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Torrey Smith plans to play tonight after his brother’s death


Ravens receiver Torrey Smith plans to play tonight after spending most of the day grieving the loss of his younger brother in a motorcycle accident.

Smith left the team hotel at about 2 a.m. today when he was informed that his younger brother, Tevin, had died. But ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio reports that Torrey Smith is at the stadium and planning to play tonight against the Patriots.

Smith wrote about his grief on Twitter this morning.

“I can’t believe my little brother is gone…be thankful for your loved ones and tell them you love them…this is the hardest thing ever,” Smith wrote. “I can’t say a bad thing about him…proud to have him as a brother…RIP Tevin.”

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12 Responses to “Torrey Smith plans to play tonight after his brother’s death”
  1. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 23, 2012 6:06 PM


  2. raqaiw says: Sep 23, 2012 6:10 PM

    Playing tonight may be cathartic for him;his teammates supporting him through his grief.

  3. boyshole25 says: Sep 23, 2012 6:11 PM

    Let’s remember that these big stars in the nfl are young kids Hopefully Torrey can get through the grief . Rip from redskins

  4. papasbasement says: Sep 23, 2012 6:13 PM

    The guy has massive heart. I hope he has a hell of a game.

  5. benh999 says: Sep 23, 2012 7:02 PM

    Didn’t Ed Reed’s brother die the night before a Baltimore/NE game too?

  6. kokoskmr says: Sep 23, 2012 7:03 PM

    God. Family. Team.

    All of our hearts will be there with Torrey and his family tonight.

  7. randallflagg52 says: Sep 23, 2012 7:18 PM

    Best of luck Torrey, you are one of the classiest players in the game. Raven nation sends it thoughts and prayers to you.

  8. pingpongbradford says: Sep 23, 2012 7:37 PM

    Who puts the down arrows on these comments? Seriously people…have some manners.

  9. gridassassin says: Sep 23, 2012 8:00 PM

    When clicking the thumbs up or thumbs down on a smart phone, it’s pretty easy to accidentally click the wrong one, as they’re so damned small.

    But there are people that aren’t very Christian that don’t believe in praying for those grieving or dead.

    So one never knows.

    Everybody grieves in their own way – I hope the Smith family can somehow push through this death. …and if this helps Torrey feel better momentarily – then more power to him.

  10. rtl1984 says: Sep 23, 2012 8:00 PM

    Here’s to smith pulling a favre and lighting up the game.


  11. greej1938l says: Sep 23, 2012 8:57 PM

    Have a game Torrey. I’ll be cheering for you

  12. death1to2hipsters3 says: Sep 25, 2012 8:26 AM

    It was actually so hard to watch Torrey Smith, NFL receiver cry on Monday morning. But now I have so much more respect for Torrey. R I P.

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