Tragedy has struck the family of 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard, hours before Saturday’s final regular-season home game.
Beathard’s younger brother, Clayton, died after being stabbed in the side during a fight outside a Nashville bar early Saturday, according to a news release issued by police. He was 22. The team said C.J. would miss the game against the Los Angeles Rams to be with his family.
Another victim, Paul Trapeni III, 21, also died from stab wounds, police said.
Authorities say the stabbings stemmed from an argument over a woman inside the Dogwood bar that spilled outside. Multiple people were involved in the fight. Beathard and Trapeni were pronounced dead after being transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. A third stabbing victim, who was identified as a 21-year-old male, was treated and released, police in Tennessee said.
Clayton Beathard played football as a quarterback at Long Island University, where he was in his junior year as a sports management major.
The Beathard family released a statement to the Tennessean newspaper thanking people for the support they’ve received and detailing Clayton’s life and passions.
“Clay was an amazing, big and soft-hearted human being with an undeniable love for the Lord. He had his family’s, friends’ and teammates’ backs even to a fault. I wish he would have been more inclined to take the high road but he hated ‘wrong.’”
Source: Sacramento Bee