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Prayers and Condolence from the Football World over the Death of James White's Father

 James White  American football running back for the New England Patriots of the National Football League, was inactive for the team's 35-30 road loss to the Seattle Seahawks after his father, Tyrone killed in a car crash on Sunday.

On Sunday evening, the Miami-Dade Police Department announced that Tyrone White, the father of Patriots running back James White, was killed in a car crash on Sunday afternoon in Cooper City, Florida. His wife and James White’s mother, Lisa White, was also in the crash and later airlifted to a hospital.

The incident happened around 1 p.m. ET in Cooper City, Florida, according to the release.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they found two crashed cars, one flipped over and the other on fire. Deputies and firefighters extinguished the blaze, and an air rescue team transported two people to a hospital.

Tyrone White, a captain with the Miami-Dade Police Department, was pronounced dead at the scene. White mother is in critical condition.

"Our hearts are heavy for James," McCourty said after the game. "It's just tough, man. There's no words you can say. Just wanted to go out there and play our hearts out for him. It's just devastating. I was heartbroken for him."

Patriots safety Devin McCourty opened Sunday Night Football with a pick six, and immediately ran to the end zone camera to send a message.

“2-8, we love you bro,” McCourty said, referring to White’s jersey number.

"It's tough. It's hard to put into words," Patriots teammate Matthew Slater said. "We all have mothers and fathers. To lose them, that's never easy, for a tragedy like that to hit. It hit us all. Puts things in perspective. ... There are things that are so much bigger than this game. And today was a reminder of that. Life is such a fragile thing. You just assume that you will wake up and go about your day and return safely, but life doesn't happen like that.

"For our brother to lose his father and for his parents to be in that accident, it hit us all in the heart. We were struggling. We haven't processed it yet. That takes time. I don't have the words to describe how I feel."

"Our hearts go out to him," Patriots coach Bill Belichick said.

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