Sadly, we need to start the New Year in the NFL talking about the tragic death of 24 year old Broncos CB Darrent Williams. Williams, who was 24, was shot to death following an altercation in a Denver area nightclub.
Amazing how quickly things change - less than 24 hours ago, the Broncos were crushed by their season-ending loss to the 49ers, which kept them out of the playoffs. Now, they have to mourn one of their teammates, one of their brothers. You always hear about how a huge part of the satisfaction of playing football comes from the camaraderie that the players have. I'm sure that the Broncos would consider themselves a big family, and this is going to be tough for them to get over.
The worst part is that he was only 24. As a 23 year old, I tend to think, like most other people my age, that I'm invincible. When you hear news like this though, you realize how fragile life really is, and how you have to be grateful for every day that you have.
Rest in Peace.