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October 25, 2014

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New Orleans Saint Jeremy Shockey collapses at Las Vegas pool

New Orleans Saint Jeremy Shockey was rushed to a Las Vegas hospital Sunday afternoon after he collapsed by the pool at the Hard Rock Hotel.

The 2002 Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year was taken to hospital after apparently partying a little too hard at the resort’s popular Sunday afternoon pool party, Rehab.

The 28-year-old tight end had reportedly been drinking with other NFL players prior to his collapse.

Shockey was taken to hospital after he was found unconscious at approximately 2 p.m. Attending paramedics had to use a stretcher to remove the 250-pound, 6-foot-5-inch football player.

New Orleans Saints spokesman Greg Bensel said the four-time Pro Bowl player was simply dehydrated and has since been released from hospital and is doing fine.

The Hard Rock Hotel did not immediately return calls to comment.

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