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  • Broncos Defensive End Antonio Smith's Father Died This Morning

    Per Profootball Talk.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...-this-morning/


    The Broncos had to deal with a distraction last night.

    Today, they’re dealing with heartbreak.

    According to Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post, Broncos defensive lineman Antonio Smith found out this morning that his 55-year-old father died.

    “It’s rough. I just found out this morning,” Smith said. “It was my mom who called and told me. The call came in at about 6:30.”

    Marty Christopher Williams, 55, has been in prison for more than two decades, and died as a result of complications from heart surgery.

    Williams said he planned to stay with the team and plans to play in Sunday’s Super Bowl.
    RIP

    So sad for Smith. Another reason to win this game.
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    Prayers to the family, keep him in your heart Antonio.
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    • #3
      Antonio Smith's father died this morning

      I didn't see this posted yet- but wow. How incredibly heartbreaking. I cannot imagine what it would feel like to be going to the Super Bowl and suddenly, your dad can't watch it. It sounds like he was locked up anyway, so wouldn't have been there in person...but still.

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      • #4
        That's gotta be tough, no two ways about it. I hope Antonio Smith is okay.
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        • #5
          Praying for you and your family Antonio!
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          • #6
            Oh wow. Condolences to Antonio. How sad.

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            • #7
              Thoughts and prayers for Antonio and his family.

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              • #8
                Thoughts and prayers to the Smith family.

                This one's for Dad, Antonio.


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                • #9
                  In my thoughts Antonio. Sad.
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                  • #10
                    What a sad deal, prayers for his family. I bet be plays even harder now Sunday
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                    • #11
                      My heart goes out to you and your family, Antonio. Best wishes for Sunday's game.

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                      • #12
                        Antonio Smith mourning loss of father, ready to salute him

                        From the article:

                        At first, Antonio Smith thought about running out of the team hotel and catching the first flight home after his mother awakened him with news of his father's death following heart surgery.

                        "But I know I got a greater purpose and a greater responsibility here on this stage," Smith said Thursday, a day after that phone call shattered the joy of Super Bowl week for him.



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                        Prayers to all.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Cnon View Post
                          From the article:

                          At first, Antonio Smith thought about running out of the team hotel and catching the first flight home after his mother awakened him with news of his father's death following heart surgery.

                          "But I know I got a greater purpose and a greater responsibility here on this stage," Smith said Thursday, a day after that phone call shattered the joy of Super Bowl week for him.



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                          Prayers to all.
                          Indeed. Any of us who have lost a parent know what Antonio is going through. It's hard, very hard, even under the kindest of circumstances. Stay tough, Antonio; it's not going to be easy. Take heart in this: "that which does not kill us, makes us stronger" (Nietzsche).
                          --I have 2 favorite teams - #1 Broncos, #2 whoever is playing against Dallas.

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