Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Sad news from camp

Defensive back Jahi Smith, one of four co-captains for the Huskies this season, left the team Monday night after his 18-year old brother was murdered early that morning in Suitland, Md.

Before leaving for home, Smith told Edsall his brother was leaving his girlfriend's mother's house Sunday night/early Monday when he was shot five times and robbed. Smith is expected to return to campus on Friday, though he may need more time.

UConn officials did not have Smith's brother's name, and news reports out of Maryland were still incomplete.

"Jahi was just saying to the team that where he comes from, guys get killed just for being good," Edsall said. "I thought how ironic, he was just talking about that. He said his brother was saving money and working so he could go to school. And it was for really no reason at all from what I understand from Jahi. It's a sad situation. He's going through some tough times, too."

An update to come later tonight.


Blogger ScottVib said...

My condolences to Jahi and his family.

August 15, 2006 10:01 PM 
Blogger NortheastOxymoron said...

Prior to this sad news, a great article was published on Jahi and his contributions to UConn. My condolensces to Jahi and his family. http://www.journalinquirer.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=17055529&BRD=985&PAG=461&dept_id=578011&rfi=6

August 15, 2006 10:56 PM 
Blogger huskypantz said...

Prayers and strength to Jahi and his family.

August 15, 2006 11:57 PM 

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