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Purdue releases statement on Sean Matti

Posted on: July 5, 2011 12:32 pm
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Posted by Tom Fornelli

As we wrote about on the blog on Tuesday morning, the body of Purdue running back Sean Matti was found in Lake Freeman in Indiana on Tuesday. Matti had first been reported missing on Sunday evening.

The school has released a statement on Matti's death.
It is with great sadness that the Purdue Department of Intercollegiate Athletics reports the passing of Boilermaker football player Sean Matti.

"On behalf of the entire Purdue Boilermaker family, our hearts go out to Sean's family - Frank and Karen, Samantha, Kyle and Amanda - and all those who knew and loved him," athletics director Morgan Burke said. "It is during difficult times like these that families must unite to grow stronger, and we extend our hands out to help however we can."

Head coach Danny Hope said: "Purdue football is a family, and I am terribly saddened by the loss of one of our young men. Sally's and my prayers continue to go out to Sean's family and all his friends and loved ones. He was a special young man whose positive spirit will be a part of our program forever."
Matti was 22 years old and had walked on to Purdue's football team as a running back in 2007.
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