Brian Price Talks About His LossJune 30th, 2012
Every Bucs fan knows about Brian Price taking his sister’s recent accidental death extremely hard. It went so far that Price landed in a Tampa hospital for days drained by grief, and the Bucs excused him from manadatory minicamp this month to train in California near his family.
In what Joe believes is Price’s first interview since his family tragedy, Price talked to Rashaun Haylock of FOX Sports West about his grief and challenges since his sister’s death.
“(I’m) having a hard time sleeping,” Price said. “I’ll be up until six in the morning (and) then I’ll sleep for an hour and go about my day.” A part of his days now include trying to help his nephews deal with losing their mom. “That’s the hard part,” he said, “Explaining to a kid that their mom is gone and their dad is not in their life. Sometimes they get it. Sometimes they don’t. “It’s a process.”
Price plans to adopt his nephews and bring them with him to Tampa.
“I’ve been taking care of them since they were born. They love me like crazy and I love them,” Price said. “I just love hanging out with them and they love hanging out with me. We just do the most simple things but it means a lot.
“When they were younger they would say ‘Dad, I mean uncle’ and I’d tear up a little bit because they just mean the world to me.”
Joe recommends clicking through above and reading the entire story. There’s not much football-related stuff in the piece, but it’s interesting regardless. Joe wishes Price the best.
Joe’s not ready to count out Price, not after turning only 23 in April, and not after displaying extraordinary toughness during his recovery from horrific surgery.