Bruce Cooper, NBC Sportscaster, Doubts Survivor's Story of NFL-Player Son's Fatal Boating Accident

Valley sports reporter Bruce Cooper isn't buying the account of a fatal 2009 boating accident that took the life of his son as it's told by the lone survivor of the mishap.

Cooper's son, Oakland Raiders linebacker Marquis Cooper, and three friends went on a fishing trip along the Florida coast in March 2009. The boat capsized, and Cooper -- as well as two others -- drowned. Nick Schuyler was the only person to survive and was found clinging to the hull of the 21-foot boat after an almost three-day search.

Of course, Schuyler's now written a book -- and Bruce Cooper, a sports anchor for 12News, is doubting Schuyler's version of events.

Attempts to reach Cooper this morning were unsuccessful, but he explained his doubts to Tampa Bay's Gannett-owned CBS affiliate. See the video below (if you have trouble viewing the video, try using the Firefox web browser).

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