UAB star running back Gregory Bryant declared “brain dead” after being found shot

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WEST PALM BEACH, FL - Another tragedy has happened off the field to a football star, and once again it involves guns and cars.

College football star Gregory Bryant who was shot over the weekend has been declared "brain dead," as yet another football player appears to have been gunned down in his own car.

Authorities say they found University of Alabama-Birmingham running back Bryant and a male passenger in his car with gunshot wounds on a Florida interstate near West Palm Beach on early Saturday morning.

The 21-year-old star player  who was so difficult to bring down on the field was apparently stopped in his tracks on the freeway.

Bryant was taken to a hospital in critical condition while his passenger was hospitalized with only minor injuries.

With no suspect or a motive, for now police have only questions and no answers.

This incident comes only a month after a New Orleans man was charged with second-degree murder in the roadside shooting death of former NFL star Will Smith on the streets of the Big Easy.

In Bryant's case, the college star was visiting his mom in Florida for Mother's Day weekend.

Bryant began his college career at Notre Dame and just recently transferred to UAB.

On the practice field, Bryant vowed to make the upcoming season a banner year for his new team.

"I promise you we're gonna make...gonna be big in 2017," Bryant told reporters on the field.

Sadly, it looks like that's a promise Bryant won't be able to keep.

 

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