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2 NFL Players Missing Off Florida Coast

Two NFL players are among those on board a boat reported missing off the coast in Florida, CNN reports.

Defensive end Corey Smith, who played last season for the Detroit Lions and linebacker Marquis Cooper, who played with the Oakland Raiders, went out deep sea fishing with two other men early Saturday morning in Clearwater, Florida but never returned, according to Reuters.

The Coast Guard issued a small boat advisory Sunday in the area the boat was believed to be in, citing dangerous conditions with winds up to 30 miles per hour and seas up to 14 feet offshore.

The 21-foot-boat was reported missing Saturday afternoon and the Coast Guard began to search for the boat at about 2 a.m. Sunday. Rough weather hampered the search but the search is still ongoing.