The NFL offseason is one piece of bad news after another.
Now the league has another mess on their hands.
That’s because this former NFL player killed five people. The reason for the shooting will shock you.
32-year-old former NFL player Phillip Adams took his own life after shooting six people, killing five.
Dr. Robert Lessie, his wife Barbara, and their two grandchildren were killed and another man named James Lewis was wounded.
After the tragedy, Adams’ father Alonzo talked to a local media outlet and said his son was never violent and blamed football and possible head trauma from concussions for causing his son to fly off the deep end and kill four innocents.
WCNC in South Carolina reported:
The father of a former NFL player Phillip Adams, who is the suspect in a shooting that left prominent Rock Hill Dr. Robert Lesslie and four other people dead, said his son took his own life after shooting six people in York County, South Carolina, Wednesday.
Alonzo Adams, the father of Phillip Adams, a former NFL player and college football star at South Carolina State, said his son shot six people, killing five, before taking his own life.
“I can say he’s a good kid,” Alonzo Adams said. “I think the football messed him up.”
CTE is real and doctors continue to study how repeated blows to the head impact the brain and cause former players to fall into depression or other dark mental states that have led to suicides and other forms of violence.
Adams played six years in the NFL for the Jets, Patriots, Raiders, Seahawks, Falcons, and 49ers before ending his career in 2015.
There were no reports from his playing career that Adams suffered any concussions.
Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.