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Chris Draft was a solid linebacker for six NFL teams over 12 seasons, but all his strength couldn’t hold on to the love of his life. Draft’s wife, Keasha passed away from lung cancer last Tuesday, December 27th, one month to the day the two had their wedding.
“My wife, (La)Keasha Monique Rutledge Draft passed away today at 12:04 pm. RIP Sweetie,” Draft said on his website, ChrisDraftFamilyFoundation.org, a site that has “seven primary initiatives with overarching themes that stress the importance of education, healthy lifestyles, character development, personal responsibility, self-discipline and physical fitness.”
Draft had these words to say of his deceased newlywed:
Strong is too pale, too shallow and too small of a word to describe Keasha’s vibrancy. Quite simply, she was ferocious. She fiercely held onto life, and love with a forcefulness that was absolutely awe-inspiring and completely breathtaking.”
Keasha was only 38-years-old. Services were scheduled for Saturday in South...
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Redskins Tackle Sean Locklear took to Twitter to criticize the way the Redskins handled the exit meetings of another disappointing season. He has since deleted the tweet, but according to Deadspin it went like this:
“Worst exit meeting ever! No coaches,no front office, just physical’s and goodbye to teammates! We did just spend 5 mos together, WOW!”
If the actual tweet surfaces...
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“I have no doubt that I’ll be here,” he said. “I’m excited to continue to be a part of this team and to continue playing the game that I love.”
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So, time to back off the division championship talk? Hellllllll no.
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Tweets Sean Locklear, tackle extraordinaire: "Worst exit meeting ever! No coaches,no front office, just physical's and goodbye to teammates! We did just spend 5 mos together, WOW!" And what months they were. [@SeanLock75, via Dan Steinberg] More »