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Video: FSU TE survives horrifying motorcycle accident

Quayshawn Nealy, Nick O'Leary AP

It had been kept on the down low for the past couple of months, but in early May, Florida State tight end Nick O’Leary was involved in a horrific motorcycle accident in Tallahassee.

O’Leary, the grandson of golfing great Jack Nicklaus, was not seriously hurt in the incident. However, a video of the accident obtained by the good guys at TomahawkNation shows that O’Leary very well could have sustained life-threatening injuries.

Below is the video of the incident. Please use caution when watching, as it is quite graphic.

Ho. Ly. Crap.

And it’s not just that O’Leary wasn’t seriously hurt, it’s that he got up and walked away after reportedly sliding 75-100 feet. O’Leary, who caught 21 passes for 252 yards and three touchdowns as a sophomore in 2012, was still sent to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the car was cited with causing the wreck as they did not establish a right of way.

Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher briefly addressed O’Leary’s accident during ACC Kickoff meetings, saying “he wrecked that daggone scooter and was banged up for about a month, that knucklehead.”

Yeah, that knucklehead. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to pick my jaw up off the floor.

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8 Responses to “Video: FSU TE survives horrifying motorcycle accident”
  1. raiderufan says: Jul 25, 2013 7:36 AM


    That’s nuts! How do you not even break a leg?! Holy cow!

  2. canetic says: Jul 25, 2013 7:50 AM

    That is ridiculous. He could have easily collided with that bus too. Glad he walked away from it. That Lexus driver should have been arrested.

  3. florida727 says: Jul 25, 2013 10:18 AM

    I had a friend of mine that was involved in a very similar incident and he walked away too. I still wonder how. Motorcycles are fun to ride but, man, they are dangerous, and most often because of other people not paying attention. Thank goodness he walked away. #canetic is right, he could have been thrown into the bus because of being hit at an angle.

  4. sillec28 says: Jul 25, 2013 11:42 AM

    Why does Jimbo Fisher so often come across as being kind of dumb? Is he really as dumb as he often sounds or is it just an act so he can appear to relate to his players and recruits?

  5. tmac4454 says: Jul 25, 2013 11:52 AM

    Glad that my tight end is ok. IMO, I would not ride a MC for nothing in the world. People can’t drive and do not respect anyone on two wheels.

  6. louhudson23 says: Jul 25, 2013 1:17 PM

    I have ridden over 400,000 miles on motorcycles,and personally know literally thousands of others who ride long and far on a daily basis….Nothing inherently dangerous about it. As long as you keep in mind every car is out to murder you and consider anything and everything that happens to you to be your fault and know that you are responsible for your own safety and well being and that cars have zero responsibility in keeping you alive….every car is threat on a scale of 1-10 with a (seemingly empty) parked car rating an easy 3 and a car approaching on a side street like this one an easy 7. Glad this young man walked away….ATGATT and heads up….

  7. kinggator says: Jul 25, 2013 5:04 PM

    Where the hell was his Caddie? The guy in the Lexus didn’t even yell “FORE”!

  8. chachooga says: Jul 25, 2013 6:13 PM

    Indeed Benny K …… Ho Lee Crap!

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