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Former Kimball/SMU Star Quinton Ross Not Actually Dead, Just Living In Desoto

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You might have heard the news yesterday: Quinton Ross, the former Kimball and SMU basketball standout-cum-NBA journeyman, was found murdered, his body found stuffed in a plastic trash bag and buried in a shallow grave in Queens.

It was certainly news to Ross when he woke up Monday morning at his Desoto home.

"My phone was going crazy," he told the Associated Press, which caught up with him at SMU's NIT game against LSU. "I checked Facebook. Finally, I went on the Internet, and they were saying I was dead. I just couldn't believe it."

The New York Post, which initially IDed Ross before issuing a correction blaming police for the screwup, didn't botch all the details. New York cops did find a body in a trash bag, and it did belong to a guy named Quinton Ross, but it was Quinton Ross the unfortunate guy from Queens, not the former pro basketball player. That Ross spent much of Monday reports dispelling reports of his demise.

"A couple (relatives) already heard it," he said. "They were crying. I mean, it was a tough day, man, mostly for my family and friends."

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