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C.J. Spiller returns to Bills

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Bills running back C.J. Spiller has returned to Buffalo after spending a week back home in Florida, supporting his stunned family after his grandfather went on a shooting spree, killing two people and injuring two others before killing himself.

Spiller said it feels good to be back with my teammates.

I wanted to be around my guys,” he said. “I wanted to come and practice with these guys and get ready for New England. I understand that it is a tragic event that took place. It’s going to take a while to cope with it. But at the same time, I can’t forget the task and the goal and the dreams that we have here as a team and as an organization. I want to be a part of that.”

It’s hard to imagine how anyone would react to something like this, and Spiller acknowledged that he’s still struggling with it.

“Obviously, I’m lying if I said I’ll put it behind me,” Spiller said. “It’s still early. There’s still some emotions there. When I get out there on the football field that’s all I’m worried about. When I go home and stuff like that, you should be able to cope with it. I’m pretty sure if I need any guidance or counseling, I’ll get that.”

Spiller will start at running back for the Bills when they open the season on Sunday.

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7 Responses to “C.J. Spiller returns to Bills”
  1. jokendave says: Sep 2, 2013 7:28 AM

    Keep up the faith big guy! Fans through out the league support you with heavy heart. (I am a Viking fan so, not so much your team.) Good Luck to you.

  2. aaroncurryisbust says: Sep 2, 2013 7:34 AM

    Remember when the Bills traded away Marshawn Lynch for pennies because they drafted this guy? Lol.

  3. thegonz13 says: Sep 2, 2013 7:35 AM

    All the best to him in dealing with this issue.

  4. dogman9 says: Sep 2, 2013 7:51 AM

    Such a difficult situation for C.J., and I am sure that your family will also look to you to help with the healing as you head into the regular season.

  5. drewsylvania says: Sep 2, 2013 12:12 PM

    Can’t imagine dealing with this. Thankfully, the NFL/NFLPA salary and benefits should allow him to get the best mental health care in the world.

  6. vicnocal says: Sep 2, 2013 12:15 PM

    His grandpa’s name Blood?

  7. titusyoungslegalcounsel says: Sep 2, 2013 12:18 PM


    I believe they traded him partly because he ran over someone while under the influence. He fit better in Seattle

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