Randall Cunningham's 2-Year-Old Son Drowns in Family's Hot Tub
Christian Cunningham, 2 years old, was discovered floating in a hot tub in the backyard of the family's Las Vegas home. A woman who was at the home discovered Christian (pictured right with Randall) around 4:30 p.m., local time and began performing CPR on the boy.
He was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Police are investigating the incident, but an officer told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the drowning appeared to be an accident.
The Review-Journal reported that Randall Cunningham was not at home at the time of the incident, and was either in San Diego or returning home. Randall Cunningham became an ordained minister in 2004 and often performed baptisms in the hot tub at his home, which he shared with his wife, Felicity and three other children.
Randall Cunningham, who set career passing records at UNLV, played 16 seasons in the NFL, including 10 in Philadelphia, where he brought a level of athleticism to the quarterback position. He was voted league Most Valuable Player by the Pro Football Writers Association in 1990, but suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee the next season.
He retired after the 1995 season, but came out of retirement in 1997. He played for Minnesota, Dallas and Baltimore before he retired permanently after the 2001 season as the all-time leading rusher among quarterbacks.