(SL) – Tampa Bay’s Kwon Alexander was a force to be reckoned with in Sunday’s battle against the Falcons in Atlanta. The
Rookie LB had a career game just a day and a half after his little brother was shot to death in Oxford Alabama.
It broke my heart to see him crying on the field. He is obviously heart broken. I don’t know how he made it through. Pure strength, dedication and out of the love he has for his baby brother who Kwon’s says just wanted him to ball out every time he touched the field.
Alexander dedicated the game and game ball to his brother. He finished with a team- (and career-) high 11 tackles to go along with an interception and a fumble recovery. The 21-year old tweeted his victory dedication to his younger sibling.
The Buccaneers upset the Falcons, 23-20, in overtime.
And the rookie fourth-round linebacker played a huge part. After having a 90-yard interception return reversed on a penalty,
Alexander secured two takeaways the officials couldn’t take away.
He forced a fumble with an incredibly strong strip of Falcons receiver Julio Jones.
Then once the game had ended, Alexander let go, his emotion overwhelming him.
The Anniston Star reports that 17-year old Broderick Taylor II, was allegedly shot by 24-year old Jerald Bailey during a fight Friday night on the 1200 block of W. 16th Street in Anniston.
Police Chief Shane Denham said Bailey fled the scene after the fight; but turned himself in Saturday morning.
Bailey is in the Calhoun County Jail charged with murder.
As of Saturday, no bond had been set. Taylor, 17, was pronounced dead at Regional Medical Center about 11:30 p.m., Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown said the teen was shot in the chest.
Alexander’s grief is visible on his twitter timeline where he expressed in one tweet that he was traumatized and in another that he would give anything if his little brother came back.
In touching images you see his teammates covering him with support as he wears his heartbreak on his shoulders.