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Randall Cunningham's 2 year old son drowns

Son of ex-Rebel Cunningham drowns

2 1/2-year-old discovered in hot tub

By MARK ANDERSON
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

Skip Jourdan, who plays guitar at Remnant Ministries, has missed only three Sundays in three years.

He knew where he had to be Tuesday night.

Jourdan was among 30 to 40 church members who quickly assembled at the church on Windmill Lane as news spread about the death of Randall Cunningham's 2½-year-old son. Cunningham, the former UNLV and NFL star quarterback, is pastor of Remnant Ministries.

"This is why you have a church family," Jourdan said. "This is why you belong to something like this. I can't imagine trying to go through something like this and not having a church family. Who are you going to turn to?"

Christian Cunningham, who would have been 3 in December, died after being found floating in the backyard hot tub, according to friends of the family. Randall Cunningham performs baptisms in the hot tub at his home, which is near the church.

A woman at Cunningham's house was with several children when she found the boy at about 4:30 p.m., Las Vegas police Lt. Dennis Flynn said. She removed the boy from the hot tub and began performing CPR. Paramedics took the child to St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Siena campus, where he died, Flynn said.

Abuse and neglect detectives were investigating the incident at the house on the 300 block of East Robindale Road, near Paradise Road. Flynn said the drowning appeared to be an accident.

"We know healing is going to take time," said one church member, who said she goes by the name Miss Happy. "We ask that everyone pray for the family. It hurts. It hurts."

Cunningham was believed to be in San Diego or on his way back at the time of the drowning.

Members of the church congregation gathered that night and shared stories, prayed and cried. They talked about Christian learning to speak, playing football and constantly smiling and having fun.

"He touched the lives of anybody who stood there and watched him," Miss Happy said. "He's one of those little kids like, 'I'll take you home with me.' I can sit here and talk all day about Christian."

Cunningham generally is considered the greatest player in UNLV history. He still holds the record with 8,020 career passing yards.

From there, he put together a 16-year NFL career that included four Pro Bowl selections. Cunningham also is largely credited with making quarterback a more mobile position.

He became an ordained minister in 2004 and opened Remnant Ministries later that year.

He and his wife, Felicity, have three other children: Randall II, Vashti and Grace.

Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Lawrence Mower contributed to this report.

http://www.lvrj.com/sports/son-of-ex-rebel-drowns-97458929.html
How sad!
Originally posted by mcbaes72:
How sad!
how did he get in the hot tub?
Originally posted by TheG0RE49er:
how did he get in the hot tub?

Million dollar question, thus why abuse and neglect detectives were on site...inquiring minds def. want to know......

[ Edited by KRS-1 on Jun 30, 2010 at 08:41:59 ]
f**k man. As a dad, stories like this REALLY get to me.
Loved watching Cunningham play when Moss was with the Vikes. Damn
Cunningham was an awesome player to watch
Originally posted by Kalen49ers:
Cunningham was an awesome player to watch

ps RIP to his son?
Originally posted by RonMexico:
Originally posted by Kalen49ers:
Cunningham was an awesome player to watch

ps RIP to his son?

Yes of course.
Originally posted by Kalen49ers:
Originally posted by RonMexico:
Originally posted by Kalen49ers:
Cunningham was an awesome player to watch

ps RIP to his son?

Yes of course.

I've got a 7 year old who goes to a day camp. Yesterday, while he was swimming in the bigger of the two pools, a 5-year old got out of the kiddie pool and jumped into the big pool and sunk. It took a minute for someone to notice, then the lifeguard pulled her up and gave her cpr for almost 15 mintues!! LUCKILY, she came to and started crying and breathing just before the paramedics got there. News reports this morning say she is in good condition.

Really makes you think
The tub should have been covered