FLOWERY BRANCH — Cornerback Asante Samuel’s mother Christine passed away Tuesday morning.
He has been excused from practice this week. She was battling a long sickness.
“She’s just sick and going through a tough time,” Samuel told the AJC in October.
“We all sent our condolences and let it be known that we are in his corner and have his back,” safety Thomas DeCoud said. “Whenever we had a little bit time off, he’d bounce back to Florida to be with her.”
“He’s a professional,” DeCoud said. “He knows how to separate his personal life and his professional life.
If you looked at him every day, you’d never know that something that big was bothering him. It’s a testament to his character as a person.”
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