Tommie Harris “overwhelmed” by support

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The Bears organization and the ex-teammates of Tommie Harris are doing everything they can to support Harris following the devastating loss of his wife over the weekend.

“Tommie has been overwhelmed by the support of his former teammates, the Bears organization and the city of Chicago,” family friend Bill Horn told Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times. “Please continue to pray for him as he and his children grieve the loss of his wife.”

Jensen writes that Johnny Knox, Anthony Adams and Israel Idonije flew to Norman, Oklahoma to offer their support to Harris in person. Bears coach Lovie Smith has also reached out to Harris.

“Our hearts go out to Tommie and his family. When I first heard [Ashley was in the hospital], we all started praying and hoped there would be a different outcome,” Smith told ChicagoBears.com. “At times like this, what can you say except to try to be there for him in any way you possibly can.”

The funeral for Ashley Harris will take place in New Orleans on Friday. Our condolences go out to Tommie Harris, his two children, and the entire Harris family.  Ashley Harris was 29 years old.