Chargers’ Casey Hayward to play despite his brother’s death this week

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Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward will play in Cleveland today with a heavy heart.

Hayward has decided to play for his team today despite the death of his brother in a car accident this week, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Jecaives Hayward, Casey Hayward’s 27-year-old brother, was a passenger in a car that struck the back of a tractor trailer. He died at the scene of the accident.

Casey Hayward did not practice with the team this week after his brother’s death on Monday. He attended the funeral on Friday and returned for the team’s walk-through on Saturday.

7 responses to “Chargers’ Casey Hayward to play despite his brother’s death this week

  1. You hear about this a lot, sometimes it’s easier mentally to ‘go to work’ and not sit at home with family thinking about the tragedy that unfolded. But damn, I hope I never have to go through something like this in my life. Doesn’t make what he’s doing any easier, but hopefully the game is a 4-5 hour outlet for him mentally. Good luck Casey, go get ‘em.

  2. He’s not playing in Cleveland today, but he should because it’s an away game even at home. The Chargers play at home which is really an away game because they have no home….even when they’re at home…which is away from home. Get it?

  3. Yet another brilliant move by Ted Thompson, GM of the Packers – – – letting Casey go.

    Of course, he followed this up by letting both Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang go also.

    Hey, Ted, how many more pro bowlers are you going to let walk?

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