Georgia Bulldogs star quarterback Aaron Murray had one of the worst games in his college football career as his team was blown out by the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday night. He was sacked, he was hit and he was intercepted. Murray had perhaps the worst game of his life when his team needed him the most.
In the end, however, this was nothing in comparison to the rest of the week for Murray. Football is important, but it was nowhere near the top of his priorities list.
On the same day that Murray’s Bulldogs were beat up by the Gamecocks, he found out that not only had his home been vandalized, but also that his father had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Murray tweeted his thoughts after one of the worst days of his life.
“Probably the worst 12 hours of my life but I know my family will push through. Keep my dad in your prayers please”
Murray’s father is undergoing treatment in Tampa. He had reportedly been diagnosed weeks ago, but Murray and his siblings only found out about the cancer recently. Murray and his brothers drove home to Tampa on Sunday to be with their family.
Adding insult to injury was the fact that Murray’s home was vandalized after the Bulldogs’ loss. Murray’s Georgia teammate and roommate, Christian Robinson, tweeted the news.
“Came to a house that was egged and rolled. Seems that people turn on you when you’re not perfect. Thought we were in this together.”
This is just another case of fans going too far. I hope they felt especially bad after finding out all that happened to Murray this past weekend.