After a protracted battle with a uncommon, congenital situation referred to as arteriovenous malformation (AVM), former linebacker for the Oakland Raiders, Neiron Ball, has handed away. He performed two years in Oakland earlier than he was waived by the crew. He by no means made his technique to one other NFL roster, largely due to the AVM. He completed his profession with 5 mixed tackles and one fumble restoration. He was in a medically induced coma since December of 2018 on account of a mind aneurysm.
Ball’s household had posted a GoFundMe web page to assist pay for his medical payments and beat their aim of $100,000. Many gamers throughout the NFL donated to his web page, together with a $10,000 donation from Washington Redskins tight finish Jordan Reed. Ball performed school soccer for the Florida Gators and people ties ran deep as many alumni donated to the trigger. Raider Nation can even mourn Ball’s demise, however there’s one participant for the crew who will take his demise the toughest.
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Raiders’ Trent Brown Mourns the Dying of Neiron Ball
Trent Brown was one of many largest offseason additions for the Raiders and he devoted his time performed in Oakland to Neiron Ball.
“[Ball and I] turned roommates in each of our final yr’s [at Florida] and from there, we simply turned an unbreakable bond,” stated Brown again when the Raiders first signed him earlier than Ball had handed. “Love him to demise. It’s been a tricky time. I’m making an attempt to deal with it, however coming right here, kinda serving to shut a chapter for him and likewise my self. I really feel like there’s no higher alternative.”
The 2 performed school soccer collectively and each began their NFL careers within the Bay Space. Whereas Brown was in the course of celebrating a Monday Night time Soccer win, he was given the devastating information Tuesday morning of Ball’s demise and took to Twitter to react.
“Some tears you simply don’t be ready for…” tweeted Brown.
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