Selmon remains critical, showing signs of improvement

Lee Roy Selmon has made progress in a Tampa hospital as he fights for his life following a stroke on Friday.

Joey Johnston of the Tampa Tribune reports that Dewey Selmon says his brother is making progress and showing signs of improvement and responsiveness.

He's stable and we all have great hope,'' Dewey Selmon told Johnston. "He's a fighter. Keep the prayers going.''

Selmon, the former defensive end for the Buccaneers, remains in critical condition. The hope is a more clear outlook will be known by the end of the weekend.

"Lee Roy knows that a lot of people care about him and are praying for him,'' Dewey Selmon said. "He knows that.''

Former Bucs linebacker David Lewis visited Selmon in the hospital Friday night and said he was able to recognize family members and squeeze hands. According to Lewis, Selmon is breathing on his own.

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