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Brother of Arizona State’s second-leading rusher reportedly killed in robbery

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There is, unfortunately, some heartwrenching news reportedly involving Arizona State running back Marion Grice during the holiday season.

Per Doug Haller of the Arizona Republic, Grice has returned home to join his family for what a team spokesperson is calling “personal reasons.” However, Haller notes in his blog that Grice’s brother was reportedly shot and killed during a robbery on Friday.

3TV Sports is reporting that a man was shot in the head when two burglars demanded a pair of recently-purchased Air Jordan shoes. The victim, believed to be Grice’s brother, lost control of the vehicle he was driving and crashed it into the side of a house. While the victim is only reported to be Grice’s brother, several ASU teammates took to their Twitter accounts to send their condolences to Grice.

Haller later confirmed that Grice will be back for the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl against Navy on Dec. 29. You can see Todd Graham’s comments on the situation HERE at about the 2:45 mark.

Grice is the team’s second-leading rusher with 520 yards and its fourth-leading receiver with 406 yards. He leads the team with 17 touchdowns.

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9 Responses to “Brother of Arizona State’s second-leading rusher reportedly killed in robbery”
  1. 35longmiles says: Dec 23, 2012 6:36 PM

    So if it was ASU’s 3rd or 4th leading rusher this wouldn’t be a story? What the hell does “second-leading rusher”have to do with ANYTHING? This is similar to reporting a player getting arrested for felony then posting his stats at the end of the story. I find this style to be idiotic.

  2. seanb20124 says: Dec 23, 2012 6:43 PM

    Sad story

  3. thefiesty1 says: Dec 23, 2012 8:08 PM

    Killing someone over a pair of shoes? What’s wrong with these “people”?

  4. cubano76 says: Dec 23, 2012 10:01 PM

    ^^^ What he said.

  5. imaduffer says: Dec 23, 2012 10:41 PM

    Killing someone over a pair of shoes? What’s wrong with these “people”?

    Are you talking about the “people” who make the shoes or the “people” that endorse the shoes?

  6. noring4youstill says: Dec 23, 2012 11:37 PM

    Well when they ban gums this will all go away.

  7. 35longmiles says: Dec 24, 2012 9:24 AM

    imaduffer says:
    Dec 23, 2012 10:41 PM
    Killing someone over a pair of shoes? What’s wrong with these “people”?

    Are you talking about the “people” who make the shoes or the “people” that endorse the shoes?
    —————
    + 9-1/2 narrow. Outstanding.

  8. kozbee says: Dec 24, 2012 11:05 AM

    Its sad whenever any kid is killed over a pair of jordan shoes,hat or leather coat.These items gang members will kill for.Never said the shooters got the shoes or not.Whats really bad about this if hes caught the shooter will drain hundreds of thousands to be given a warm meal,room and tv for the next few years till court while a mother greves her loss.Sad.And to think how the goverment wants to take away firearms.CCW.

  9. huskersrock1 says: Dec 24, 2012 9:57 PM

    noring4youstill says:Dec 23, 2012 11:37 PM
    Well when they ban gums this will all go away.

    It is called sarcasm people. I am about the most gullible person in the world and I caught that.

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