Nashville, TN Pro Football Player Killed, Sep 2014
FORMER NFL KICKER ROB BIRONAS KILLED IN CAR CRASH IN TENNESSEE.
Nashville, Tenn. - Former Tennessee Titans kicker ROB BIRONAS was killed Saturday night in a single-car accident in Nashville. He was 36 years old.
According to the Nashville.gov website, BIRONAS was traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his SUV in a curve shortly after 11 p.m. CT.
The vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and struck a line of trees before it came to rest upside down. BIRONAS was transported by ambulance to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The crash occurred less than a mile from BIRONAS' home.
There was no evidence of alcohol or drug involvement at the scene.
BIRONAS was released by the Titans in March after nine seasons with the club. He was a 2007 Pro Bowl selection.
"We are deeply saddened to hear the tragic news from last night about ROB BIRONAS," said the Titans
in a statement Sunday morning.
"ROB made a significant impact as a player in his nine years with the team and more importantly touched many lives in the Nashville community off the field.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Rachel, and his family during this very difficult time."
BIRONAS married Rachel Bradshaw, the daughter of Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw, in June.
Chicago Tribune Illinois 2014-09-21