BJF
Years ago

NH: Port Power player John McCarthy dies in Vegas

apparently fell off a balcony.
players name not yet released.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

(Mod: Name withheld.)

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Anonymous  
Years ago

just horrible, thoughts with the family.

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DB5  
Years ago

Have heard the same name from 4 different people now...Bad end to a bad year for Port.

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AK-47  
Years ago

Pretty devastating day for Football, heartbreaking news.

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Isaac  
Years ago

Please don't name the player until it's been officially released by his club/family/etc. Thanks.

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,  
Years ago

condolences

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Mick  
Years ago

There's a facebook tribute page to the guy that names him. News outlets still haven't made it public...

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Happy Days  
Years ago

All media outlets in Melbourne are holding back on the name until officially released by the police.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Does anyone know how many players went over to Vegas? They must be in such shock! thoughts go out to all involved.

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The Situation  
Years ago

Apparently 7 of them went over after their end of year function on friday.

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DB5  
Years ago

Apparently his dad is on a flight to Vegas now...That would suck so much, 14 hours to go and pick up your son who has died. Imagine how hard that would be and the things your mind would do in that time.

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Happy Days  
Years ago

Every parents worst nightmare.

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Ilse.harris  
Years ago

Just so sad !! Condolences to the family and friends of the young man and the port power football club .

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Chewy316  
Years ago

Absolutely horrific. Even more so given the circumstances in which he died (don't really wish to comment on that though given they haven't been announced).

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Port have now officially confirmed on radio that it was John McCarthy who died in Las Vegas.

Very sad news and condolences to his family.

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Isaac  
Years ago

...it is believed McCarthy fell from a building, but not at the hotel in which McCarthy was staying, and he was not with any of his teammates at the time.
Found at 5-6am. Only 22 years old and in his first season. Horrible news for his family and friends.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

He had played a few years with Collingwood until they delisted him at the end of last season but yeah this was his first season with Port.

Supposedly he's from a big family and two other siblings have died in tragic circumstances as well.

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orbit  
Years ago

I hate to speculate but footy trips tend to breed stupidity. I bet booze & whatever else has been a major factor. Very sad for all involved. The culture has been cleaned up a bit over the last few years but end of season trips & mad mondays seem to always have a casualty! One bad decision somewhere during the night has cost this young man his life!!

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Anon  
Years ago

Orbit if you hate to speculate then out of respect for the young man, his family and everyone who knew him, DON'T.


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Anonymous  
Years ago

Its Vegas, ofcourse there was alcohol involved.... Its not being disrespectful to assume grog was involved at 530am in Vegas, c'mon now. Id just like to know how a guy got to the roof top of the Flamingo!? Those Vegas hotels are under lock and key just so random.

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orbit  
Years ago

Anon let's see what comes out. Blog sites are for opinions. If i'm wrong i'll apologise...

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MJ @ Super  
Years ago

Orbit, of course you can have your opinion and even express it however it is just that sometimes it's a good idea to not express your opinion about such a devastating situation

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Alex  
Years ago

RIP John McCarthy. Mis condolences to his family and Port Adelaide football club, so sad news

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,  
Years ago

total respect for essendon - they cancelled their team trip to Vegas.

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El Diablo  
Years ago

In all probability given the time, location, people involved and the purpose of the trip, it would likely have been drunken hi-jinks.

Could have happened to any group of blokes celebrating a bucks, birthday party etc.

Would such hard to be his family right now

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phil  
Years ago

have seen him out and about with the lads and from guys that knew him first hand was one of the nicest blokes you could meet. will be remembered for that big goofy smile behind the ridiculously awesome beard he grew so he didnt look 12 years old anymore. thanks john RIP.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Do port get a concession pick due to his sad death? great player he was, will port use it as motivation?

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Isaac  
Years ago

"Apparently John McCarthy left a local nightclub about 4:30 [am] and walked to the Flamingo casino," Brissenden told ABC News 24 today.

"He ended up on the roof of a four-storey building and he jumped on to a palm tree, thinking that was an easy and quick way down.

"There are three witnesses to this. An elderly couple from California and a local person saw this happen."

McCarthy ended up on the driveway below.

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