Not a whole lot of details here, but sounds like a homicide. Another victim of what I am sure was a sensless crime. Prayers to his family and the EMU football community.
OT - Eastern Michigan football player found dead
So very sad.
Him and Chris Bryant are and we're very close.
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They were high school teammates IIRC
I'm shocked and appalled.
Dear Lord, please protect these kids.
Prayers for the family, teammates, classmates, and students at EMU.
That's incredibly sad. Hopefully the EMU family will come together and deal with this tragedy.
A popular opinion by graduate students from EMU is that you should not live in the apartment complexes north of the river. This just confirms it. Prayers to his family.
Born and raised probably a mile from those apartments. Never has been a good area. The apartments on the other side of Leforge (used to be called Leforge Villa, not sure what they are now) were notorious for crime/drugs/gangs.
Thoughts are with Reed's family!
I drive down LeForge daily and there always seems to be something going on. Getting stuck by a train after dark is sorta spooky.
That is terrible news, and thoughts and condolences to Reed's family, teammates and friends as well as the EMU community. SBNation has the text from EMU's release (HERE) and supposedly more details will come this afternoon.
my thoughts are with their program and family
Kid was from Chicago. Seemed like a stand-up young man with a good family. My condolences.
Hits close to home as my son is a Sophomore at EMU. Condolences to the family and the team.
I had done a quick google to make sure I was remembering it right (I was, I'd seen him play in HS at Simeon) and found myself following a link to his twitter.
His first tweet, pretty much every day, was something like:
Woke up ta see another 24 even tho I prolly don't deserve it.. U can't ask fa nun mo than that
Sincere condolences to his family and to EMU for this profound loss.
You say your sure it was "another senseless crime", but almost all crimes have "sense" to them. In fact, if it was "completley sensless" a murder conviction would be near imposible.
It's senseless to people with sense. For those who don't and feel like they have to commit heinous crimes like this, it makes sense to them. Terrible. Puts things back in perspective.
Thoughts and prayers to the family. Terribly sad.
This kind of hit me in a bad way because I photograph EMU sports for Eagle Totem (a blog actually dedicated to EMU) and live pretty close to the area. It is pretty tragic.