Paralyzed Behm looks forward to return

Updated: May 15, 2009, 12:36 AM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- Dallas Cowboys coach Wade Phillips says scouting assistant Rich Behm, who was paralyzed from the waist down earlier this month, is looking forward to returning to work.

"His attitude is great and he's looking forward to coming back to work for us. And we're looking forward to that, too," Phillips said Thursday night.

Behm was one of three members of the Cowboys staff seriously injured when the team's indoor practice facility collapsed in a severe thunderstorm. Ten others were injured.

Former Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin presented Behm's wife, Michelle, a $40,000 check at the premiere of his reality TV show "Fourth and Long" at a Dallas area nightclub Thursday. Players, coaches and fans attended the event.

The donation was just a way for the community to show its support and "show how much we love him," Irvin said.

Michelle Behm told attendees she believed her husband would walk again.


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