. He has been actively involved with the local community, and was instrumental in the development of USF's football program.
Our thoughts go out to you and your family, Lee Roy Selmon.