Tragic loss today

skidadl

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A young man that played on my football team and later worked at my company died today in a car wreck. He was extremely close to my 25 year old son. He left 3 kids and a wife. I’m really feeling in now that I’m home and things are quiet. Just a tragic thing for my family.

When I got into youth football our teams comprised mostly of fatherless young men. We recruited the problem kids and traveled over states to play against the best of the best. Deion Sanders, Jamal Lewis, Snoop and the like had teams that traveled and played in Super Bowls/tournaments. Those kids became like sons to me. We raised money to spend on their travel and give them homes. This kid was one of the special ones for me. Just a tremendous young man that lived life with the biggest heart and personality.
 
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skidadl

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This was the second one for us this year. Another played on our team 2 years ago and took his life at the age of 16.

I just don’t know what to do.
 

NoDak

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Sorry to hear that, Skid. My condolences and prayers to you and your family.
 

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My condolences, skid. It just isn’t fair and without explanation. Prayers to the wife and kids. Such an infectious smile - must’ve been a hoot having him as a teammate on the road.
 

boozeman

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Sorry man...sounds awful. Times are tough, but just be there for them. Best you can do.
 

mcnuttz

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Damn it, man...very sorry to hear this.
 

bbgun

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Terrible news. I hope some sort of GoFundMe has been set up for the family.
 

Iamtdg

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I'm sorry, brother. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.
 
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