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Hogan Pal

Could Spend Life

'In Nursing Home,' Says Doc

10/9/2007 3:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The prognosis is looking grim for John Graziano, the ex-Marine and friend of Nick Hogan's who was severely injured in their crash, according to a new court filing.

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In a report filed by registered nurse Joanne Jones and first reported by the St. Petersburg Times, she says that Graziano responds only to a pinch and has a gag reflex, but doesn't respond to touch or sound.

His pupils are fixed and don't respond to light. According to Jones, Graziano's doctor says that his prognosis "remains guarded" and that John, 22, will "most likely spend the remainder of his life in a nursing home." John was also described as "comatose" and "on total life support."

Jones was hired by the Pinellas County court to determine Graziano's condition because his father, Edward Graziano, is seeking an independent guardian for his son.A hearing is set in St. Petersburg for tomorrow morning.

UPDATE: The clerk of the Pinellas County court tells TMZ that prior to the start of the hearing tomorrow morning, Judge Lauren Laughlin will hear arguments on a motion to continue the case until a later date by John's father Edward Graziano.
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46.

K    

It should have been Nick...you are an idiot and now look what you did. Die Nick!!!!!!!!! How could you mess with someone else's life...especially your good friends. Your no friend.....your just a spoiled brat who lives off of daddy's money. Go away forever...how about jail for life!

2518 days ago
47.

Dawn    

IT'S TRAGIC THAT THIS HAPPENED-AND YES NICK DROVE RECKLESS. BUT PEOPLE GROW UP YOU IMMATURE IDIOTS SAYING IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN NICK, OR HIS MONEY WILL GET HIM OFF.....EVEN WORSE ATTACKING HIS PARENTS WHO HAVE RAISED GOOD KIDS! GUESS WHAT A-HOLES??? THIS COULD HAVE BEEN YOUR TEENAGE CHILD OR WILL BE, THEY DO STUFF WITHOUT THINKING SOMETIMES....IT JUST SO HAPPENS TO BE NICK HOGAN THIS TIME-SO WE HEAR ABOUT IT! BLESS THIS POOR GUY JOHN & HIS FAMILY. BUT LAY OFF THE BLAME,,,,YOU ARE NOT IN THEIR SHOES..WOULD YOU WANT IT TO BE YOUR CHILD IN EITHER CASE????!!!! NO THOUGHT NOT! JUDGMENTAL PEOPLE WITH VIOLENT MOUTHS REALLY HELP AMERICA BECOME BETTER....I THINK NOT! I DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY RECKLESS DRIVING OR BEHAVIOR. BUT THIS KID IS GOING THROUGH HIS OWN HELL. SO NEXT TIME YOU WISH IT WERE HIM....THINK OF YOURSELF OR YOUR CHILDREN IN THIS POSITION....NEVER KNOW WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS FOR THEM! HMMMMMMMMMM

2518 days ago
48.

HHHMMMM    

I think they should sue the Hogan's as they are the ones who let him start racing and get the craziness in his mind. His friend is going to have a crappy life if he makes it and Nick will be able to go on racing another day. IT IS SICK!

2518 days ago
49.

squatmunkie    

Nick is so stupid...i hope that marine's parents sue the hogan family!!! Nick was 17 when this happened so its his parents job to PAY UP!

I hope the family gets millions....and nick goes to jail

2518 days ago
50.

Wasabi Pea    

That is pitiful. I would be ashamed to be a Hogan/Bollea.

2518 days ago
51.

mcclearye    

A marine is always a marine, not an ex-marine. So when referring to this young man, please say "former marine" out of respect to him and the USMC.

2518 days ago
52.

Jen    

What a sad story...I really think that the Graziano's have to go after Nick and his family for something - although, had their son been wearing his seatbelt (common sense when driving with such a maniac), this outcome would be different, and they have to accept some of the blame for his condition. NIck Hogan should be cited, the other driver should be cited, and all of them should have to do some sort of PSA on speed, seatbelts or something.

As for the Hogan family putting "good thoughts" out there on Graziano's condition - their publicists probably asked them to - just to keep the "buzz" going - it's sad that they couldn't tell the truth however, and now they seem lower than before. VH1 should cancel the show - no one needs to see this trainwreck family anymore - they've lied about all of this - and the fact that no charges have yet to be brought against Nick is just another episode of the F*****-up legal system for celebrities in this country.

2518 days ago
53.

lindsay    

nick needs to go to jail..he basically killed that sweet boy, comatose & rest of life on support, also John's family deserves I huge civil $$$$ reward although nothing will bring back their son.

Nick said "he only hit his head" dumasss loser

2518 days ago
54.

Team K-Fed    

Daddy lets him get away with anything and yet Brooke can't do anything. Brooke is gonna have all this pent up sexual tension and is gonna go nuts soon!!!


2518 days ago
55.

oceangirl    

This is just so sad. Go figure, he was fighting overseas, not harmed and he comes back to the states and is now basically a vegtable. So sad, very tragic and no one should go through this.

2518 days ago
56.

whyuhere    

they will put him away.
he is a nobody, will never be anybody.
He's trash and he will get it good up the you know where.
Better lube up buddy!

2518 days ago
57.

Griff    

Quality of life never the same for him and his family. Boycott hogan show. File charges on nick. Sue the hell out of this family.

2518 days ago
58.

Wasabi Pea    

Attn VH1:

Please take your "Hogan Knows Best" show off the air now. Bury it somewhere.

2518 days ago
59.

What's wrong with her face in this picture?    

How tragic to have a young life cut short due to ignorance. Many of today's young people think they are invincible. I think it was very irresponsible of Nick Hogan or his family to make any statements about this young man's prognosis being so positive when it was obvious from the get go that the outcome was likely to be so grim.

My prayers are with both families. Nick Hogan should be punished. I know he must feel horrible, as must his parents, as they allowed this to happen by giving him too much and not enough rules & consequences. I pray this situation will also wake up people to the importance of seat belts. They are the LAW for a reason.

Let's strive to have one set of laws and punishments for everyone - no matter their age or affluence level (or being the child of someone rich or famous).

2518 days ago
60.

Hop Off    

Nick Hogan is an A-Hole! He should be ashamed.

2518 days ago
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