Friday , Dec , 05 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Report: Rodney Rogers Paralyzed from Shoulders Down

Former NBA and college basketball star Rodney Rogers is paralyzed as the result of an all-terrain vehicle accident, his college coach told the News & Observer of Raleigh-Durham, N.C.

Rodney Rogers was one of the NBA’s best sixth men and a respected 3-point shooter during his 12-year pro career.

Dave Odom, who coached Rogers when he earned All-America honors at Wake Forest and was the 1993 ACC Player of the Year, said Wednesday that his former star is paralyzed from the shoulders down, according to the report.

"Say a prayer for Rodney and his family,” Odom said, according to the newspaper.