Following Alabama’s practice Tuesday, UA released a statement from Alabama Crimson Tide football player Lorenzo Washington about the shooting of teammate Brandon Deaderick. Here is the info from UA:
Alabama senior defensive lineman Lorenzo Washington commented on fellow senior lineman Brandon Deaderick, who was released from the hospital and attended practice briefly Tuesday afternoon.
â€œItâ€™s an unfortunate thing that happened for one of our brothers to go down like that,â€ Washington said following practice. â€œHe is going to get through this and we are going to help him get through it all and he is going to make a full recovery.
â€œWe are a close-knit unit anyway, but a situation like this brings people closer together. When something happens to an Alabama football player word spreads pretty quick. We all went over there to see him this morning. Itâ€™s pretty crazy what happened. Iâ€™m just happy he is alive. He could have been gone. He is real lucky. I know that God blessed him and got him through that.â€
No. 5 Alabama will meet No. 7 Virginia Tech in the 2009 Chick-Fil-A College Kickoff Classic at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The game will be nationally televised by ABC Sports with kick off just after 7 p.m. (CST).