UAB Football Star Greg Bryant Has Been Announced Brain Dead
|UAB Football Star Greg Bryant Has Been Announced Brain Dead|
West Palm Beach Police spokeswoman Lori Colombino said Bryant was declared brain dead at 1 p.m. Sunday. Her statement added the investigation into the shooting of 21-year-old Bryant is now classified as a homicide.
Bryant, a former Notre Dame player, and passenger Maurice Grover were found shot in a car along southbound Interstate 95 in West Palm Beach, police told The Palm Beach Post. Grover had minor injuries, police said.
Detectives are looking for witnesses to the shooting.
Bryant started his career at Notre Dame but was declared academically ineligible. He spent last season attending ASA College in Miami, where he played in just one game.
He transferred to UAB earlier this year, and was the biggest name in UAB’s first recruiting class since the school restarted its football program.
Because UAB won’t play again until the 2017 season, Bryant was allowed to enroll in classes in January and could have become eligible to play after spending an academic year at the school.
His grandmother, Annette Kelley, told WPEC that Bryant came home for Mother’s Day weekend and was getting ready to return to college in Alabama. She said they are looking for answers because “a coward killed my baby.”