Former Notre Dame RB Declared Brain Dead One Day After Shooting
Former Notre Dame & UAB running back Greg Bryant was declared brain dead on Sunday just one day after he was found shot in a car on I-95 in South Florida.
“West Palm Beach Police spokeswoman Lori Colombino said Bryant was declared brain dead at 1 p.m. Sunday. Her statement added the investigation into the shooting of 21-year-old recruit of the University of Alabama at Birmingham is now classified as a homicide.”
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly released a statement:
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly on the passing of former Fighting Irish student-athlete Greg Bryant… pic.twitter.com/51l4eZIM4t
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UAB has also released a statement:
“We lost a member of our Blazer Family today with the senseless passing of Greg Bryant,” Clark said. “We were so excited to recruit Greg, welcome him to Birmingham and to UAB Football, and get to know him over the past several months. Greg was a very special talent and young man. He always had a smile on his face.“While he was with us for a short time – too short – he was a big part of an exciting and historical time for our program and will always be a Blazer,” Clark said. “Greg worked extremely hard this spring on the field and in the classroom. He told me his GPA this semester was the highest he has had in his life, and he was very proud. The light really went on for him here, and he had a bright future ahead of him. We in the UAB community are all deeply saddened, and we are praying for Greg and his family. He and his family deserved much better than this, and we are heartbroken.”