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Amazing: Missouri Western players rescue baby from locked car

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With so much negativity going on in the world of college football, we try to sprinkle in some feel-good stories to remind us every once in a while that there are still some decent human beings out there.

Such is the case of two Missouri Western football players — Jack Long and Shane Simpson — who broke into a car back in August.

Don’t worry — they did so to rescue a baby trapped inside.

The Associated Press writes that Simpson, who was leaving practice with Long, saw that a woman — Teresa Gall — was screaming and trying to get into her vehicle to save her baby, Liam, who was trapped inside.

“We thought she maybe had locked her keys in the car, but then thought that was kind of an extreme thing to do for keys,” said Long.

I was panicked and horrified,” Gall said. “He was crying and getting sick, and I couldn’t get to him.”

In one swipe, Simpson said he broke one of the car windows and was able to save the baby. Liam was reportedly okay, just a little dehydrated. Gall added that she tried to pay Long and Simpson in return for their deed, but that the two refused to accept. Instead, they invited Gall and her son to the first game of the season.

A remarkable show of character by those two.

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5 Responses to “Amazing: Missouri Western players rescue baby from locked car”
  1. mizzouram says: Sep 6, 2011 7:05 PM

    Spelling MiSSouri wrong…

  2. stoopwitzer says: Sep 6, 2011 8:33 PM

    maybe its just me but bitching about spelling oversights after reading a story like this just makes you come off like a prick.

  3. ihateannouncers says: Sep 6, 2011 8:42 PM

    I hope that all the major sports outlets (espn, si…) add this to their news lines. Maybe get these guys on SportsCenter, and or First & 10. You’re right Ben. With all the garbage we have been dealing with this year, its nice to finally read a story about college football players you can admire.

  4. Ben Kercheval says: Sep 6, 2011 8:59 PM

    In fairness, stoopwitzer, I had a brain fart where I wanted to say Missouri Western, but somehow, all that came out of my mind and fingers was “Mizzou” and… well… you can see where a mesh would occur.

  5. florida727 says: Sep 7, 2011 11:28 AM

    Sorry, but what kind of a “mom” leaves a baby unattended in a locked car?

    Definitely not taking anything away from the actions of the Missouri Western players. They deserve whatever accolades come their way for acting unselfishly to someone in need. Well done guys. You hate to think what other possible outcome this could have been if not for their help. But again, who the heck leaves a baby in a locked car? I don’t care if it’s for 2 minutes (let alone reaching dehydration stage), who does that?

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