When Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith showed up Sunday night for the game against the Patriots, he had a lot more on his mind than the AFC championship rematch so many fans were waiting to see.
Smith had barely slept and wasn’t even sure if he would play. He had driven home to Virginia after learning hours earlier his younger brother Tevin had been killed in a motorcycle accident. Shortly before grabbing an hour of sleep, at around 5:30 a.m., he tweeted about how much his brother meant to him.
An hour later, as tributes to his brother were pouring in, Smith posted a picture of the two of them together, saying, “I can’t say a bad thing about him… proud to have him as a brother. …”
At 4:30 p.m. Sunday, he finally made the decision he would play — in honor of his brother.
“It was tough emotionally. I didn’t…
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