On Sunday evening, a report by FOX News 640 host Andy Slater announced the passing of James White’s father Tyrone in a car crash in South Florida around 1pm that day, he was 59 years old.
White’s mother was also in the vehicle and as of last night was still in critical condition at the hospital along with a third passenger who’s condition remains unknown at this time.
According to ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss, “when deputies arrived at the scene, they found two crashed cars, one flipped over and the other on fire. Deputies and firefighters extinguished the blaze, and an air rescue team transported two people to a hospital.”
Tyrone White Sr. was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
“I’m extremely saddened after learning of the passing of MDPD Captain Tyrone White earlier today as a result of an off-duty traffic crash in Broward County,” Miami-Dade Police Department Director Alfredo Ramirez said Sunday on Twitter.
White was inactive for the Patriots loss to the Seattle Seahawks after learning of the accident.
Michelle Tafoya reported on NBC that Robert Kraft offered to fly James White to Miami, but White decided he'll fly home with the rest of the team.
— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) September 21, 2020
An outpouring of support for White flooded social media throughout the night.
@SweetFeet_White love you bro! Praying for you!
— Kyle Van Noy (@KVN_03) September 20, 2020
Praying for you bro @SweetFeet_White 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) September 20, 2020
Sending all our love to James White and his family. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/b8FQyZXdFP
— Sunday Night Football (@SNFonNBC) September 21, 2020
James is one of them. Kind, gentle, loving, fiercely competitive and hardworking. His parents raised an amazing son. And we are all grieving with James as he is going through this difficult time. Love you my friend
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) September 21, 2020
Praying for the family of James White. 🙏🏾
— Patrick Peterson /P2 (@P2) September 21, 2020
A special moment occurred at the start of the game when cornerback Devin McCourty devoted his interception return for a touchdown to White and his family.
— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) September 21, 2020
2-8, we love you, bro!
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) September 21, 2020
“Our hearts are heavy for James,” McCourty said after the game.
“It’s just tough, man. There’s no words you can say. Just wanted to go out there and play our hearts out for him. It’s just devastating. I was heartbroken for him.”
Praying for James White and his family!!
— Rodney Harrison (@Rodney_Harrison) September 21, 2020
Terribly saddened to hear such heartbreaking news @SweetFeet_White.
We’re all thinking about you tonight.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) September 21, 2020
Bigger than football.
Praying for those injured across the league today, for your families, and also for your comebacks. Going to be incredible to watch.
My family and I also will be praying for James White and his family. No words…this brotherhood will be here for you.
— Cooper Kupp (@CooperKupp) September 21, 2020
Following the game, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson began his NBC interview with a message for James and his family. Both were teammates at the University of Wisconsin.
All class by Russell Wilson here. First answer in his postgame interview is all for James White and his family after the tragedy they suffered today with the passing of his dad.
— George Balekji (@GeorgeBalekji) September 21, 2020
Pete Carroll opens his press conference saying his and the team's thoughts are with James White: "That’s such a horrible situation for him. You hate to hear that kind of news."
— John Boyle (@johnpboyle) September 21, 2020
#Patriots Captain Matthew Slater on James White’s tragic situation:
— Dan Roche (@RochieWBZ) September 21, 2020
28 🖤 @SweetFeet_White
— Ja’Whaun Bentley🎈 (@NVBentley33) September 21, 2020
Here’s the full message today from Brian Flores to Patriots running back James White and his family after the tragic death of his father, Tyrone, in a car crash. https://t.co/0zWwrcfm24 https://t.co/iuQT4QRX8i pic.twitter.com/opWKZwjhD3
— Will Manso (@WillManso) September 21, 2020
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