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Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

Posted on: January 17, 2012 9:54 pm
Edited on: January 18, 2012 8:55 am
 
By Josh Katzowitz

According to the Beaver County Times, the father of Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has died after suffering a heart attack in Ocala, Fla.

Ed Tomlin was 63.

As the Ocala Star-Banner writes, Tomlin was drafted by the Baltimore Colts in 1968, and he played eight games in Montreal of the CFL that season. In 2003, Tomlin became the president of the Marion County (Fla.) chapter of the NAACP.

He apparently suffered the heart attack after returning home from a day of fishing.

"He loved people. He was very knowledgeable, outgoing and loved fishing," Mazella Tomlin, Ed Tomlin's wife of 12 years, told the Star-Banner.

Said Whitfield Jenkins, another former NAACP president: "He added a lot to the NAACP. He was a leader and had the ability to draw people to him. He worked well with a broad category of people across race lines. He was a very thoughtful person and had a great knowledge of the community history and civil rights history.”

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Comments

Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: January 19, 2012 12:23 pm
 

Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

As well as yours.....Your living proof of an Anal Birth!!!



Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: January 19, 2012 9:29 am
 

Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

Lottfan4ever. You are a heartless idiot



Since: Nov 9, 2010
Posted on: January 18, 2012 8:17 pm
 

Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

erie966 does NOT speak for 'Patriot Nation'. Nickelman you are just as naive & ignorant to think that ANY Patriots fan thinks like that regardless of color. The list of accomplished and highly respected African-American players that have have played and brought honor to the Patriots team & fans is long and distinquished. It is a shame that just a few days after celebrating Martin Luther King Day, that we once again are playing and talking the race card! Ed Tomlin I'm sure was a wonderful man. Mke Tomlin is a very good coach and I'm sure a good man as well. Color has NOTHING to do with it unless you make it.



Since: Apr 30, 2011
Posted on: January 18, 2012 7:42 pm
 

Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

Rest in peace sir and our prayers go out for the family


SissyBoyFloy
Since: Oct 29, 2011
Posted on: January 18, 2012 5:51 pm
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Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2012 2:48 pm
 

Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

eire966: Exactly what we should expect from a RACIST Patriot fan...... Of course most white Patriots fans are probably racist in one form or another given that they just follow their organization's lead (considereing the subservient status of most, if not all, of the black athletes that ever play on their teams teams i.e. Troy Brown, Randy Moss, and now Ochocinco).

It's a damn shame that YOUR father wasn't sterile......Maybe this country would be a better place to live in........




Since: Nov 26, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2012 2:47 pm
 

Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

Condolences to the Tomlin Family. Prayers are with you.



Since: Oct 27, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2012 1:30 pm
 

Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

My prayers go to Coach Tomlin and his Family.  STEELERS NATION !!!!!!!!



Since: Oct 9, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2012 1:24 pm
 

Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

it's too bad your father wasn't sterile.....


Buffalo Bob
Since: Dec 11, 2011
Posted on: January 18, 2012 12:36 pm
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