This is so tragic. UAB running back Greg Bryant is in critical condition after being found with another man shot in a car in West Palm Beach, Florida in the early hours of May 7. What terrible news!
UAB Blazers running back Greg Bryant, 21, is fighting for his life after he was found in critical condition in a car with a gunshot wound, along with another man who suffered minor injuries. The college football prospect was trauma transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center, according to a local newspaper report. This is just so sad.
UPDATE: Greg has passed away after the police sadly declared him brain dead on the afternoon of May 7. The case has been determined a homicide.
Greg and the passenger Maurice Grover, 25, were found in a car on the southbound lanes of the I-95 at around 4:45am, reports the Palm Beach Post. Police are still seeking witnesses to the shooting, and don’t have any suspects identified at this time.
Initially, UAB coach Bill Clark issued a statement on the college’s behalf saying that Greg had died, however that was later corrected by both the West Palm Beach Police Department and the school, who corrected their initial statement and revealed he was “still fighting for his life.” The statement continued, “condolences we expressed earlier today were based on information a family member at the hospital provided and gave us permission to release. We remain steadfast as a Blazer family in our prayers and support for Greg and his family at this difficult time.”
Greg came to UAB in the spring after living in hotel rooms with friends around Miami, while he was taking classes ASA College. He was previously at Notre Dame but had to enroll at ASA after he was told he was academically ineligible in the summer before his season with the Fighting Irish in 2015.
“Greg worked extremely hard this spring on the field and in the classroom,” Clark told the local paper. “He told me his GPA this semester was the highest he has had in his life, and he was very proud.”
Our deepest sympathy goes to his friends and family during this obviously difficult time. We will keep our fingers crossed for a speedy recovery.
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