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Old 11-20-2009, 03:54 PM
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Bad news for Drew Brees ....

GRANBY, Colo. (AP) - The death of the mother of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been ruled a suicide.

Mina Brees, an attorney from Austin, Texas, died Aug. 7 while visiting Colorado. Grand County coroner Brenda Bock concluded this week that the 59-year-old Brees died of a prescription drug overdose and ruled the death a suicide.

Bock said Brees died while staying at the home of a friend in Granby near Rocky Mountain National Park.

It took longer than three months for autopsy results to be released, but Bock said that's typical for cases involving toxicology tests.

The Austin American Statesman reported that three days before Brees died, the Texas attorney general's office subpoenaed her business records.

She had allegedly sent letters to some restaurants in Austin and Houston stating that they had lost their rights to use their names to a company she represented, Chicksports, but they could win the rights back by paying up to $25,000. She was also the president of Chicksports but that wasn't mentioned in the letter.

Relations between Drew Brees and his mother were strained at times and the quarterback asked her to stop using his picture in TV commercials touting her candidacy for a Texas appeals court seat in 2006.

Mina Brees said she had not anticipated upsetting her son and sent out replacement commercials omitting mention of him.

At the time, Drew Brees called his relationship with his mother "nonexistent," saying it crumbled six years earlier when he refused to hire her as his agent.

Austin attorney Marty Akins, the brother of Minda Brees, declined comment late Friday.
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:01 PM
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What a selfish, stupid thing to do.
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:17 PM
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Interesting.. and very sad. Best wishes to the Brees family to make it through this
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:55 PM
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I guess she died back in August, but they just released that she overdosed. That's gotta be tough on Drew. I can't imagine my mother making a decision like that.
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:27 PM
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The hardest part for Drew has to be that they weren't on good terms at the time of her death. The report on 1090 was that she was having money issues plus her troubles with Drew.
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Happened over three months ago and I never even heard about it. Sucks.
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What a selfish, stupid thing to do.
OMG! If I werent already on teh line of being banned permanently I would seriously go into detail how, errrrrr, you are!

Suicide is almost never the answer, the proper thing to say is, "I hope she is in a better place now".

C'mon Kusuri!

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Old 11-20-2009, 10:20 PM
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My thoughts are with his family and her friends. You succeeded at creating a wonderful, enjoyable, humble, entertaining, athletic son.

Thank you. RIP
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Old 11-21-2009, 07:27 AM
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Al though I don't like Drew Brees as a football player, you have to feel bad for something like this even if it's Jay Cutler's mom. I didn't read the article but suicide is horrible, taking your life before God intended it. Then it leaves thoughts in the survivors heads like "Did I do something to make them kill themselves?" It's just horrible all around for everyone. I would say "thoughts and prayers go out to them", but in reality that is just a pat forum answer for a lot of people. But I will give my condolences. I hope all gets better in the Brees family soon.

Edit: I actually found myself praying for the Brees family.
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that chick was nuts

she was trouble for brees, sounded like a whacked out mother
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