The up-and-coming Tampa Bay Buccaneers never shared to the public why defensive tackle Brian Price was missing at the team’s OTAs this week. However, Charles Price, Price’s agent (no relation) revealed the poignant reason to the Tampa Tribune.
Bridget Price, an older sister of Brian, died in a car accident last week.
Dealing with the loss left Price so physically and emotionally exhausted that he spent most of the week in the hospital and his agent said that the grief has taken a serious toll.
“He was ready to go with the OTAs (organized team activities) starting up on Tuesday, but between a complete lack of sleep and all that he has been dealing with from this loss, he just couldn’t do it,” Charles Price said.
“You never want to use the term ‘physical exhaustion,’ but there’s really no other way to describe it. He was dehydrated and after dealing with so much, his body just shut down on him.”
Bridget had two sons (age seven and nine), who Brian plans to adopt.
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