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Aaron Murray’s father reportedly has thyroid cancer

Tennessee Georgia Football AP

As John touched on earlier, the house belonging to Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray and linebacker Christian Robinson was egged and TP’d over the weekend — perhaps as a result of the Bulldogs’ 35-7 loss to South Carolina last Saturday.

On Sunday morning, Robinson posted the following message on his Twitter account:

“Still get to be a hero this morning to little kids at Athens Church. There are more important things in life than wins and loses [emphasis added].”

No one likely understands that last sentiment more than Murray right now.

Murray posted on his own Twitter account yesterday “Probably the worst 12 hours of my life but I know my family will push through. Keep my dad in your prayers please.” It’s being reported that Murray’s father has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

“Papa Murray is the strongest man I know,” Murray continued this morning on his social media page. “This morning is the first step to recovery. Praying God looks over him and the surgeons.”

It’s been a tough several days for Murray to be sure. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family as we’re reminded once again that there’s a human being underneath the helmet and pads.

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6 Responses to “Aaron Murray’s father reportedly has thyroid cancer”
  1. southernpatriots says: Oct 8, 2012 8:02 PM

    Papa Murray is now in our prayers. We also will bring him to our church prayer team and list. We are glad to honor your request Aaron, may God give you peace in the midst of this.

    May all the medical team know what to do to help Papa Murray, and may all the support of his family, help him through this.

    Cancer has hit many family members and friends over the years, as live in what is referred to as “cancer alley.”

    May the UGA fans treat the Bulldog football players with more consideration and kindness understanding that none wanted to lose to the Gamecocks. The Bulldogs do not deserve abusive and threatening behavior.

  2. kiopta1 says: Oct 8, 2012 8:37 PM

    Prayers to you and your family from ND nation.

  3. tlmoon2112 says: Oct 9, 2012 8:40 AM

    Praying here too.

  4. florida727 says: Oct 9, 2012 10:03 AM

    1 Peter 4:12-13… “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you… But rejoice, insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when His glory is revealed.” (ESV)

    Aaron, God has a purpose for this trial in your life. Imagine the testimony this will provide for you and your family. Hard to look too far into the future at a time like this, but when you do, your reliance on your Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be a great message to share with others when they’re in a similar situation and you’re the one available to comfort them.

    God bless, Aaron.

  5. tigersgeaux says: Oct 9, 2012 10:50 AM

    @florida727: Absolutely. Amen.

    Our prayers are also with you Aaron and with Poppa.

  6. abrellbama says: Oct 9, 2012 10:10 PM

    I wish him a complete recovery and God bless him.

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