- Tennessee State University is tonight mourning the death of one of its
Jones, III, a freshman walk-on defensive back from Smyrna, Tenn., passed out
and became unresponsive during an early evening practice at approximately 4
p.m. Jones was transported to Baptist Medical Center in Nashville where efforts
to revive him were unsuccessful and died at approximately 5:50 p.m.
"This is a
very tragic day for our entire Tennessee State University community and we are
devastated by the sudden passing of this young man," said Teresa Phillips, TSU
Athletics Director. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this
very difficult time. Our University and our football team are hurting as we
feel the loss of one of our own. As a team and a family we will grieve
alongside the family and do everything we can to help support the family
through this very difficult time."
Students, faculty, staff and the TSU community are mourning the loss of the young football player. More details will be made as they become available.
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