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Mother of Auburn signee Bray killed in shooting

Posted on: July 4, 2011 4:03 pm
Edited on: July 4, 2011 6:19 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

What has already been a miserable offseason for two college football programs in the state of Alabama has become that much worse this holiday weekend.

Tonya Bray, the 37-year-old mother of Auburn wide receiver/running back signee Quan Bray, died Sunday after being shot in LaGrange, Ga. Police have arrested Quan's father, Jeffery Jones, and charged him with murder in connection with Tonya's death.

According to police, witnesses saw a driver pull alongside Tonya Bray's vehicle in LaGrange Sunday morning and fire multiple shots into the vehicle before speeding away. Jones turned himself into police within an hour of Bray being pronounced dead at West Georgia Medical Center.

Auburn head coach Gene Chizik released a statement regarding the incident:
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Quan and his entire family during this extraordinarily difficult time. This is a terrible tragedy, but the Auburn Family will support Quan in every way possible throughout the grieving and healing process ahead. Quan is a great young man with a bright future, and we will be there for him every step of the way."
The tragedy only adds to what has been the most difficult offseason in recent memory for college football in the Yellowhammer State. Bray's death comes on the heels of the drug-related passing of Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas, the loss of Tide long snapper Carson Tinker's girlfriend in the April tornado disaster and all the other difficulties for both programs in the wake of those storms, as well as (on a much less serious note) the poisoning of Auburn's beloved Toomer's Corner oak trees and the March arrest (and dismissal) of four Tiger players on armed robbery charges.

A highly regarded all-purpose athlete out of Lagrange's Troup County High School, Bray is already enrolled in classes at Auburn and is expected to compete this fall for playing time at receiver, running back, and kick returner. Eye on CFB offers he and his family our thoughts and condolences.

Comments

Since: Jun 15, 2008
Posted on: July 5, 2011 1:51 pm
 

Mother of Auburn signee Bray killed in shooting

The one i clicked on said (  ) I don't read anything here about a car chase??? Wow how can writers not get this right? This is not even close....



Since: Jul 6, 2009
Posted on: July 5, 2011 11:07 am
 

Mother of Auburn signee Bray killed in shooting

The title doesn't say anything



Since: Nov 5, 2009
Posted on: July 5, 2011 2:30 am
 

Mother of Auburn signee Bray killed in shooting

the players being suspended had nothing to do with Aarons death. you are a trolling fool.



Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: July 5, 2011 1:49 am
 

Mother of Auburn signee Bray killed in shooting

Dont forget the three players suspended in the wake of the death of Aaron Douglas's death.  Auburn and Alabama are falling apart.



Since: Jul 4, 2011
Posted on: July 4, 2011 11:02 pm
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Since: Jul 4, 2011
Posted on: July 4, 2011 9:03 pm
 

Mother of Auburn signee Bray killed in shooting

he had pulled up beside her and started shooting at her. She was a wonderful woman and mother and it was a pleasure to work along side her! She always talked about her kids... This should have never happened to a wonderful woman like her! She will never be forgotten... it is going to be a long and sad road for her kids and family and her work family!




Since: May 29, 2011
Posted on: July 4, 2011 8:02 pm
 

Mother of Auburn signee Bray killed in shooting

I am with you , where is the chase , i guess the writer does not no what adrive bye shoting is
 



Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: July 4, 2011 6:55 pm
 

Mother of Auburn signee Bray killed in shooting

 Killed in a car chase or a drivebye? Title says one thing and article says another.


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