I had read he was very ill, He was a Greater Cincinnati area legend. RIP.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
So sad ..RIP
Too young. RIP Jared.
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Sheesh, poor kid. I hate to see things like this, but thanks for sharing.
Strength equipment is expensive & guarantees you nothing. A strong will is free & will give you everything you need.
Praying for the family he left behind. Way too young to go. RIP Jared.
Very sad news.
Thoughts and prayers to his family, RIP.
Hindsight is, and in, 2020
My younger brother passed a few years ago at 37, and the loss was immeasurable for us. 38 is so young... too young. I feel for his family.
I know most of you all reside either in Ohio or elsewhere in the world. But those who reside in Kentucky, like I do, understand just how much of an impact Jared Lorenzen had on this state. He was an ambassador in every sense of the word not just for the University of Kentucky, but the entire state. To most, Jared Lorenzen is known for being a fun loving guy whose most notable thing was him being a QB that was a little heavier than most, but to anyone who ever had the chance to interact and have a conversation with him knows he was so much more than that. RIP.
Lots of people bagged on that Penn State kicker a few years back, but food addiction is no joke.
As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster...
RIP Hefty Lefty. Great QB and a great person.
Very nice tribute post. TFS. Thoughts and prayers to those close to him as this is such an extremely difficult experience.
If one wishes privacy why does one post said note to the masses when 99.999% of the country would not have known who he was or that he had passed? One should never turn the lights on bright, streak naked down I-75 and then tell people not to look.
Yup that’s the thing to take away from reading this, criticism of a grieving family.
Not every comment wondering why someone does X and expects Y is not criticism. Perhaps it's a teaching moment in our lives.
Notice the Tweet is from a sports journalist. The family provided a statement to the local media, who the posted to the masses. Subtle difference, I realize, but they aren't the ones who put it on social media. Based on the man's public status in the area, a statement to the media was entirely appropriate.
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So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott
No , you're correct and it is a big difference in my mind, the sports journalist should not have put it out to the masses though once anything is out there in any form I suppose one has to expect that it's going to be distributed rather we like it or not.
You have absolutely zero idea what you’re talking about.
That's never been required on an internet forum, is that a new regulation or something used when opinions differ?
Sad news indeed. It sounds like his issues with weight might have done some significant damage to his body. Way too young. I just turned 50, and 38 seems like a long time ago.
I always was a fan of the “Round Mound of Touchdown “ - my preferred less used nickname for him.
Grand Lake Celina,
Yes, "Round Mound of Touchdown" was a good one. I also liked "The Abominable Throwman".
Did you know that Lorenzen was not offended by the names, he actually found them funny...and liked them.
Last year, Lorenzen was trying to get into the XFL and sent out this tweet:
Well well well, how are you doing over there @VinceMcMahon and @alphaentllc? I see you may be looking for some athletes. I got ya. May be I do have 1 more comeback left me. #HeAteMe
— jared lorenzen (@JaredLorenzen22) January 25, 2018