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    innovativefx got a reaction from Knight of God in Might as Well Try a Mock Draft   
    I see everyone trying - figured I'd give it a shot.  This is with a trade down in the 2nd with PHI.
     
    2 players that I think are difference makers are Pitts and Najee.  The rest is all about depth and I like Javian Hawkins as a development RB
     
     

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    innovativefx got a reaction from *Old Pappy Falcon* in Special Prayer Request   
    100% right... I'll keep him in my prayers
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    innovativefx reacted to Goober Pyle in Prayers Requested   
    Hey guys!
    I debated with myself to even start this thread. Y'all know me as Goober here on the boards and a few know me in real life. I'm not one to usually share much of what's going on in my personal life...even with those I know off the boards. And the Lord knows the everyone has SOMETHING going on that affects them or their loved ones each day. With that said, even though I don't know many of you on here, I still feel like this is an online home away from home....almost like the bar in "Cheers". I come here many times during each day, checking for new threads and replies in current ones that I follow. To sum up....I feel welcome here. 
    My family got some bad news a few weeks ago that I didn't share with anyone. My wife has breast cancer. She found a lump in her left breast on a Sunday night and scheduled an appointment with her OB/GYN the very next day. After ultrasounds, 3D mammograms, and a biopsy, we got the news we dreaded. It wasn't completely unexpected as her mother is a breast cancer survivor, but it was still a bit of a shock. My wife is only 46 and we've been together for for 29 years...married for 24. She is without a doubt my very best friend and my soul mate. 
    Now, with that said, it's not all bleak. We caught this very early and we're told that it's the most treatable kind of breast cancer. She goes this Friday to have the port installed and chemo treatments start next week. She will have a total of 6 treatments that take place every 3 weeks. Once the chemo ends, she will have surgery. 
    Through all this, she has been an absolute rock. She refuses to get down and has said repeatedly that a positive attitude is a must. She will beat this.
    I'm coming to you guys asking for prayers for her and our family. If you don't pray, please send out some good thoughts and vibes our way.  
    I'll still be here. Goob's not going anywhere. 
     
    Much love to you all and thanks for being here.....
     
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    innovativefx got a reaction from Falcster in Tavecchio - Is it him or the hold?   
    I've watched all of his kicks and he definitely is a good kicker but is just missing lately for some reason. I wonder if it is the hold, and someone else pointed out that the hold was leaning forward and even to the side on one the misses.  The reason may be due to the DIRECTION.  He kicks "left-footed" which is not the norm for any holder. Bosher has done a good job as a holder for several years - always for "right-footed" kickers. It is completely backwards what he has to do now - like trying to throw a football with your non-dominate arm.
    I hope that the Falcons could maybe experiment with Shaub holding during this 4th game also.  A football that is leaning 2 inches off could make the mark off by 2 feet or more for a 40 yard field goal. I would go one step further and put Etling as the holder if he is going to be around on the final 53... look what the Saints do with their jack of all trades Tayson Hill.
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    innovativefx got a reaction from Dirtier Bird in Tavecchio - Is it him or the hold?   
    I've watched all of his kicks and he definitely is a good kicker but is just missing lately for some reason. I wonder if it is the hold, and someone else pointed out that the hold was leaning forward and even to the side on one the misses.  The reason may be due to the DIRECTION.  He kicks "left-footed" which is not the norm for any holder. Bosher has done a good job as a holder for several years - always for "right-footed" kickers. It is completely backwards what he has to do now - like trying to throw a football with your non-dominate arm.
    I hope that the Falcons could maybe experiment with Shaub holding during this 4th game also.  A football that is leaning 2 inches off could make the mark off by 2 feet or more for a 40 yard field goal. I would go one step further and put Etling as the holder if he is going to be around on the final 53... look what the Saints do with their jack of all trades Tayson Hill.
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    innovativefx got a reaction from Panda in Falcons' Brown pays costs for infant's funeral   
    I was surprised this wasn't posted yet...
     
    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/26755477/falcons-brown-pays-costs-infant-funeral
     
    A Louisville family expressed gratitude toward Atlanta Falcons guard Jamon Brown for helping pay for the funeral expenses for 1-month-old De'Anthony Lee Trice.
    Police said De'Anthony died last week after his father hit him in a post-video game rage. Brown, a Louisville-area native who attended the University of Louisville, used funds from his foundation to assist the family, who buried the boy at Louisville's Green Meadows Cemetery on Monday. The father, Anthony Trice, was indicted with first-degree murder and criminal abuse charges on Wednesday.
    Alvena Smith, the child's great-grandmother, praised Brown.
    "I'm very thankful and grateful to Jamon,'' Smith told ESPN via email. "I met him and his brother through my nephew. Jamon is so thoughtful. He has not forgotten where he came from. I can't thank him for his generosity because he definitely didn't have to bless us the way he did. I didn't know he loved us that much.
    "To him I'm grateful. I thank his mom for doing a great job raising those boys because they turned out to be wonderful young men.''
    Brown received word of the tragedy when the executive director of his foundation, Danny Mosby, reached out from Louisville and alerted him to the story. According to the police report, Anthony Trice was in his bedroom with his child playing video games at 8 p.m. May 3 when he began to lose the game. Trice then became angry and threw the remote. He told police he struck his infant son in the head with his fist, causing severe physical injury. After hitting the child, Trice attempted to quiet him. As he carried the baby into the kitchen, he dropped the baby -- according to the police report -- picked the baby up, then continued to the kitchen to make a bottle.
    Trice brought the baby back into the bedroom and propped him up in a seated position, placed a blanket in front of the baby, and placed the bottle in the baby's mouth. He then left the baby and went to the bathroom. Upon his return, Trice noticed the baby was in distress and called 911 for help. The father and child were in the house alone as the mother, Ronisha Tunstill, told a Louisville television station she was out running errands.
    The baby was taken to Norton Children's Hospital for the injuries and listed in serious condition. While at the hospital, he succumbed to the injuries and was pronounced dead on May 5 shortly after 8 p.m.
    Trice, arrested May 4, is being held in the main jail of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.
    "I was getting off the field when my executive director sent me the story, and this was before we decided to step up and partner with Louisville Children's Hospital Foundation,'' Brown said. "When he sent me the story, I was like, 'Bro, this is sad.' I read it, and I broke down.
    "I have a daughter of my own, and I can only imagine making an irrational decision after losing a video game, not only what that would do to me but what that would do to my family. I was like '****' just to be honest. It's crazy some of the things that go on in this world.''
    Bishop Dennis V. Lyons, who officiated at Monday's funeral service at New Zion Baptist Church, praised Brown's act of kindness.
    "It was phenomenal,'' Lyons said. "Sometimes people will make donations, but he went beyond. He even bought a headstone. He actually did a miracle with this family, for them not to have the pressure to beg. They were able to have a very dignified funeral service.''
    Brown, 26, started his foundation during his second season in the NFL. The mission statement of the foundation is to "impact the lives of those struggling with poverty, violence, and youth homelessness, and to improve upon the education and healthy living issues that are typically prevalent in at-risk areas while influencing others to do the same.'' The foundation is currently in the process of partnering with local businesses to keep Louisville swimming pools open for the summer after government funding was cut short.
    Brown, who signed a three-year, $18.75 million contract in March as a free agent, felt it was his calling to assist with the infant's funeral cost. His brother, Jamal Brown, is a musician at the same True Believers In Christ Church the grieving family attends. Brown calls the pastor, Jason Reynolds, his best friend.
    "I was like, 'Let's step outside of what we do' because I wanted to let the public know that we can't necessarily help every problem, but there are more problems that we do outside of our mission,'' Brown said. "We were hoping that it would inspire different organizations that, in times like this, would step up and just lend a helping hand.''
    Brown offered words of encouragement to the family following the loss.
    "Tough times don't last; tough people do,'' Brown said. "Something like this, as much as it hurts, you have to celebrate that that child is now in a better place. That child, although he didn't get to live a long life, that child is with our Maker. And just to keep in their mind that the child is not physically with them, but the child is now looking down on them.
    "I'm sure the child would want them to be strong, still full of life and to keep living. Use their story to bring awareness to parenting. We, as parents, we need to make better decisions, and we need to be better parents for our kids and for the future.''
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    innovativefx got a reaction from Tandy in Falcons' Brown pays costs for infant's funeral   
    I was surprised this wasn't posted yet...
     
    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/26755477/falcons-brown-pays-costs-infant-funeral
     
    A Louisville family expressed gratitude toward Atlanta Falcons guard Jamon Brown for helping pay for the funeral expenses for 1-month-old De'Anthony Lee Trice.
    Police said De'Anthony died last week after his father hit him in a post-video game rage. Brown, a Louisville-area native who attended the University of Louisville, used funds from his foundation to assist the family, who buried the boy at Louisville's Green Meadows Cemetery on Monday. The father, Anthony Trice, was indicted with first-degree murder and criminal abuse charges on Wednesday.
    Alvena Smith, the child's great-grandmother, praised Brown.
    "I'm very thankful and grateful to Jamon,'' Smith told ESPN via email. "I met him and his brother through my nephew. Jamon is so thoughtful. He has not forgotten where he came from. I can't thank him for his generosity because he definitely didn't have to bless us the way he did. I didn't know he loved us that much.
    "To him I'm grateful. I thank his mom for doing a great job raising those boys because they turned out to be wonderful young men.''
    Brown received word of the tragedy when the executive director of his foundation, Danny Mosby, reached out from Louisville and alerted him to the story. According to the police report, Anthony Trice was in his bedroom with his child playing video games at 8 p.m. May 3 when he began to lose the game. Trice then became angry and threw the remote. He told police he struck his infant son in the head with his fist, causing severe physical injury. After hitting the child, Trice attempted to quiet him. As he carried the baby into the kitchen, he dropped the baby -- according to the police report -- picked the baby up, then continued to the kitchen to make a bottle.
    Trice brought the baby back into the bedroom and propped him up in a seated position, placed a blanket in front of the baby, and placed the bottle in the baby's mouth. He then left the baby and went to the bathroom. Upon his return, Trice noticed the baby was in distress and called 911 for help. The father and child were in the house alone as the mother, Ronisha Tunstill, told a Louisville television station she was out running errands.
    The baby was taken to Norton Children's Hospital for the injuries and listed in serious condition. While at the hospital, he succumbed to the injuries and was pronounced dead on May 5 shortly after 8 p.m.
    Trice, arrested May 4, is being held in the main jail of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.
    "I was getting off the field when my executive director sent me the story, and this was before we decided to step up and partner with Louisville Children's Hospital Foundation,'' Brown said. "When he sent me the story, I was like, 'Bro, this is sad.' I read it, and I broke down.
    "I have a daughter of my own, and I can only imagine making an irrational decision after losing a video game, not only what that would do to me but what that would do to my family. I was like '****' just to be honest. It's crazy some of the things that go on in this world.''
    Bishop Dennis V. Lyons, who officiated at Monday's funeral service at New Zion Baptist Church, praised Brown's act of kindness.
    "It was phenomenal,'' Lyons said. "Sometimes people will make donations, but he went beyond. He even bought a headstone. He actually did a miracle with this family, for them not to have the pressure to beg. They were able to have a very dignified funeral service.''
    Brown, 26, started his foundation during his second season in the NFL. The mission statement of the foundation is to "impact the lives of those struggling with poverty, violence, and youth homelessness, and to improve upon the education and healthy living issues that are typically prevalent in at-risk areas while influencing others to do the same.'' The foundation is currently in the process of partnering with local businesses to keep Louisville swimming pools open for the summer after government funding was cut short.
    Brown, who signed a three-year, $18.75 million contract in March as a free agent, felt it was his calling to assist with the infant's funeral cost. His brother, Jamal Brown, is a musician at the same True Believers In Christ Church the grieving family attends. Brown calls the pastor, Jason Reynolds, his best friend.
    "I was like, 'Let's step outside of what we do' because I wanted to let the public know that we can't necessarily help every problem, but there are more problems that we do outside of our mission,'' Brown said. "We were hoping that it would inspire different organizations that, in times like this, would step up and just lend a helping hand.''
    Brown offered words of encouragement to the family following the loss.
    "Tough times don't last; tough people do,'' Brown said. "Something like this, as much as it hurts, you have to celebrate that that child is now in a better place. That child, although he didn't get to live a long life, that child is with our Maker. And just to keep in their mind that the child is not physically with them, but the child is now looking down on them.
    "I'm sure the child would want them to be strong, still full of life and to keep living. Use their story to bring awareness to parenting. We, as parents, we need to make better decisions, and we need to be better parents for our kids and for the future.''
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    innovativefx got a reaction from kiwifalcon in Falcons' Brown pays costs for infant's funeral   
    I was surprised this wasn't posted yet...
     
    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/26755477/falcons-brown-pays-costs-infant-funeral
     
    A Louisville family expressed gratitude toward Atlanta Falcons guard Jamon Brown for helping pay for the funeral expenses for 1-month-old De'Anthony Lee Trice.
    Police said De'Anthony died last week after his father hit him in a post-video game rage. Brown, a Louisville-area native who attended the University of Louisville, used funds from his foundation to assist the family, who buried the boy at Louisville's Green Meadows Cemetery on Monday. The father, Anthony Trice, was indicted with first-degree murder and criminal abuse charges on Wednesday.
    Alvena Smith, the child's great-grandmother, praised Brown.
    "I'm very thankful and grateful to Jamon,'' Smith told ESPN via email. "I met him and his brother through my nephew. Jamon is so thoughtful. He has not forgotten where he came from. I can't thank him for his generosity because he definitely didn't have to bless us the way he did. I didn't know he loved us that much.
    "To him I'm grateful. I thank his mom for doing a great job raising those boys because they turned out to be wonderful young men.''
    Brown received word of the tragedy when the executive director of his foundation, Danny Mosby, reached out from Louisville and alerted him to the story. According to the police report, Anthony Trice was in his bedroom with his child playing video games at 8 p.m. May 3 when he began to lose the game. Trice then became angry and threw the remote. He told police he struck his infant son in the head with his fist, causing severe physical injury. After hitting the child, Trice attempted to quiet him. As he carried the baby into the kitchen, he dropped the baby -- according to the police report -- picked the baby up, then continued to the kitchen to make a bottle.
    Trice brought the baby back into the bedroom and propped him up in a seated position, placed a blanket in front of the baby, and placed the bottle in the baby's mouth. He then left the baby and went to the bathroom. Upon his return, Trice noticed the baby was in distress and called 911 for help. The father and child were in the house alone as the mother, Ronisha Tunstill, told a Louisville television station she was out running errands.
    The baby was taken to Norton Children's Hospital for the injuries and listed in serious condition. While at the hospital, he succumbed to the injuries and was pronounced dead on May 5 shortly after 8 p.m.
    Trice, arrested May 4, is being held in the main jail of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.
    "I was getting off the field when my executive director sent me the story, and this was before we decided to step up and partner with Louisville Children's Hospital Foundation,'' Brown said. "When he sent me the story, I was like, 'Bro, this is sad.' I read it, and I broke down.
    "I have a daughter of my own, and I can only imagine making an irrational decision after losing a video game, not only what that would do to me but what that would do to my family. I was like '****' just to be honest. It's crazy some of the things that go on in this world.''
    Bishop Dennis V. Lyons, who officiated at Monday's funeral service at New Zion Baptist Church, praised Brown's act of kindness.
    "It was phenomenal,'' Lyons said. "Sometimes people will make donations, but he went beyond. He even bought a headstone. He actually did a miracle with this family, for them not to have the pressure to beg. They were able to have a very dignified funeral service.''
    Brown, 26, started his foundation during his second season in the NFL. The mission statement of the foundation is to "impact the lives of those struggling with poverty, violence, and youth homelessness, and to improve upon the education and healthy living issues that are typically prevalent in at-risk areas while influencing others to do the same.'' The foundation is currently in the process of partnering with local businesses to keep Louisville swimming pools open for the summer after government funding was cut short.
    Brown, who signed a three-year, $18.75 million contract in March as a free agent, felt it was his calling to assist with the infant's funeral cost. His brother, Jamal Brown, is a musician at the same True Believers In Christ Church the grieving family attends. Brown calls the pastor, Jason Reynolds, his best friend.
    "I was like, 'Let's step outside of what we do' because I wanted to let the public know that we can't necessarily help every problem, but there are more problems that we do outside of our mission,'' Brown said. "We were hoping that it would inspire different organizations that, in times like this, would step up and just lend a helping hand.''
    Brown offered words of encouragement to the family following the loss.
    "Tough times don't last; tough people do,'' Brown said. "Something like this, as much as it hurts, you have to celebrate that that child is now in a better place. That child, although he didn't get to live a long life, that child is with our Maker. And just to keep in their mind that the child is not physically with them, but the child is now looking down on them.
    "I'm sure the child would want them to be strong, still full of life and to keep living. Use their story to bring awareness to parenting. We, as parents, we need to make better decisions, and we need to be better parents for our kids and for the future.''
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    innovativefx got a reaction from DriveHomeSafelyAtlantaWins in Falcons' Brown pays costs for infant's funeral   
    I was surprised this wasn't posted yet...
     
    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/26755477/falcons-brown-pays-costs-infant-funeral
     
    A Louisville family expressed gratitude toward Atlanta Falcons guard Jamon Brown for helping pay for the funeral expenses for 1-month-old De'Anthony Lee Trice.
    Police said De'Anthony died last week after his father hit him in a post-video game rage. Brown, a Louisville-area native who attended the University of Louisville, used funds from his foundation to assist the family, who buried the boy at Louisville's Green Meadows Cemetery on Monday. The father, Anthony Trice, was indicted with first-degree murder and criminal abuse charges on Wednesday.
    Alvena Smith, the child's great-grandmother, praised Brown.
    "I'm very thankful and grateful to Jamon,'' Smith told ESPN via email. "I met him and his brother through my nephew. Jamon is so thoughtful. He has not forgotten where he came from. I can't thank him for his generosity because he definitely didn't have to bless us the way he did. I didn't know he loved us that much.
    "To him I'm grateful. I thank his mom for doing a great job raising those boys because they turned out to be wonderful young men.''
    Brown received word of the tragedy when the executive director of his foundation, Danny Mosby, reached out from Louisville and alerted him to the story. According to the police report, Anthony Trice was in his bedroom with his child playing video games at 8 p.m. May 3 when he began to lose the game. Trice then became angry and threw the remote. He told police he struck his infant son in the head with his fist, causing severe physical injury. After hitting the child, Trice attempted to quiet him. As he carried the baby into the kitchen, he dropped the baby -- according to the police report -- picked the baby up, then continued to the kitchen to make a bottle.
    Trice brought the baby back into the bedroom and propped him up in a seated position, placed a blanket in front of the baby, and placed the bottle in the baby's mouth. He then left the baby and went to the bathroom. Upon his return, Trice noticed the baby was in distress and called 911 for help. The father and child were in the house alone as the mother, Ronisha Tunstill, told a Louisville television station she was out running errands.
    The baby was taken to Norton Children's Hospital for the injuries and listed in serious condition. While at the hospital, he succumbed to the injuries and was pronounced dead on May 5 shortly after 8 p.m.
    Trice, arrested May 4, is being held in the main jail of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.
    "I was getting off the field when my executive director sent me the story, and this was before we decided to step up and partner with Louisville Children's Hospital Foundation,'' Brown said. "When he sent me the story, I was like, 'Bro, this is sad.' I read it, and I broke down.
    "I have a daughter of my own, and I can only imagine making an irrational decision after losing a video game, not only what that would do to me but what that would do to my family. I was like '****' just to be honest. It's crazy some of the things that go on in this world.''
    Bishop Dennis V. Lyons, who officiated at Monday's funeral service at New Zion Baptist Church, praised Brown's act of kindness.
    "It was phenomenal,'' Lyons said. "Sometimes people will make donations, but he went beyond. He even bought a headstone. He actually did a miracle with this family, for them not to have the pressure to beg. They were able to have a very dignified funeral service.''
    Brown, 26, started his foundation during his second season in the NFL. The mission statement of the foundation is to "impact the lives of those struggling with poverty, violence, and youth homelessness, and to improve upon the education and healthy living issues that are typically prevalent in at-risk areas while influencing others to do the same.'' The foundation is currently in the process of partnering with local businesses to keep Louisville swimming pools open for the summer after government funding was cut short.
    Brown, who signed a three-year, $18.75 million contract in March as a free agent, felt it was his calling to assist with the infant's funeral cost. His brother, Jamal Brown, is a musician at the same True Believers In Christ Church the grieving family attends. Brown calls the pastor, Jason Reynolds, his best friend.
    "I was like, 'Let's step outside of what we do' because I wanted to let the public know that we can't necessarily help every problem, but there are more problems that we do outside of our mission,'' Brown said. "We were hoping that it would inspire different organizations that, in times like this, would step up and just lend a helping hand.''
    Brown offered words of encouragement to the family following the loss.
    "Tough times don't last; tough people do,'' Brown said. "Something like this, as much as it hurts, you have to celebrate that that child is now in a better place. That child, although he didn't get to live a long life, that child is with our Maker. And just to keep in their mind that the child is not physically with them, but the child is now looking down on them.
    "I'm sure the child would want them to be strong, still full of life and to keep living. Use their story to bring awareness to parenting. We, as parents, we need to make better decisions, and we need to be better parents for our kids and for the future.''
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    innovativefx got a reaction from MilleniumFalcon in Falcons' Brown pays costs for infant's funeral   
    I was surprised this wasn't posted yet...
     
    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/26755477/falcons-brown-pays-costs-infant-funeral
     
    A Louisville family expressed gratitude toward Atlanta Falcons guard Jamon Brown for helping pay for the funeral expenses for 1-month-old De'Anthony Lee Trice.
    Police said De'Anthony died last week after his father hit him in a post-video game rage. Brown, a Louisville-area native who attended the University of Louisville, used funds from his foundation to assist the family, who buried the boy at Louisville's Green Meadows Cemetery on Monday. The father, Anthony Trice, was indicted with first-degree murder and criminal abuse charges on Wednesday.
    Alvena Smith, the child's great-grandmother, praised Brown.
    "I'm very thankful and grateful to Jamon,'' Smith told ESPN via email. "I met him and his brother through my nephew. Jamon is so thoughtful. He has not forgotten where he came from. I can't thank him for his generosity because he definitely didn't have to bless us the way he did. I didn't know he loved us that much.
    "To him I'm grateful. I thank his mom for doing a great job raising those boys because they turned out to be wonderful young men.''
    Brown received word of the tragedy when the executive director of his foundation, Danny Mosby, reached out from Louisville and alerted him to the story. According to the police report, Anthony Trice was in his bedroom with his child playing video games at 8 p.m. May 3 when he began to lose the game. Trice then became angry and threw the remote. He told police he struck his infant son in the head with his fist, causing severe physical injury. After hitting the child, Trice attempted to quiet him. As he carried the baby into the kitchen, he dropped the baby -- according to the police report -- picked the baby up, then continued to the kitchen to make a bottle.
    Trice brought the baby back into the bedroom and propped him up in a seated position, placed a blanket in front of the baby, and placed the bottle in the baby's mouth. He then left the baby and went to the bathroom. Upon his return, Trice noticed the baby was in distress and called 911 for help. The father and child were in the house alone as the mother, Ronisha Tunstill, told a Louisville television station she was out running errands.
    The baby was taken to Norton Children's Hospital for the injuries and listed in serious condition. While at the hospital, he succumbed to the injuries and was pronounced dead on May 5 shortly after 8 p.m.
    Trice, arrested May 4, is being held in the main jail of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.
    "I was getting off the field when my executive director sent me the story, and this was before we decided to step up and partner with Louisville Children's Hospital Foundation,'' Brown said. "When he sent me the story, I was like, 'Bro, this is sad.' I read it, and I broke down.
    "I have a daughter of my own, and I can only imagine making an irrational decision after losing a video game, not only what that would do to me but what that would do to my family. I was like '****' just to be honest. It's crazy some of the things that go on in this world.''
    Bishop Dennis V. Lyons, who officiated at Monday's funeral service at New Zion Baptist Church, praised Brown's act of kindness.
    "It was phenomenal,'' Lyons said. "Sometimes people will make donations, but he went beyond. He even bought a headstone. He actually did a miracle with this family, for them not to have the pressure to beg. They were able to have a very dignified funeral service.''
    Brown, 26, started his foundation during his second season in the NFL. The mission statement of the foundation is to "impact the lives of those struggling with poverty, violence, and youth homelessness, and to improve upon the education and healthy living issues that are typically prevalent in at-risk areas while influencing others to do the same.'' The foundation is currently in the process of partnering with local businesses to keep Louisville swimming pools open for the summer after government funding was cut short.
    Brown, who signed a three-year, $18.75 million contract in March as a free agent, felt it was his calling to assist with the infant's funeral cost. His brother, Jamal Brown, is a musician at the same True Believers In Christ Church the grieving family attends. Brown calls the pastor, Jason Reynolds, his best friend.
    "I was like, 'Let's step outside of what we do' because I wanted to let the public know that we can't necessarily help every problem, but there are more problems that we do outside of our mission,'' Brown said. "We were hoping that it would inspire different organizations that, in times like this, would step up and just lend a helping hand.''
    Brown offered words of encouragement to the family following the loss.
    "Tough times don't last; tough people do,'' Brown said. "Something like this, as much as it hurts, you have to celebrate that that child is now in a better place. That child, although he didn't get to live a long life, that child is with our Maker. And just to keep in their mind that the child is not physically with them, but the child is now looking down on them.
    "I'm sure the child would want them to be strong, still full of life and to keep living. Use their story to bring awareness to parenting. We, as parents, we need to make better decisions, and we need to be better parents for our kids and for the future.''
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    innovativefx got a reaction from Faithful Falcon in Falcons' Brown pays costs for infant's funeral   
    I was surprised this wasn't posted yet...
     
    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/26755477/falcons-brown-pays-costs-infant-funeral
     
    A Louisville family expressed gratitude toward Atlanta Falcons guard Jamon Brown for helping pay for the funeral expenses for 1-month-old De'Anthony Lee Trice.
    Police said De'Anthony died last week after his father hit him in a post-video game rage. Brown, a Louisville-area native who attended the University of Louisville, used funds from his foundation to assist the family, who buried the boy at Louisville's Green Meadows Cemetery on Monday. The father, Anthony Trice, was indicted with first-degree murder and criminal abuse charges on Wednesday.
    Alvena Smith, the child's great-grandmother, praised Brown.
    "I'm very thankful and grateful to Jamon,'' Smith told ESPN via email. "I met him and his brother through my nephew. Jamon is so thoughtful. He has not forgotten where he came from. I can't thank him for his generosity because he definitely didn't have to bless us the way he did. I didn't know he loved us that much.
    "To him I'm grateful. I thank his mom for doing a great job raising those boys because they turned out to be wonderful young men.''
    Brown received word of the tragedy when the executive director of his foundation, Danny Mosby, reached out from Louisville and alerted him to the story. According to the police report, Anthony Trice was in his bedroom with his child playing video games at 8 p.m. May 3 when he began to lose the game. Trice then became angry and threw the remote. He told police he struck his infant son in the head with his fist, causing severe physical injury. After hitting the child, Trice attempted to quiet him. As he carried the baby into the kitchen, he dropped the baby -- according to the police report -- picked the baby up, then continued to the kitchen to make a bottle.
    Trice brought the baby back into the bedroom and propped him up in a seated position, placed a blanket in front of the baby, and placed the bottle in the baby's mouth. He then left the baby and went to the bathroom. Upon his return, Trice noticed the baby was in distress and called 911 for help. The father and child were in the house alone as the mother, Ronisha Tunstill, told a Louisville television station she was out running errands.
    The baby was taken to Norton Children's Hospital for the injuries and listed in serious condition. While at the hospital, he succumbed to the injuries and was pronounced dead on May 5 shortly after 8 p.m.
    Trice, arrested May 4, is being held in the main jail of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.
    "I was getting off the field when my executive director sent me the story, and this was before we decided to step up and partner with Louisville Children's Hospital Foundation,'' Brown said. "When he sent me the story, I was like, 'Bro, this is sad.' I read it, and I broke down.
    "I have a daughter of my own, and I can only imagine making an irrational decision after losing a video game, not only what that would do to me but what that would do to my family. I was like '****' just to be honest. It's crazy some of the things that go on in this world.''
    Bishop Dennis V. Lyons, who officiated at Monday's funeral service at New Zion Baptist Church, praised Brown's act of kindness.
    "It was phenomenal,'' Lyons said. "Sometimes people will make donations, but he went beyond. He even bought a headstone. He actually did a miracle with this family, for them not to have the pressure to beg. They were able to have a very dignified funeral service.''
    Brown, 26, started his foundation during his second season in the NFL. The mission statement of the foundation is to "impact the lives of those struggling with poverty, violence, and youth homelessness, and to improve upon the education and healthy living issues that are typically prevalent in at-risk areas while influencing others to do the same.'' The foundation is currently in the process of partnering with local businesses to keep Louisville swimming pools open for the summer after government funding was cut short.
    Brown, who signed a three-year, $18.75 million contract in March as a free agent, felt it was his calling to assist with the infant's funeral cost. His brother, Jamal Brown, is a musician at the same True Believers In Christ Church the grieving family attends. Brown calls the pastor, Jason Reynolds, his best friend.
    "I was like, 'Let's step outside of what we do' because I wanted to let the public know that we can't necessarily help every problem, but there are more problems that we do outside of our mission,'' Brown said. "We were hoping that it would inspire different organizations that, in times like this, would step up and just lend a helping hand.''
    Brown offered words of encouragement to the family following the loss.
    "Tough times don't last; tough people do,'' Brown said. "Something like this, as much as it hurts, you have to celebrate that that child is now in a better place. That child, although he didn't get to live a long life, that child is with our Maker. And just to keep in their mind that the child is not physically with them, but the child is now looking down on them.
    "I'm sure the child would want them to be strong, still full of life and to keep living. Use their story to bring awareness to parenting. We, as parents, we need to make better decisions, and we need to be better parents for our kids and for the future.''
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    A Louisville family expressed gratitude toward Atlanta Falcons guard Jamon Brown for helping pay for the funeral expenses for 1-month-old De'Anthony Lee Trice.
    Police said De'Anthony died last week after his father hit him in a post-video game rage. Brown, a Louisville-area native who attended the University of Louisville, used funds from his foundation to assist the family, who buried the boy at Louisville's Green Meadows Cemetery on Monday. The father, Anthony Trice, was indicted with first-degree murder and criminal abuse charges on Wednesday.
    Alvena Smith, the child's great-grandmother, praised Brown.
    "I'm very thankful and grateful to Jamon,'' Smith told ESPN via email. "I met him and his brother through my nephew. Jamon is so thoughtful. He has not forgotten where he came from. I can't thank him for his generosity because he definitely didn't have to bless us the way he did. I didn't know he loved us that much.
    "To him I'm grateful. I thank his mom for doing a great job raising those boys because they turned out to be wonderful young men.''
    Brown received word of the tragedy when the executive director of his foundation, Danny Mosby, reached out from Louisville and alerted him to the story. According to the police report, Anthony Trice was in his bedroom with his child playing video games at 8 p.m. May 3 when he began to lose the game. Trice then became angry and threw the remote. He told police he struck his infant son in the head with his fist, causing severe physical injury. After hitting the child, Trice attempted to quiet him. As he carried the baby into the kitchen, he dropped the baby -- according to the police report -- picked the baby up, then continued to the kitchen to make a bottle.
    Trice brought the baby back into the bedroom and propped him up in a seated position, placed a blanket in front of the baby, and placed the bottle in the baby's mouth. He then left the baby and went to the bathroom. Upon his return, Trice noticed the baby was in distress and called 911 for help. The father and child were in the house alone as the mother, Ronisha Tunstill, told a Louisville television station she was out running errands.
    The baby was taken to Norton Children's Hospital for the injuries and listed in serious condition. While at the hospital, he succumbed to the injuries and was pronounced dead on May 5 shortly after 8 p.m.
    Trice, arrested May 4, is being held in the main jail of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.
    "I was getting off the field when my executive director sent me the story, and this was before we decided to step up and partner with Louisville Children's Hospital Foundation,'' Brown said. "When he sent me the story, I was like, 'Bro, this is sad.' I read it, and I broke down.
    "I have a daughter of my own, and I can only imagine making an irrational decision after losing a video game, not only what that would do to me but what that would do to my family. I was like '****' just to be honest. It's crazy some of the things that go on in this world.''
    Bishop Dennis V. Lyons, who officiated at Monday's funeral service at New Zion Baptist Church, praised Brown's act of kindness.
    "It was phenomenal,'' Lyons said. "Sometimes people will make donations, but he went beyond. He even bought a headstone. He actually did a miracle with this family, for them not to have the pressure to beg. They were able to have a very dignified funeral service.''
    Brown, 26, started his foundation during his second season in the NFL. The mission statement of the foundation is to "impact the lives of those struggling with poverty, violence, and youth homelessness, and to improve upon the education and healthy living issues that are typically prevalent in at-risk areas while influencing others to do the same.'' The foundation is currently in the process of partnering with local businesses to keep Louisville swimming pools open for the summer after government funding was cut short.
    Brown, who signed a three-year, $18.75 million contract in March as a free agent, felt it was his calling to assist with the infant's funeral cost. His brother, Jamal Brown, is a musician at the same True Believers In Christ Church the grieving family attends. Brown calls the pastor, Jason Reynolds, his best friend.
    "I was like, 'Let's step outside of what we do' because I wanted to let the public know that we can't necessarily help every problem, but there are more problems that we do outside of our mission,'' Brown said. "We were hoping that it would inspire different organizations that, in times like this, would step up and just lend a helping hand.''
    Brown offered words of encouragement to the family following the loss.
    "Tough times don't last; tough people do,'' Brown said. "Something like this, as much as it hurts, you have to celebrate that that child is now in a better place. That child, although he didn't get to live a long life, that child is with our Maker. And just to keep in their mind that the child is not physically with them, but the child is now looking down on them.
    "I'm sure the child would want them to be strong, still full of life and to keep living. Use their story to bring awareness to parenting. We, as parents, we need to make better decisions, and we need to be better parents for our kids and for the future.''
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    A Louisville family expressed gratitude toward Atlanta Falcons guard Jamon Brown for helping pay for the funeral expenses for 1-month-old De'Anthony Lee Trice.
    Police said De'Anthony died last week after his father hit him in a post-video game rage. Brown, a Louisville-area native who attended the University of Louisville, used funds from his foundation to assist the family, who buried the boy at Louisville's Green Meadows Cemetery on Monday. The father, Anthony Trice, was indicted with first-degree murder and criminal abuse charges on Wednesday.
    Alvena Smith, the child's great-grandmother, praised Brown.
    "I'm very thankful and grateful to Jamon,'' Smith told ESPN via email. "I met him and his brother through my nephew. Jamon is so thoughtful. He has not forgotten where he came from. I can't thank him for his generosity because he definitely didn't have to bless us the way he did. I didn't know he loved us that much.
    "To him I'm grateful. I thank his mom for doing a great job raising those boys because they turned out to be wonderful young men.''
    Brown received word of the tragedy when the executive director of his foundation, Danny Mosby, reached out from Louisville and alerted him to the story. According to the police report, Anthony Trice was in his bedroom with his child playing video games at 8 p.m. May 3 when he began to lose the game. Trice then became angry and threw the remote. He told police he struck his infant son in the head with his fist, causing severe physical injury. After hitting the child, Trice attempted to quiet him. As he carried the baby into the kitchen, he dropped the baby -- according to the police report -- picked the baby up, then continued to the kitchen to make a bottle.
    Trice brought the baby back into the bedroom and propped him up in a seated position, placed a blanket in front of the baby, and placed the bottle in the baby's mouth. He then left the baby and went to the bathroom. Upon his return, Trice noticed the baby was in distress and called 911 for help. The father and child were in the house alone as the mother, Ronisha Tunstill, told a Louisville television station she was out running errands.
    The baby was taken to Norton Children's Hospital for the injuries and listed in serious condition. While at the hospital, he succumbed to the injuries and was pronounced dead on May 5 shortly after 8 p.m.
    Trice, arrested May 4, is being held in the main jail of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.
    "I was getting off the field when my executive director sent me the story, and this was before we decided to step up and partner with Louisville Children's Hospital Foundation,'' Brown said. "When he sent me the story, I was like, 'Bro, this is sad.' I read it, and I broke down.
    "I have a daughter of my own, and I can only imagine making an irrational decision after losing a video game, not only what that would do to me but what that would do to my family. I was like '****' just to be honest. It's crazy some of the things that go on in this world.''
    Bishop Dennis V. Lyons, who officiated at Monday's funeral service at New Zion Baptist Church, praised Brown's act of kindness.
    "It was phenomenal,'' Lyons said. "Sometimes people will make donations, but he went beyond. He even bought a headstone. He actually did a miracle with this family, for them not to have the pressure to beg. They were able to have a very dignified funeral service.''
    Brown, 26, started his foundation during his second season in the NFL. The mission statement of the foundation is to "impact the lives of those struggling with poverty, violence, and youth homelessness, and to improve upon the education and healthy living issues that are typically prevalent in at-risk areas while influencing others to do the same.'' The foundation is currently in the process of partnering with local businesses to keep Louisville swimming pools open for the summer after government funding was cut short.
    Brown, who signed a three-year, $18.75 million contract in March as a free agent, felt it was his calling to assist with the infant's funeral cost. His brother, Jamal Brown, is a musician at the same True Believers In Christ Church the grieving family attends. Brown calls the pastor, Jason Reynolds, his best friend.
    "I was like, 'Let's step outside of what we do' because I wanted to let the public know that we can't necessarily help every problem, but there are more problems that we do outside of our mission,'' Brown said. "We were hoping that it would inspire different organizations that, in times like this, would step up and just lend a helping hand.''
    Brown offered words of encouragement to the family following the loss.
    "Tough times don't last; tough people do,'' Brown said. "Something like this, as much as it hurts, you have to celebrate that that child is now in a better place. That child, although he didn't get to live a long life, that child is with our Maker. And just to keep in their mind that the child is not physically with them, but the child is now looking down on them.
    "I'm sure the child would want them to be strong, still full of life and to keep living. Use their story to bring awareness to parenting. We, as parents, we need to make better decisions, and we need to be better parents for our kids and for the future.''
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    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/26755477/falcons-brown-pays-costs-infant-funeral
     
    A Louisville family expressed gratitude toward Atlanta Falcons guard Jamon Brown for helping pay for the funeral expenses for 1-month-old De'Anthony Lee Trice.
    Police said De'Anthony died last week after his father hit him in a post-video game rage. Brown, a Louisville-area native who attended the University of Louisville, used funds from his foundation to assist the family, who buried the boy at Louisville's Green Meadows Cemetery on Monday. The father, Anthony Trice, was indicted with first-degree murder and criminal abuse charges on Wednesday.
    Alvena Smith, the child's great-grandmother, praised Brown.
    "I'm very thankful and grateful to Jamon,'' Smith told ESPN via email. "I met him and his brother through my nephew. Jamon is so thoughtful. He has not forgotten where he came from. I can't thank him for his generosity because he definitely didn't have to bless us the way he did. I didn't know he loved us that much.
    "To him I'm grateful. I thank his mom for doing a great job raising those boys because they turned out to be wonderful young men.''
    Brown received word of the tragedy when the executive director of his foundation, Danny Mosby, reached out from Louisville and alerted him to the story. According to the police report, Anthony Trice was in his bedroom with his child playing video games at 8 p.m. May 3 when he began to lose the game. Trice then became angry and threw the remote. He told police he struck his infant son in the head with his fist, causing severe physical injury. After hitting the child, Trice attempted to quiet him. As he carried the baby into the kitchen, he dropped the baby -- according to the police report -- picked the baby up, then continued to the kitchen to make a bottle.
    Trice brought the baby back into the bedroom and propped him up in a seated position, placed a blanket in front of the baby, and placed the bottle in the baby's mouth. He then left the baby and went to the bathroom. Upon his return, Trice noticed the baby was in distress and called 911 for help. The father and child were in the house alone as the mother, Ronisha Tunstill, told a Louisville television station she was out running errands.
    The baby was taken to Norton Children's Hospital for the injuries and listed in serious condition. While at the hospital, he succumbed to the injuries and was pronounced dead on May 5 shortly after 8 p.m.
    Trice, arrested May 4, is being held in the main jail of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.
    "I was getting off the field when my executive director sent me the story, and this was before we decided to step up and partner with Louisville Children's Hospital Foundation,'' Brown said. "When he sent me the story, I was like, 'Bro, this is sad.' I read it, and I broke down.
    "I have a daughter of my own, and I can only imagine making an irrational decision after losing a video game, not only what that would do to me but what that would do to my family. I was like '****' just to be honest. It's crazy some of the things that go on in this world.''
    Bishop Dennis V. Lyons, who officiated at Monday's funeral service at New Zion Baptist Church, praised Brown's act of kindness.
    "It was phenomenal,'' Lyons said. "Sometimes people will make donations, but he went beyond. He even bought a headstone. He actually did a miracle with this family, for them not to have the pressure to beg. They were able to have a very dignified funeral service.''
    Brown, 26, started his foundation during his second season in the NFL. The mission statement of the foundation is to "impact the lives of those struggling with poverty, violence, and youth homelessness, and to improve upon the education and healthy living issues that are typically prevalent in at-risk areas while influencing others to do the same.'' The foundation is currently in the process of partnering with local businesses to keep Louisville swimming pools open for the summer after government funding was cut short.
    Brown, who signed a three-year, $18.75 million contract in March as a free agent, felt it was his calling to assist with the infant's funeral cost. His brother, Jamal Brown, is a musician at the same True Believers In Christ Church the grieving family attends. Brown calls the pastor, Jason Reynolds, his best friend.
    "I was like, 'Let's step outside of what we do' because I wanted to let the public know that we can't necessarily help every problem, but there are more problems that we do outside of our mission,'' Brown said. "We were hoping that it would inspire different organizations that, in times like this, would step up and just lend a helping hand.''
    Brown offered words of encouragement to the family following the loss.
    "Tough times don't last; tough people do,'' Brown said. "Something like this, as much as it hurts, you have to celebrate that that child is now in a better place. That child, although he didn't get to live a long life, that child is with our Maker. And just to keep in their mind that the child is not physically with them, but the child is now looking down on them.
    "I'm sure the child would want them to be strong, still full of life and to keep living. Use their story to bring awareness to parenting. We, as parents, we need to make better decisions, and we need to be better parents for our kids and for the future.''
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    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/26755477/falcons-brown-pays-costs-infant-funeral
     
    A Louisville family expressed gratitude toward Atlanta Falcons guard Jamon Brown for helping pay for the funeral expenses for 1-month-old De'Anthony Lee Trice.
    Police said De'Anthony died last week after his father hit him in a post-video game rage. Brown, a Louisville-area native who attended the University of Louisville, used funds from his foundation to assist the family, who buried the boy at Louisville's Green Meadows Cemetery on Monday. The father, Anthony Trice, was indicted with first-degree murder and criminal abuse charges on Wednesday.
    Alvena Smith, the child's great-grandmother, praised Brown.
    "I'm very thankful and grateful to Jamon,'' Smith told ESPN via email. "I met him and his brother through my nephew. Jamon is so thoughtful. He has not forgotten where he came from. I can't thank him for his generosity because he definitely didn't have to bless us the way he did. I didn't know he loved us that much.
    "To him I'm grateful. I thank his mom for doing a great job raising those boys because they turned out to be wonderful young men.''
    Brown received word of the tragedy when the executive director of his foundation, Danny Mosby, reached out from Louisville and alerted him to the story. According to the police report, Anthony Trice was in his bedroom with his child playing video games at 8 p.m. May 3 when he began to lose the game. Trice then became angry and threw the remote. He told police he struck his infant son in the head with his fist, causing severe physical injury. After hitting the child, Trice attempted to quiet him. As he carried the baby into the kitchen, he dropped the baby -- according to the police report -- picked the baby up, then continued to the kitchen to make a bottle.
    Trice brought the baby back into the bedroom and propped him up in a seated position, placed a blanket in front of the baby, and placed the bottle in the baby's mouth. He then left the baby and went to the bathroom. Upon his return, Trice noticed the baby was in distress and called 911 for help. The father and child were in the house alone as the mother, Ronisha Tunstill, told a Louisville television station she was out running errands.
    The baby was taken to Norton Children's Hospital for the injuries and listed in serious condition. While at the hospital, he succumbed to the injuries and was pronounced dead on May 5 shortly after 8 p.m.
    Trice, arrested May 4, is being held in the main jail of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.
    "I was getting off the field when my executive director sent me the story, and this was before we decided to step up and partner with Louisville Children's Hospital Foundation,'' Brown said. "When he sent me the story, I was like, 'Bro, this is sad.' I read it, and I broke down.
    "I have a daughter of my own, and I can only imagine making an irrational decision after losing a video game, not only what that would do to me but what that would do to my family. I was like '****' just to be honest. It's crazy some of the things that go on in this world.''
    Bishop Dennis V. Lyons, who officiated at Monday's funeral service at New Zion Baptist Church, praised Brown's act of kindness.
    "It was phenomenal,'' Lyons said. "Sometimes people will make donations, but he went beyond. He even bought a headstone. He actually did a miracle with this family, for them not to have the pressure to beg. They were able to have a very dignified funeral service.''
    Brown, 26, started his foundation during his second season in the NFL. The mission statement of the foundation is to "impact the lives of those struggling with poverty, violence, and youth homelessness, and to improve upon the education and healthy living issues that are typically prevalent in at-risk areas while influencing others to do the same.'' The foundation is currently in the process of partnering with local businesses to keep Louisville swimming pools open for the summer after government funding was cut short.
    Brown, who signed a three-year, $18.75 million contract in March as a free agent, felt it was his calling to assist with the infant's funeral cost. His brother, Jamal Brown, is a musician at the same True Believers In Christ Church the grieving family attends. Brown calls the pastor, Jason Reynolds, his best friend.
    "I was like, 'Let's step outside of what we do' because I wanted to let the public know that we can't necessarily help every problem, but there are more problems that we do outside of our mission,'' Brown said. "We were hoping that it would inspire different organizations that, in times like this, would step up and just lend a helping hand.''
    Brown offered words of encouragement to the family following the loss.
    "Tough times don't last; tough people do,'' Brown said. "Something like this, as much as it hurts, you have to celebrate that that child is now in a better place. That child, although he didn't get to live a long life, that child is with our Maker. And just to keep in their mind that the child is not physically with them, but the child is now looking down on them.
    "I'm sure the child would want them to be strong, still full of life and to keep living. Use their story to bring awareness to parenting. We, as parents, we need to make better decisions, and we need to be better parents for our kids and for the future.''
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    A Louisville family expressed gratitude toward Atlanta Falcons guard Jamon Brown for helping pay for the funeral expenses for 1-month-old De'Anthony Lee Trice.
    Police said De'Anthony died last week after his father hit him in a post-video game rage. Brown, a Louisville-area native who attended the University of Louisville, used funds from his foundation to assist the family, who buried the boy at Louisville's Green Meadows Cemetery on Monday. The father, Anthony Trice, was indicted with first-degree murder and criminal abuse charges on Wednesday.
    Alvena Smith, the child's great-grandmother, praised Brown.
    "I'm very thankful and grateful to Jamon,'' Smith told ESPN via email. "I met him and his brother through my nephew. Jamon is so thoughtful. He has not forgotten where he came from. I can't thank him for his generosity because he definitely didn't have to bless us the way he did. I didn't know he loved us that much.
    "To him I'm grateful. I thank his mom for doing a great job raising those boys because they turned out to be wonderful young men.''
    Brown received word of the tragedy when the executive director of his foundation, Danny Mosby, reached out from Louisville and alerted him to the story. According to the police report, Anthony Trice was in his bedroom with his child playing video games at 8 p.m. May 3 when he began to lose the game. Trice then became angry and threw the remote. He told police he struck his infant son in the head with his fist, causing severe physical injury. After hitting the child, Trice attempted to quiet him. As he carried the baby into the kitchen, he dropped the baby -- according to the police report -- picked the baby up, then continued to the kitchen to make a bottle.
    Trice brought the baby back into the bedroom and propped him up in a seated position, placed a blanket in front of the baby, and placed the bottle in the baby's mouth. He then left the baby and went to the bathroom. Upon his return, Trice noticed the baby was in distress and called 911 for help. The father and child were in the house alone as the mother, Ronisha Tunstill, told a Louisville television station she was out running errands.
    The baby was taken to Norton Children's Hospital for the injuries and listed in serious condition. While at the hospital, he succumbed to the injuries and was pronounced dead on May 5 shortly after 8 p.m.
    Trice, arrested May 4, is being held in the main jail of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.
    "I was getting off the field when my executive director sent me the story, and this was before we decided to step up and partner with Louisville Children's Hospital Foundation,'' Brown said. "When he sent me the story, I was like, 'Bro, this is sad.' I read it, and I broke down.
    "I have a daughter of my own, and I can only imagine making an irrational decision after losing a video game, not only what that would do to me but what that would do to my family. I was like '****' just to be honest. It's crazy some of the things that go on in this world.''
    Bishop Dennis V. Lyons, who officiated at Monday's funeral service at New Zion Baptist Church, praised Brown's act of kindness.
    "It was phenomenal,'' Lyons said. "Sometimes people will make donations, but he went beyond. He even bought a headstone. He actually did a miracle with this family, for them not to have the pressure to beg. They were able to have a very dignified funeral service.''
    Brown, 26, started his foundation during his second season in the NFL. The mission statement of the foundation is to "impact the lives of those struggling with poverty, violence, and youth homelessness, and to improve upon the education and healthy living issues that are typically prevalent in at-risk areas while influencing others to do the same.'' The foundation is currently in the process of partnering with local businesses to keep Louisville swimming pools open for the summer after government funding was cut short.
    Brown, who signed a three-year, $18.75 million contract in March as a free agent, felt it was his calling to assist with the infant's funeral cost. His brother, Jamal Brown, is a musician at the same True Believers In Christ Church the grieving family attends. Brown calls the pastor, Jason Reynolds, his best friend.
    "I was like, 'Let's step outside of what we do' because I wanted to let the public know that we can't necessarily help every problem, but there are more problems that we do outside of our mission,'' Brown said. "We were hoping that it would inspire different organizations that, in times like this, would step up and just lend a helping hand.''
    Brown offered words of encouragement to the family following the loss.
    "Tough times don't last; tough people do,'' Brown said. "Something like this, as much as it hurts, you have to celebrate that that child is now in a better place. That child, although he didn't get to live a long life, that child is with our Maker. And just to keep in their mind that the child is not physically with them, but the child is now looking down on them.
    "I'm sure the child would want them to be strong, still full of life and to keep living. Use their story to bring awareness to parenting. We, as parents, we need to make better decisions, and we need to be better parents for our kids and for the future.''
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    A Louisville family expressed gratitude toward Atlanta Falcons guard Jamon Brown for helping pay for the funeral expenses for 1-month-old De'Anthony Lee Trice.
    Police said De'Anthony died last week after his father hit him in a post-video game rage. Brown, a Louisville-area native who attended the University of Louisville, used funds from his foundation to assist the family, who buried the boy at Louisville's Green Meadows Cemetery on Monday. The father, Anthony Trice, was indicted with first-degree murder and criminal abuse charges on Wednesday.
    Alvena Smith, the child's great-grandmother, praised Brown.
    "I'm very thankful and grateful to Jamon,'' Smith told ESPN via email. "I met him and his brother through my nephew. Jamon is so thoughtful. He has not forgotten where he came from. I can't thank him for his generosity because he definitely didn't have to bless us the way he did. I didn't know he loved us that much.
    "To him I'm grateful. I thank his mom for doing a great job raising those boys because they turned out to be wonderful young men.''
    Brown received word of the tragedy when the executive director of his foundation, Danny Mosby, reached out from Louisville and alerted him to the story. According to the police report, Anthony Trice was in his bedroom with his child playing video games at 8 p.m. May 3 when he began to lose the game. Trice then became angry and threw the remote. He told police he struck his infant son in the head with his fist, causing severe physical injury. After hitting the child, Trice attempted to quiet him. As he carried the baby into the kitchen, he dropped the baby -- according to the police report -- picked the baby up, then continued to the kitchen to make a bottle.
    Trice brought the baby back into the bedroom and propped him up in a seated position, placed a blanket in front of the baby, and placed the bottle in the baby's mouth. He then left the baby and went to the bathroom. Upon his return, Trice noticed the baby was in distress and called 911 for help. The father and child were in the house alone as the mother, Ronisha Tunstill, told a Louisville television station she was out running errands.
    The baby was taken to Norton Children's Hospital for the injuries and listed in serious condition. While at the hospital, he succumbed to the injuries and was pronounced dead on May 5 shortly after 8 p.m.
    Trice, arrested May 4, is being held in the main jail of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.
    "I was getting off the field when my executive director sent me the story, and this was before we decided to step up and partner with Louisville Children's Hospital Foundation,'' Brown said. "When he sent me the story, I was like, 'Bro, this is sad.' I read it, and I broke down.
    "I have a daughter of my own, and I can only imagine making an irrational decision after losing a video game, not only what that would do to me but what that would do to my family. I was like '****' just to be honest. It's crazy some of the things that go on in this world.''
    Bishop Dennis V. Lyons, who officiated at Monday's funeral service at New Zion Baptist Church, praised Brown's act of kindness.
    "It was phenomenal,'' Lyons said. "Sometimes people will make donations, but he went beyond. He even bought a headstone. He actually did a miracle with this family, for them not to have the pressure to beg. They were able to have a very dignified funeral service.''
    Brown, 26, started his foundation during his second season in the NFL. The mission statement of the foundation is to "impact the lives of those struggling with poverty, violence, and youth homelessness, and to improve upon the education and healthy living issues that are typically prevalent in at-risk areas while influencing others to do the same.'' The foundation is currently in the process of partnering with local businesses to keep Louisville swimming pools open for the summer after government funding was cut short.
    Brown, who signed a three-year, $18.75 million contract in March as a free agent, felt it was his calling to assist with the infant's funeral cost. His brother, Jamal Brown, is a musician at the same True Believers In Christ Church the grieving family attends. Brown calls the pastor, Jason Reynolds, his best friend.
    "I was like, 'Let's step outside of what we do' because I wanted to let the public know that we can't necessarily help every problem, but there are more problems that we do outside of our mission,'' Brown said. "We were hoping that it would inspire different organizations that, in times like this, would step up and just lend a helping hand.''
    Brown offered words of encouragement to the family following the loss.
    "Tough times don't last; tough people do,'' Brown said. "Something like this, as much as it hurts, you have to celebrate that that child is now in a better place. That child, although he didn't get to live a long life, that child is with our Maker. And just to keep in their mind that the child is not physically with them, but the child is now looking down on them.
    "I'm sure the child would want them to be strong, still full of life and to keep living. Use their story to bring awareness to parenting. We, as parents, we need to make better decisions, and we need to be better parents for our kids and for the future.''
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    A Louisville family expressed gratitude toward Atlanta Falcons guard Jamon Brown for helping pay for the funeral expenses for 1-month-old De'Anthony Lee Trice.
    Police said De'Anthony died last week after his father hit him in a post-video game rage. Brown, a Louisville-area native who attended the University of Louisville, used funds from his foundation to assist the family, who buried the boy at Louisville's Green Meadows Cemetery on Monday. The father, Anthony Trice, was indicted with first-degree murder and criminal abuse charges on Wednesday.
    Alvena Smith, the child's great-grandmother, praised Brown.
    "I'm very thankful and grateful to Jamon,'' Smith told ESPN via email. "I met him and his brother through my nephew. Jamon is so thoughtful. He has not forgotten where he came from. I can't thank him for his generosity because he definitely didn't have to bless us the way he did. I didn't know he loved us that much.
    "To him I'm grateful. I thank his mom for doing a great job raising those boys because they turned out to be wonderful young men.''
    Brown received word of the tragedy when the executive director of his foundation, Danny Mosby, reached out from Louisville and alerted him to the story. According to the police report, Anthony Trice was in his bedroom with his child playing video games at 8 p.m. May 3 when he began to lose the game. Trice then became angry and threw the remote. He told police he struck his infant son in the head with his fist, causing severe physical injury. After hitting the child, Trice attempted to quiet him. As he carried the baby into the kitchen, he dropped the baby -- according to the police report -- picked the baby up, then continued to the kitchen to make a bottle.
    Trice brought the baby back into the bedroom and propped him up in a seated position, placed a blanket in front of the baby, and placed the bottle in the baby's mouth. He then left the baby and went to the bathroom. Upon his return, Trice noticed the baby was in distress and called 911 for help. The father and child were in the house alone as the mother, Ronisha Tunstill, told a Louisville television station she was out running errands.
    The baby was taken to Norton Children's Hospital for the injuries and listed in serious condition. While at the hospital, he succumbed to the injuries and was pronounced dead on May 5 shortly after 8 p.m.
    Trice, arrested May 4, is being held in the main jail of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.
    "I was getting off the field when my executive director sent me the story, and this was before we decided to step up and partner with Louisville Children's Hospital Foundation,'' Brown said. "When he sent me the story, I was like, 'Bro, this is sad.' I read it, and I broke down.
    "I have a daughter of my own, and I can only imagine making an irrational decision after losing a video game, not only what that would do to me but what that would do to my family. I was like '****' just to be honest. It's crazy some of the things that go on in this world.''
    Bishop Dennis V. Lyons, who officiated at Monday's funeral service at New Zion Baptist Church, praised Brown's act of kindness.
    "It was phenomenal,'' Lyons said. "Sometimes people will make donations, but he went beyond. He even bought a headstone. He actually did a miracle with this family, for them not to have the pressure to beg. They were able to have a very dignified funeral service.''
    Brown, 26, started his foundation during his second season in the NFL. The mission statement of the foundation is to "impact the lives of those struggling with poverty, violence, and youth homelessness, and to improve upon the education and healthy living issues that are typically prevalent in at-risk areas while influencing others to do the same.'' The foundation is currently in the process of partnering with local businesses to keep Louisville swimming pools open for the summer after government funding was cut short.
    Brown, who signed a three-year, $18.75 million contract in March as a free agent, felt it was his calling to assist with the infant's funeral cost. His brother, Jamal Brown, is a musician at the same True Believers In Christ Church the grieving family attends. Brown calls the pastor, Jason Reynolds, his best friend.
    "I was like, 'Let's step outside of what we do' because I wanted to let the public know that we can't necessarily help every problem, but there are more problems that we do outside of our mission,'' Brown said. "We were hoping that it would inspire different organizations that, in times like this, would step up and just lend a helping hand.''
    Brown offered words of encouragement to the family following the loss.
    "Tough times don't last; tough people do,'' Brown said. "Something like this, as much as it hurts, you have to celebrate that that child is now in a better place. That child, although he didn't get to live a long life, that child is with our Maker. And just to keep in their mind that the child is not physically with them, but the child is now looking down on them.
    "I'm sure the child would want them to be strong, still full of life and to keep living. Use their story to bring awareness to parenting. We, as parents, we need to make better decisions, and we need to be better parents for our kids and for the future.''
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    A Louisville family expressed gratitude toward Atlanta Falcons guard Jamon Brown for helping pay for the funeral expenses for 1-month-old De'Anthony Lee Trice.
    Police said De'Anthony died last week after his father hit him in a post-video game rage. Brown, a Louisville-area native who attended the University of Louisville, used funds from his foundation to assist the family, who buried the boy at Louisville's Green Meadows Cemetery on Monday. The father, Anthony Trice, was indicted with first-degree murder and criminal abuse charges on Wednesday.
    Alvena Smith, the child's great-grandmother, praised Brown.
    "I'm very thankful and grateful to Jamon,'' Smith told ESPN via email. "I met him and his brother through my nephew. Jamon is so thoughtful. He has not forgotten where he came from. I can't thank him for his generosity because he definitely didn't have to bless us the way he did. I didn't know he loved us that much.
    "To him I'm grateful. I thank his mom for doing a great job raising those boys because they turned out to be wonderful young men.''
    Brown received word of the tragedy when the executive director of his foundation, Danny Mosby, reached out from Louisville and alerted him to the story. According to the police report, Anthony Trice was in his bedroom with his child playing video games at 8 p.m. May 3 when he began to lose the game. Trice then became angry and threw the remote. He told police he struck his infant son in the head with his fist, causing severe physical injury. After hitting the child, Trice attempted to quiet him. As he carried the baby into the kitchen, he dropped the baby -- according to the police report -- picked the baby up, then continued to the kitchen to make a bottle.
    Trice brought the baby back into the bedroom and propped him up in a seated position, placed a blanket in front of the baby, and placed the bottle in the baby's mouth. He then left the baby and went to the bathroom. Upon his return, Trice noticed the baby was in distress and called 911 for help. The father and child were in the house alone as the mother, Ronisha Tunstill, told a Louisville television station she was out running errands.
    The baby was taken to Norton Children's Hospital for the injuries and listed in serious condition. While at the hospital, he succumbed to the injuries and was pronounced dead on May 5 shortly after 8 p.m.
    Trice, arrested May 4, is being held in the main jail of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.
    "I was getting off the field when my executive director sent me the story, and this was before we decided to step up and partner with Louisville Children's Hospital Foundation,'' Brown said. "When he sent me the story, I was like, 'Bro, this is sad.' I read it, and I broke down.
    "I have a daughter of my own, and I can only imagine making an irrational decision after losing a video game, not only what that would do to me but what that would do to my family. I was like '****' just to be honest. It's crazy some of the things that go on in this world.''
    Bishop Dennis V. Lyons, who officiated at Monday's funeral service at New Zion Baptist Church, praised Brown's act of kindness.
    "It was phenomenal,'' Lyons said. "Sometimes people will make donations, but he went beyond. He even bought a headstone. He actually did a miracle with this family, for them not to have the pressure to beg. They were able to have a very dignified funeral service.''
    Brown, 26, started his foundation during his second season in the NFL. The mission statement of the foundation is to "impact the lives of those struggling with poverty, violence, and youth homelessness, and to improve upon the education and healthy living issues that are typically prevalent in at-risk areas while influencing others to do the same.'' The foundation is currently in the process of partnering with local businesses to keep Louisville swimming pools open for the summer after government funding was cut short.
    Brown, who signed a three-year, $18.75 million contract in March as a free agent, felt it was his calling to assist with the infant's funeral cost. His brother, Jamal Brown, is a musician at the same True Believers In Christ Church the grieving family attends. Brown calls the pastor, Jason Reynolds, his best friend.
    "I was like, 'Let's step outside of what we do' because I wanted to let the public know that we can't necessarily help every problem, but there are more problems that we do outside of our mission,'' Brown said. "We were hoping that it would inspire different organizations that, in times like this, would step up and just lend a helping hand.''
    Brown offered words of encouragement to the family following the loss.
    "Tough times don't last; tough people do,'' Brown said. "Something like this, as much as it hurts, you have to celebrate that that child is now in a better place. That child, although he didn't get to live a long life, that child is with our Maker. And just to keep in their mind that the child is not physically with them, but the child is now looking down on them.
    "I'm sure the child would want them to be strong, still full of life and to keep living. Use their story to bring awareness to parenting. We, as parents, we need to make better decisions, and we need to be better parents for our kids and for the future.''
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    A Louisville family expressed gratitude toward Atlanta Falcons guard Jamon Brown for helping pay for the funeral expenses for 1-month-old De'Anthony Lee Trice.
    Police said De'Anthony died last week after his father hit him in a post-video game rage. Brown, a Louisville-area native who attended the University of Louisville, used funds from his foundation to assist the family, who buried the boy at Louisville's Green Meadows Cemetery on Monday. The father, Anthony Trice, was indicted with first-degree murder and criminal abuse charges on Wednesday.
    Alvena Smith, the child's great-grandmother, praised Brown.
    "I'm very thankful and grateful to Jamon,'' Smith told ESPN via email. "I met him and his brother through my nephew. Jamon is so thoughtful. He has not forgotten where he came from. I can't thank him for his generosity because he definitely didn't have to bless us the way he did. I didn't know he loved us that much.
    "To him I'm grateful. I thank his mom for doing a great job raising those boys because they turned out to be wonderful young men.''
    Brown received word of the tragedy when the executive director of his foundation, Danny Mosby, reached out from Louisville and alerted him to the story. According to the police report, Anthony Trice was in his bedroom with his child playing video games at 8 p.m. May 3 when he began to lose the game. Trice then became angry and threw the remote. He told police he struck his infant son in the head with his fist, causing severe physical injury. After hitting the child, Trice attempted to quiet him. As he carried the baby into the kitchen, he dropped the baby -- according to the police report -- picked the baby up, then continued to the kitchen to make a bottle.
    Trice brought the baby back into the bedroom and propped him up in a seated position, placed a blanket in front of the baby, and placed the bottle in the baby's mouth. He then left the baby and went to the bathroom. Upon his return, Trice noticed the baby was in distress and called 911 for help. The father and child were in the house alone as the mother, Ronisha Tunstill, told a Louisville television station she was out running errands.
    The baby was taken to Norton Children's Hospital for the injuries and listed in serious condition. While at the hospital, he succumbed to the injuries and was pronounced dead on May 5 shortly after 8 p.m.
    Trice, arrested May 4, is being held in the main jail of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.
    "I was getting off the field when my executive director sent me the story, and this was before we decided to step up and partner with Louisville Children's Hospital Foundation,'' Brown said. "When he sent me the story, I was like, 'Bro, this is sad.' I read it, and I broke down.
    "I have a daughter of my own, and I can only imagine making an irrational decision after losing a video game, not only what that would do to me but what that would do to my family. I was like '****' just to be honest. It's crazy some of the things that go on in this world.''
    Bishop Dennis V. Lyons, who officiated at Monday's funeral service at New Zion Baptist Church, praised Brown's act of kindness.
    "It was phenomenal,'' Lyons said. "Sometimes people will make donations, but he went beyond. He even bought a headstone. He actually did a miracle with this family, for them not to have the pressure to beg. They were able to have a very dignified funeral service.''
    Brown, 26, started his foundation during his second season in the NFL. The mission statement of the foundation is to "impact the lives of those struggling with poverty, violence, and youth homelessness, and to improve upon the education and healthy living issues that are typically prevalent in at-risk areas while influencing others to do the same.'' The foundation is currently in the process of partnering with local businesses to keep Louisville swimming pools open for the summer after government funding was cut short.
    Brown, who signed a three-year, $18.75 million contract in March as a free agent, felt it was his calling to assist with the infant's funeral cost. His brother, Jamal Brown, is a musician at the same True Believers In Christ Church the grieving family attends. Brown calls the pastor, Jason Reynolds, his best friend.
    "I was like, 'Let's step outside of what we do' because I wanted to let the public know that we can't necessarily help every problem, but there are more problems that we do outside of our mission,'' Brown said. "We were hoping that it would inspire different organizations that, in times like this, would step up and just lend a helping hand.''
    Brown offered words of encouragement to the family following the loss.
    "Tough times don't last; tough people do,'' Brown said. "Something like this, as much as it hurts, you have to celebrate that that child is now in a better place. That child, although he didn't get to live a long life, that child is with our Maker. And just to keep in their mind that the child is not physically with them, but the child is now looking down on them.
    "I'm sure the child would want them to be strong, still full of life and to keep living. Use their story to bring awareness to parenting. We, as parents, we need to make better decisions, and we need to be better parents for our kids and for the future.''
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    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/26755477/falcons-brown-pays-costs-infant-funeral
     
    A Louisville family expressed gratitude toward Atlanta Falcons guard Jamon Brown for helping pay for the funeral expenses for 1-month-old De'Anthony Lee Trice.
    Police said De'Anthony died last week after his father hit him in a post-video game rage. Brown, a Louisville-area native who attended the University of Louisville, used funds from his foundation to assist the family, who buried the boy at Louisville's Green Meadows Cemetery on Monday. The father, Anthony Trice, was indicted with first-degree murder and criminal abuse charges on Wednesday.
    Alvena Smith, the child's great-grandmother, praised Brown.
    "I'm very thankful and grateful to Jamon,'' Smith told ESPN via email. "I met him and his brother through my nephew. Jamon is so thoughtful. He has not forgotten where he came from. I can't thank him for his generosity because he definitely didn't have to bless us the way he did. I didn't know he loved us that much.
    "To him I'm grateful. I thank his mom for doing a great job raising those boys because they turned out to be wonderful young men.''
    Brown received word of the tragedy when the executive director of his foundation, Danny Mosby, reached out from Louisville and alerted him to the story. According to the police report, Anthony Trice was in his bedroom with his child playing video games at 8 p.m. May 3 when he began to lose the game. Trice then became angry and threw the remote. He told police he struck his infant son in the head with his fist, causing severe physical injury. After hitting the child, Trice attempted to quiet him. As he carried the baby into the kitchen, he dropped the baby -- according to the police report -- picked the baby up, then continued to the kitchen to make a bottle.
    Trice brought the baby back into the bedroom and propped him up in a seated position, placed a blanket in front of the baby, and placed the bottle in the baby's mouth. He then left the baby and went to the bathroom. Upon his return, Trice noticed the baby was in distress and called 911 for help. The father and child were in the house alone as the mother, Ronisha Tunstill, told a Louisville television station she was out running errands.
    The baby was taken to Norton Children's Hospital for the injuries and listed in serious condition. While at the hospital, he succumbed to the injuries and was pronounced dead on May 5 shortly after 8 p.m.
    Trice, arrested May 4, is being held in the main jail of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.
    "I was getting off the field when my executive director sent me the story, and this was before we decided to step up and partner with Louisville Children's Hospital Foundation,'' Brown said. "When he sent me the story, I was like, 'Bro, this is sad.' I read it, and I broke down.
    "I have a daughter of my own, and I can only imagine making an irrational decision after losing a video game, not only what that would do to me but what that would do to my family. I was like '****' just to be honest. It's crazy some of the things that go on in this world.''
    Bishop Dennis V. Lyons, who officiated at Monday's funeral service at New Zion Baptist Church, praised Brown's act of kindness.
    "It was phenomenal,'' Lyons said. "Sometimes people will make donations, but he went beyond. He even bought a headstone. He actually did a miracle with this family, for them not to have the pressure to beg. They were able to have a very dignified funeral service.''
    Brown, 26, started his foundation during his second season in the NFL. The mission statement of the foundation is to "impact the lives of those struggling with poverty, violence, and youth homelessness, and to improve upon the education and healthy living issues that are typically prevalent in at-risk areas while influencing others to do the same.'' The foundation is currently in the process of partnering with local businesses to keep Louisville swimming pools open for the summer after government funding was cut short.
    Brown, who signed a three-year, $18.75 million contract in March as a free agent, felt it was his calling to assist with the infant's funeral cost. His brother, Jamal Brown, is a musician at the same True Believers In Christ Church the grieving family attends. Brown calls the pastor, Jason Reynolds, his best friend.
    "I was like, 'Let's step outside of what we do' because I wanted to let the public know that we can't necessarily help every problem, but there are more problems that we do outside of our mission,'' Brown said. "We were hoping that it would inspire different organizations that, in times like this, would step up and just lend a helping hand.''
    Brown offered words of encouragement to the family following the loss.
    "Tough times don't last; tough people do,'' Brown said. "Something like this, as much as it hurts, you have to celebrate that that child is now in a better place. That child, although he didn't get to live a long life, that child is with our Maker. And just to keep in their mind that the child is not physically with them, but the child is now looking down on them.
    "I'm sure the child would want them to be strong, still full of life and to keep living. Use their story to bring awareness to parenting. We, as parents, we need to make better decisions, and we need to be better parents for our kids and for the future.''
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    A Louisville family expressed gratitude toward Atlanta Falcons guard Jamon Brown for helping pay for the funeral expenses for 1-month-old De'Anthony Lee Trice.
    Police said De'Anthony died last week after his father hit him in a post-video game rage. Brown, a Louisville-area native who attended the University of Louisville, used funds from his foundation to assist the family, who buried the boy at Louisville's Green Meadows Cemetery on Monday. The father, Anthony Trice, was indicted with first-degree murder and criminal abuse charges on Wednesday.
    Alvena Smith, the child's great-grandmother, praised Brown.
    "I'm very thankful and grateful to Jamon,'' Smith told ESPN via email. "I met him and his brother through my nephew. Jamon is so thoughtful. He has not forgotten where he came from. I can't thank him for his generosity because he definitely didn't have to bless us the way he did. I didn't know he loved us that much.
    "To him I'm grateful. I thank his mom for doing a great job raising those boys because they turned out to be wonderful young men.''
    Brown received word of the tragedy when the executive director of his foundation, Danny Mosby, reached out from Louisville and alerted him to the story. According to the police report, Anthony Trice was in his bedroom with his child playing video games at 8 p.m. May 3 when he began to lose the game. Trice then became angry and threw the remote. He told police he struck his infant son in the head with his fist, causing severe physical injury. After hitting the child, Trice attempted to quiet him. As he carried the baby into the kitchen, he dropped the baby -- according to the police report -- picked the baby up, then continued to the kitchen to make a bottle.
    Trice brought the baby back into the bedroom and propped him up in a seated position, placed a blanket in front of the baby, and placed the bottle in the baby's mouth. He then left the baby and went to the bathroom. Upon his return, Trice noticed the baby was in distress and called 911 for help. The father and child were in the house alone as the mother, Ronisha Tunstill, told a Louisville television station she was out running errands.
    The baby was taken to Norton Children's Hospital for the injuries and listed in serious condition. While at the hospital, he succumbed to the injuries and was pronounced dead on May 5 shortly after 8 p.m.
    Trice, arrested May 4, is being held in the main jail of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.
    "I was getting off the field when my executive director sent me the story, and this was before we decided to step up and partner with Louisville Children's Hospital Foundation,'' Brown said. "When he sent me the story, I was like, 'Bro, this is sad.' I read it, and I broke down.
    "I have a daughter of my own, and I can only imagine making an irrational decision after losing a video game, not only what that would do to me but what that would do to my family. I was like '****' just to be honest. It's crazy some of the things that go on in this world.''
    Bishop Dennis V. Lyons, who officiated at Monday's funeral service at New Zion Baptist Church, praised Brown's act of kindness.
    "It was phenomenal,'' Lyons said. "Sometimes people will make donations, but he went beyond. He even bought a headstone. He actually did a miracle with this family, for them not to have the pressure to beg. They were able to have a very dignified funeral service.''
    Brown, 26, started his foundation during his second season in the NFL. The mission statement of the foundation is to "impact the lives of those struggling with poverty, violence, and youth homelessness, and to improve upon the education and healthy living issues that are typically prevalent in at-risk areas while influencing others to do the same.'' The foundation is currently in the process of partnering with local businesses to keep Louisville swimming pools open for the summer after government funding was cut short.
    Brown, who signed a three-year, $18.75 million contract in March as a free agent, felt it was his calling to assist with the infant's funeral cost. His brother, Jamal Brown, is a musician at the same True Believers In Christ Church the grieving family attends. Brown calls the pastor, Jason Reynolds, his best friend.
    "I was like, 'Let's step outside of what we do' because I wanted to let the public know that we can't necessarily help every problem, but there are more problems that we do outside of our mission,'' Brown said. "We were hoping that it would inspire different organizations that, in times like this, would step up and just lend a helping hand.''
    Brown offered words of encouragement to the family following the loss.
    "Tough times don't last; tough people do,'' Brown said. "Something like this, as much as it hurts, you have to celebrate that that child is now in a better place. That child, although he didn't get to live a long life, that child is with our Maker. And just to keep in their mind that the child is not physically with them, but the child is now looking down on them.
    "I'm sure the child would want them to be strong, still full of life and to keep living. Use their story to bring awareness to parenting. We, as parents, we need to make better decisions, and we need to be better parents for our kids and for the future.''
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    A Louisville family expressed gratitude toward Atlanta Falcons guard Jamon Brown for helping pay for the funeral expenses for 1-month-old De'Anthony Lee Trice.
    Police said De'Anthony died last week after his father hit him in a post-video game rage. Brown, a Louisville-area native who attended the University of Louisville, used funds from his foundation to assist the family, who buried the boy at Louisville's Green Meadows Cemetery on Monday. The father, Anthony Trice, was indicted with first-degree murder and criminal abuse charges on Wednesday.
    Alvena Smith, the child's great-grandmother, praised Brown.
    "I'm very thankful and grateful to Jamon,'' Smith told ESPN via email. "I met him and his brother through my nephew. Jamon is so thoughtful. He has not forgotten where he came from. I can't thank him for his generosity because he definitely didn't have to bless us the way he did. I didn't know he loved us that much.
    "To him I'm grateful. I thank his mom for doing a great job raising those boys because they turned out to be wonderful young men.''
    Brown received word of the tragedy when the executive director of his foundation, Danny Mosby, reached out from Louisville and alerted him to the story. According to the police report, Anthony Trice was in his bedroom with his child playing video games at 8 p.m. May 3 when he began to lose the game. Trice then became angry and threw the remote. He told police he struck his infant son in the head with his fist, causing severe physical injury. After hitting the child, Trice attempted to quiet him. As he carried the baby into the kitchen, he dropped the baby -- according to the police report -- picked the baby up, then continued to the kitchen to make a bottle.
    Trice brought the baby back into the bedroom and propped him up in a seated position, placed a blanket in front of the baby, and placed the bottle in the baby's mouth. He then left the baby and went to the bathroom. Upon his return, Trice noticed the baby was in distress and called 911 for help. The father and child were in the house alone as the mother, Ronisha Tunstill, told a Louisville television station she was out running errands.
    The baby was taken to Norton Children's Hospital for the injuries and listed in serious condition. While at the hospital, he succumbed to the injuries and was pronounced dead on May 5 shortly after 8 p.m.
    Trice, arrested May 4, is being held in the main jail of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.
    "I was getting off the field when my executive director sent me the story, and this was before we decided to step up and partner with Louisville Children's Hospital Foundation,'' Brown said. "When he sent me the story, I was like, 'Bro, this is sad.' I read it, and I broke down.
    "I have a daughter of my own, and I can only imagine making an irrational decision after losing a video game, not only what that would do to me but what that would do to my family. I was like '****' just to be honest. It's crazy some of the things that go on in this world.''
    Bishop Dennis V. Lyons, who officiated at Monday's funeral service at New Zion Baptist Church, praised Brown's act of kindness.
    "It was phenomenal,'' Lyons said. "Sometimes people will make donations, but he went beyond. He even bought a headstone. He actually did a miracle with this family, for them not to have the pressure to beg. They were able to have a very dignified funeral service.''
    Brown, 26, started his foundation during his second season in the NFL. The mission statement of the foundation is to "impact the lives of those struggling with poverty, violence, and youth homelessness, and to improve upon the education and healthy living issues that are typically prevalent in at-risk areas while influencing others to do the same.'' The foundation is currently in the process of partnering with local businesses to keep Louisville swimming pools open for the summer after government funding was cut short.
    Brown, who signed a three-year, $18.75 million contract in March as a free agent, felt it was his calling to assist with the infant's funeral cost. His brother, Jamal Brown, is a musician at the same True Believers In Christ Church the grieving family attends. Brown calls the pastor, Jason Reynolds, his best friend.
    "I was like, 'Let's step outside of what we do' because I wanted to let the public know that we can't necessarily help every problem, but there are more problems that we do outside of our mission,'' Brown said. "We were hoping that it would inspire different organizations that, in times like this, would step up and just lend a helping hand.''
    Brown offered words of encouragement to the family following the loss.
    "Tough times don't last; tough people do,'' Brown said. "Something like this, as much as it hurts, you have to celebrate that that child is now in a better place. That child, although he didn't get to live a long life, that child is with our Maker. And just to keep in their mind that the child is not physically with them, but the child is now looking down on them.
    "I'm sure the child would want them to be strong, still full of life and to keep living. Use their story to bring awareness to parenting. We, as parents, we need to make better decisions, and we need to be better parents for our kids and for the future.''
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    I was surprised this wasn't posted yet...
     
    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/26755477/falcons-brown-pays-costs-infant-funeral
     
    A Louisville family expressed gratitude toward Atlanta Falcons guard Jamon Brown for helping pay for the funeral expenses for 1-month-old De'Anthony Lee Trice.
    Police said De'Anthony died last week after his father hit him in a post-video game rage. Brown, a Louisville-area native who attended the University of Louisville, used funds from his foundation to assist the family, who buried the boy at Louisville's Green Meadows Cemetery on Monday. The father, Anthony Trice, was indicted with first-degree murder and criminal abuse charges on Wednesday.
    Alvena Smith, the child's great-grandmother, praised Brown.
    "I'm very thankful and grateful to Jamon,'' Smith told ESPN via email. "I met him and his brother through my nephew. Jamon is so thoughtful. He has not forgotten where he came from. I can't thank him for his generosity because he definitely didn't have to bless us the way he did. I didn't know he loved us that much.
    "To him I'm grateful. I thank his mom for doing a great job raising those boys because they turned out to be wonderful young men.''
    Brown received word of the tragedy when the executive director of his foundation, Danny Mosby, reached out from Louisville and alerted him to the story. According to the police report, Anthony Trice was in his bedroom with his child playing video games at 8 p.m. May 3 when he began to lose the game. Trice then became angry and threw the remote. He told police he struck his infant son in the head with his fist, causing severe physical injury. After hitting the child, Trice attempted to quiet him. As he carried the baby into the kitchen, he dropped the baby -- according to the police report -- picked the baby up, then continued to the kitchen to make a bottle.
    Trice brought the baby back into the bedroom and propped him up in a seated position, placed a blanket in front of the baby, and placed the bottle in the baby's mouth. He then left the baby and went to the bathroom. Upon his return, Trice noticed the baby was in distress and called 911 for help. The father and child were in the house alone as the mother, Ronisha Tunstill, told a Louisville television station she was out running errands.
    The baby was taken to Norton Children's Hospital for the injuries and listed in serious condition. While at the hospital, he succumbed to the injuries and was pronounced dead on May 5 shortly after 8 p.m.
    Trice, arrested May 4, is being held in the main jail of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.
    "I was getting off the field when my executive director sent me the story, and this was before we decided to step up and partner with Louisville Children's Hospital Foundation,'' Brown said. "When he sent me the story, I was like, 'Bro, this is sad.' I read it, and I broke down.
    "I have a daughter of my own, and I can only imagine making an irrational decision after losing a video game, not only what that would do to me but what that would do to my family. I was like '****' just to be honest. It's crazy some of the things that go on in this world.''
    Bishop Dennis V. Lyons, who officiated at Monday's funeral service at New Zion Baptist Church, praised Brown's act of kindness.
    "It was phenomenal,'' Lyons said. "Sometimes people will make donations, but he went beyond. He even bought a headstone. He actually did a miracle with this family, for them not to have the pressure to beg. They were able to have a very dignified funeral service.''
    Brown, 26, started his foundation during his second season in the NFL. The mission statement of the foundation is to "impact the lives of those struggling with poverty, violence, and youth homelessness, and to improve upon the education and healthy living issues that are typically prevalent in at-risk areas while influencing others to do the same.'' The foundation is currently in the process of partnering with local businesses to keep Louisville swimming pools open for the summer after government funding was cut short.
    Brown, who signed a three-year, $18.75 million contract in March as a free agent, felt it was his calling to assist with the infant's funeral cost. His brother, Jamal Brown, is a musician at the same True Believers In Christ Church the grieving family attends. Brown calls the pastor, Jason Reynolds, his best friend.
    "I was like, 'Let's step outside of what we do' because I wanted to let the public know that we can't necessarily help every problem, but there are more problems that we do outside of our mission,'' Brown said. "We were hoping that it would inspire different organizations that, in times like this, would step up and just lend a helping hand.''
    Brown offered words of encouragement to the family following the loss.
    "Tough times don't last; tough people do,'' Brown said. "Something like this, as much as it hurts, you have to celebrate that that child is now in a better place. That child, although he didn't get to live a long life, that child is with our Maker. And just to keep in their mind that the child is not physically with them, but the child is now looking down on them.
    "I'm sure the child would want them to be strong, still full of life and to keep living. Use their story to bring awareness to parenting. We, as parents, we need to make better decisions, and we need to be better parents for our kids and for the future.''
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    I was surprised this wasn't posted yet...
     
    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/26755477/falcons-brown-pays-costs-infant-funeral
     
    A Louisville family expressed gratitude toward Atlanta Falcons guard Jamon Brown for helping pay for the funeral expenses for 1-month-old De'Anthony Lee Trice.
    Police said De'Anthony died last week after his father hit him in a post-video game rage. Brown, a Louisville-area native who attended the University of Louisville, used funds from his foundation to assist the family, who buried the boy at Louisville's Green Meadows Cemetery on Monday. The father, Anthony Trice, was indicted with first-degree murder and criminal abuse charges on Wednesday.
    Alvena Smith, the child's great-grandmother, praised Brown.
    "I'm very thankful and grateful to Jamon,'' Smith told ESPN via email. "I met him and his brother through my nephew. Jamon is so thoughtful. He has not forgotten where he came from. I can't thank him for his generosity because he definitely didn't have to bless us the way he did. I didn't know he loved us that much.
    "To him I'm grateful. I thank his mom for doing a great job raising those boys because they turned out to be wonderful young men.''
    Brown received word of the tragedy when the executive director of his foundation, Danny Mosby, reached out from Louisville and alerted him to the story. According to the police report, Anthony Trice was in his bedroom with his child playing video games at 8 p.m. May 3 when he began to lose the game. Trice then became angry and threw the remote. He told police he struck his infant son in the head with his fist, causing severe physical injury. After hitting the child, Trice attempted to quiet him. As he carried the baby into the kitchen, he dropped the baby -- according to the police report -- picked the baby up, then continued to the kitchen to make a bottle.
    Trice brought the baby back into the bedroom and propped him up in a seated position, placed a blanket in front of the baby, and placed the bottle in the baby's mouth. He then left the baby and went to the bathroom. Upon his return, Trice noticed the baby was in distress and called 911 for help. The father and child were in the house alone as the mother, Ronisha Tunstill, told a Louisville television station she was out running errands.
    The baby was taken to Norton Children's Hospital for the injuries and listed in serious condition. While at the hospital, he succumbed to the injuries and was pronounced dead on May 5 shortly after 8 p.m.
    Trice, arrested May 4, is being held in the main jail of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.
    "I was getting off the field when my executive director sent me the story, and this was before we decided to step up and partner with Louisville Children's Hospital Foundation,'' Brown said. "When he sent me the story, I was like, 'Bro, this is sad.' I read it, and I broke down.
    "I have a daughter of my own, and I can only imagine making an irrational decision after losing a video game, not only what that would do to me but what that would do to my family. I was like '****' just to be honest. It's crazy some of the things that go on in this world.''
    Bishop Dennis V. Lyons, who officiated at Monday's funeral service at New Zion Baptist Church, praised Brown's act of kindness.
    "It was phenomenal,'' Lyons said. "Sometimes people will make donations, but he went beyond. He even bought a headstone. He actually did a miracle with this family, for them not to have the pressure to beg. They were able to have a very dignified funeral service.''
    Brown, 26, started his foundation during his second season in the NFL. The mission statement of the foundation is to "impact the lives of those struggling with poverty, violence, and youth homelessness, and to improve upon the education and healthy living issues that are typically prevalent in at-risk areas while influencing others to do the same.'' The foundation is currently in the process of partnering with local businesses to keep Louisville swimming pools open for the summer after government funding was cut short.
    Brown, who signed a three-year, $18.75 million contract in March as a free agent, felt it was his calling to assist with the infant's funeral cost. His brother, Jamal Brown, is a musician at the same True Believers In Christ Church the grieving family attends. Brown calls the pastor, Jason Reynolds, his best friend.
    "I was like, 'Let's step outside of what we do' because I wanted to let the public know that we can't necessarily help every problem, but there are more problems that we do outside of our mission,'' Brown said. "We were hoping that it would inspire different organizations that, in times like this, would step up and just lend a helping hand.''
    Brown offered words of encouragement to the family following the loss.
    "Tough times don't last; tough people do,'' Brown said. "Something like this, as much as it hurts, you have to celebrate that that child is now in a better place. That child, although he didn't get to live a long life, that child is with our Maker. And just to keep in their mind that the child is not physically with them, but the child is now looking down on them.
    "I'm sure the child would want them to be strong, still full of life and to keep living. Use their story to bring awareness to parenting. We, as parents, we need to make better decisions, and we need to be better parents for our kids and for the future.''
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