Thomas still battling ALS

Updated: October 28, 2009, 11:27 PM ET
Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Former Minnesota Vikings strong safety Orlando Thomas is continuing his fight with Lou Gehrig's Disease and has not died, as had been reported, his agent said Wednesday.

The Vikings said they announced on their Web site that Thomas had died based on information from his alma mater. A few hours after the false report surfaced, the team and the ex-player's agent reported that Thomas, 37, was still alive.

"Somebody put something on a MySpace page or something like ...

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