Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith celebrated the birth of his son on Tuesday, while still mourning the loss of his brother, who was shot and killed on Sunday night.
Smith’s brother, Brian Keith Moore, was shot to death on Sunday evening at a residence in Valdosta, Ga. Local police say they have determined a motive, but declined to make that information public.
Smith mourned his brother’s death on his Instagram account.
Man I slept so hard last night, as hard a I could sleep hoping my Brotha really ain't left this earth!! But when I woke up tears just fell.....I love you man.....I love you man!!!! Why it seem like the toughest situations hittin me bruh WHY MAN!!! I just wish the times we had NEVER fade bruh we been through literally EVERYTHING together bruh..it's just no way you gone!! Then I see this pic & it's no way we spent times like this in our phone man.....I'm just broke man really lost my brotha man!! I love you bruh!!! LIFE OR DEATH BROTHERS FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!! It's been on my arm since high school bruh I live for you bruh I love you bruh damn bruh come back bruh damn bruh man....
The Jaguars granted Smith leave from the team to be with his family in the aftermath of his brother’s death.
Please keep Telvin Smith and his family in your thoughts and prayers following the tragic passing of his brother, Brian, on Sunday evening.— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) November 14, 2016
On Tuesday, Smith experienced the opposite end of the emotional spectrum as he welcomed a new baby boy, according to ESPN’s Mike DiRocco.
It is unclear at this time when Smith, who has 71 tackles and four pass deflections this season for the Jaguars, will return to the team. Jacksonville faces the NFC North-leading Lions in Detroit on Sunday.