Search For Missing NFL Players Suspended

Mark JohnsonContributor IMarch 3, 2009

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for free defensive lineman, Corey Smith and Oakland Raiders linebacker, Marice Cooper and an additional man.

After three days of search, 50 missions, 230 hours, 24,000 square miles of ocean, the U.S. Coast Guard has declared in a press conference that they are confident the players are not on the water surface.

The two players went missing three days ago after a they departed on a small fishing vessel. Reports say five foot waves capsized the boat on the first day.

One man who was joining the NFL players was found yesterday. His status has not be made public.