Broncos DE Antonio Smith received some horrible news on Wednesday morning as he learned that his father passed away.
When it comes to family, losing a parent is never an easy thing. Just days before the biggest day of his career, Antonio Smith learned some tragic news.
Smith’s father, Marty Christopher Williams, passed away on Wednesday morning due to complications from heart surgery. He had been imprisoned for more than 20 years.
Smith has said that he will remain with the team and will play in the Super Bowl. But you have to think that this will be a difficult time for him.
It is never easy losing a parent. And with all of the excitement surrounding the Super Bowl, I am sure that Smith’s life came somewhat crashing at that moment.
I am sure that the Broncos team is doing their best to be there for him at this difficult time. However, I am certain that Smith will be playing in the game with a heavy heart.
This is not the first time that an NFL player has played after learning of the death of a family member. I remember when Brett Farve had a spectacular game after learning of his father’s death as well. Torrey Smith also played a game after hearing that his brother passed away just a little over 12 hours after his death.
I am certain it would be difficult for me to just understand how Antonio Smith is feeling at this time. It will be a challenging couple days as he prepares for the Broncos Super Bowl match with the Carolina Panthers.
Stay tuned here at Predominantly Orange and we continue to bring you coverage of the Denver Broncos as they prepare for Super Bowl 50. As for you Antonio Smith, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.