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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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61.

FlBiker    

I saw him on the show once, thought he was functionally retarded. He couldn't finish high school, in Florida fer chrissakes.

2534 days ago
62.

Loser    

DRIVER TAKES FULL RESPONSIBILITY WHEN HAVING ANOTHER PASSENGER. THE DRIVER GET SITED EVEN IF THE PASSANGER IS NOT WEARING THE SEATBELT. READ THE LAWS PEOPLE!!!!!! THE DRIVER IS THE ONE WHO SHOULD MAKE THE GOOD JUDGMENT OF MAKING EVERYONE BUCKLE UP.......WHY DID NICK KEEP SAYING IT WAS JUST A BUMP ON THE HEAD? DOES HE EVEN VISIT HIS FRIEND?

2534 days ago
63.

FlBiker    

Hard to believe Hulk is the brains in the family. The wife is a skank, the daughter is a slam-pig and Nick is a retard. Why did Hulk breed?

2534 days ago
64.

big joe    

NOW GET A FASTER CAR .

2534 days ago
65.

tickles    

yes..this is a terrible thing. and yes...nick hogan should be prosecuted and go to jail. but...john made the choice to get in the car with nick. i'm sorry people but some of the blame also lies at his door. i don't watch the hogan's or know too much about them (except for the hulk, of course) but from what i gather this kid has long been out of control. if john was as squeaky clean as he is being made out to be he would not have been partying with him in the first place. it's like my mother always said...if you lay down with dogs you are going to get fleas. i hope that all of the britney supporter's are paying attention to this story...she is headed down this same path...driving and drinking with no seat belts...and with her toddler children no less. of course i suppose that if britney was in nick hogan's position you all would be trying to blame the papparazzi, or kevin federline..or the family court judge. no one forced john to get in the car with nick hogan. no one forced him to be out partying and having a good time. this is a horrible tragedy and i feel for john's family. but at the same time i wonder how many times did nick and john go out cruising and partying before this happened...drinking and driving?

2534 days ago
66.

lissabell    

I think the police also need to be investigated. If it is my understanding Nick was pulled over several times for speeding (at speeds where us normal folk would have been charged with reckless driving and I believe the 2nd or 3rd time we would have lost our licenses). Yet Nick had 3? and still had his license. If the police weren't so star struck and money hungry this child would never have been allowed to drive until safety courses were taken and so on. But because his dad was famous in the 80s he gets away with speeding and now has made a US Soldier practically a vegetable.

2534 days ago
67.

Proud Marine Mom    

Such a sad shame. This will be the hardest time in their life; harder than their soldier being in IRAQ. GOD bless them.

2534 days ago
68.

REGRETTABLE REALIST    

i think its a terrible tragedy... overall nicks parents have done a great job raising him look at the children that other celebrities have pumped out. give me a break!!!! street racing has happened for YEARS. its terrible that the accident happened.... even more terrible that this young man will NEVER EVER be the same but again LIFE CHANGES IN ONE SECOND.... ONE BAD DECISION CAN EFFECT YOU FOREVER!!! CELEBRITY or VAGRANT!!

2534 days ago
69.

Loser    

2534 days ago
70.

dannyboy    

i feel sorry for this young man, Nick should go to jail for some sort of vehicular homicide.
if this is me or you, then we would pay dearly and we should, but not these pieces of crap.

2534 days ago
71.

bitchlibnwhat    

sounds like he is dead to me .why isnt nick charged.was he racing?

2534 days ago
72.

PUBLIC SAFETY IS AT STAKE    

YOU LITTLE B*STARD!!!

I HOPE AND PRAY YOU GO TO PRISON.

2534 days ago
73.

Carol G    

This is terrible. Nick needs to lose his license for good and serve jail time. He shold have lost his license after the 2nd offense. They would have taken anyone else's.

2534 days ago
74.

Chris    

To those of you that say we should feel sorry for Nick and not blame the parents- let me tell YOU something. If they were any kind of parents, they wouldn't have let their son drive racing cars in the 1st place at 16 and 17 years old. They also wouldn't have let him continue to drive these cars after numerous speeding warnings and tickets. That is not being a responsible parent. A responsible parent would have taken the cars away a long time ago. They are just as responsible if not as responsible for this tragedy.

And Nick- he is a spoiled selfish brat who has no sense of remorse. He deserves to be punished.

2534 days ago
75.

mm    

Nick is a thoughtless jerk. How can he live wih himself? Not like you could expect much better with the DNA in that family. Mom & sis are stupid wanna be whores and I think Dad got hit in the head a few too many times. I just hope this young mans family sues the hell out of them and Nick goes to jail where he belongs before he hurts someone else.

2534 days ago
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