Report: James White’s Father Dies in Horrific Car Crash, Mother in Critical Condition

Brad Sullivan
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New England Patriots running back James White received horrific news upon being told that his father was killed in an auto accident that also critically injured his mother.

White is in his seventh season with the Patriots after being selected by the team in the fourth round of the 2014 draft.

While White has largely been a supplemental player at running back, he’s been invaluable as a receiver, having caught 323 passes during his NFL career, including 159 over the past two seasons.

The tragedy was the second death of an immediate family member in the past week for the Patriots. On Monday, head coach Bill Belichick’s 98-year-old mother, Jeannette, passed away.

White’s absence will make the challenge of defeating the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night a little more difficult.

Last week, the Patriots began their season with a 21-11 victory over the Miami Dolphins, while the Seahawks also won their opener, defeating the Atlanta Falcons, 38-25.

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Brad has written on a variety of both NBA and NFL topics and has worked previously as a sports information director at the collegiate level. A lifetime fan of sports, he's witnessed countless great moments in different sports and understands that stories can be compelling from both the perspective of winners and losers. As a frustrated fan of Cleveland sports, he experienced something unprecedented when the Cavaliers won the city's first championship in 52 years.